• The event is an information session with group discussion and does not include any hands-on laboratory activities. Due to campus safety policies, we are not allowed to have students use our lab equipment.
  • Participants will receive a tour of the laboratory space.
  • Event discussions will focus on various careers in human genetics, how professionals from those disciplines work as a team, and the paths the professionals took to get to their current positions.
  • Students should have covered basic genetics in one of their classes prior to attending the event.
  • We do not discuss undergraduate or graduate school admissions requirements during the event, but are happy to provide you contact information for specific programs upon request.
  • A few days before the event, we will send a final schedule along with event and location details and a photo consent form.
  • Light refreshments are provided in the morning and afternoon. Lunch will also be provided. Participants with dietary restrictions will be offered an alternative meal.
  • This event does not include a full campus tour.


  • Parking is available in the Newton Road Parking RampPlease note this is a parking ramp with an hourly fee. We cannot validate or provide parking passes.
  • Other transportation options include the Coralville, Iowa City, and Cambus transit systems. 
  • If you will be driving either a school or a charter bus, contact us so we can work with you and University of Iowa Parking and Transportation. 

***Please allow an extra 15-20 minutes to arrive on campus, park, and find the location***

Appropriate Clothing

We encourage participants to wear comfortable shoes, as they will do some walking through our academic medical center. Visitors should wear appropriate attire - hats, open-toed shoes, ripped or torn jeans and clothing showing the mid-drift area are not allowed.

If possible, please leave bulky coats and bags at home or in the bus during the visit. We do not have a place to store these items during the tour, so students will have to carry them around campus if they choose to bring them.