Lunch and Learn Series

Student Success Lunch & Learn Series -
Hosted by the Office of the Dean of Students
and Academic Support & Retention

Registration is requested as space is limited.
Register in Employee Self-Service, through My Training, sessions "L&L"
Contact Academic Support & Retention at with questions.

Wednesday, February 11
12:30 - 1:20 pm
Location: Northwestern Room, 345 IMU

The ability to finance a college education is certainly a top concern for college students and their families. Join Cindy Seyfer and Sarah Harrington from Financial Aid and Cindy Roberts from Scholarship Programs in Admissions to learn more about critical topics such as: 1.) upcoming FAFSA changes and deadlines and student eligibility limits and options, 2.) Satisfactory Academic Progress and institutional outreach and related federal regulations, and 3.) general scholarship renewal criteria. You will learn how to communicate with students regarding these topics and how to best refer students to the appropriate office or person depending on their financial circumstance or concerns.   

Wednesday, March 11
12:30 - 1:20 pm
Location: Northwestern Room, 345 IMU

When a parent of an undergraduate student calls, we have opportunity not only to respond to their question, but also to build good will toward the university, encourage their partnership, and guide them in helping their student.  This session, led by staff from the Academic Advising Center, will focus on understanding parent perspectives, confidentiality considerations, and strategies to facilitate a positive interaction.  

Thursday, April 16
12:30 - 1:20 pm
Location: Nebraska Room, 335 IMU

Learn more about the integral role that Student-Athlete Academic Services has on supporting our student-athletes. Liz Tovar, John Bruno, and Kara Park from Athletics will discuss academic support services, career guidance/development, and other social/personal development opportunities for student-athletes. You will learn more about the unique challenges student-athletes may encounter on campus and ways in which you can assist in supporting student success for our student-athletes. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Academic Support & Retention at 319-335-1497.