Q: What is the Primetime schedule like? What will I do in Honors Primetime?

A: Check-in will be on Monday, August 14 from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Blank Honors Center. You will check-in, get your schedule, meet the honors staff, and enjoy our free Photo Booth before attending our welcome event at the Englert Theatre. On Tuesday and Wednesday, you will attend full-day (9am to 5pm) workshops with hand-selected faculty doing really cool things. On Thursday morning, you will attend a final workshop session to prep your group's presentation. After lunch, each group shares their experience during the Honors Primetime Symposium.

Attendance to all scheduled Primetime workshops and events is mandatory.


Q: Is there homework?

A: Your workshop may require a very minimal amount of homework.

Failure to complete a Primetime homework assignment may result in a non-passing grade for the course.


Q: Which workshop will I be assigned to?

A: Our registration form will ask you to choose three (3) workshop topics you find the most interesting. Topics vary from year to year, and you'll be able to explore topics in art, culture, performance, science, society, writing, and more. The Honors Program staff will do their best to assign each student to their first chosen workshop. We limit workshops to about twenty students, and sometimes we have to assign students to their second or third workshop choice to keep classes small.

You are encouraged to explore topics outside of your planned field of study. Honors Primetime is about making connections, self discovery, and experiential learning. We are unable to reassign you to a different workshop once assignments have been made.


Q: Does Primetime conflict with On Iowa?

A: Primetime does not conflict with any mandatory OnIowa! events.


Q: Can I sign up early?

A: Unfortunately, no. In order to make the registration process fair for everyone, we limit registration to open and close at a specific time.


Q: I signed up for Primetime. Now what?

A: The Honors Program will send all correspondence to your University of Iowa email address

Be sure to activate your Iowa email account and check it often. You will receive your workshop assignment by August 10. We will also send you information about Monday check-in, a full schedule, and any other information you need to know or actions you need to take. No exceptions will be made in regards to missing a deadline due to a student not activating and/or checking their University of Iowa email account.


Q: I missed the registration deadline. Can I still sign up for Primetime?

A: Unfortunately, no. Due to limited resources, we can only accommodate a certain number of students.


Q: Is there a waitlist I can join?

A: Not at this time.


Q: I signed up for Primetime, but now I can’t attend. What should I do?

A: Notify us by calling 319-335-1681 as soon as possible.

There is no penalty for dropping out of Primetime but if you do not notify us, you will receive a non-passing grade for the course.


Q: When do I move in?

A: All Primetime participants (on or off campus) will move in on Sunday, August 13. Move in times range from 10:00am to 4:00pm and you will receive information directly from UI Housing on when to move in. Housing will charge a fee of $45 per day for moving in early to a residence hall. If you live in or near Iowa City, we still expect you to move into your residence hall early. This is part of the Primetime experience and helps you to make connections early.


Q: Do I have to contact UI Housing to schedule my move date?

A: No. The Honors Program will work with UI Housing to schedule your move-in date for you.


Q: Will I be charged for moving in early?

A: Yes.

UI Housing will assess a fee of $45 for each day you move in early to a residence hall and this charge will be applied to your U-bill. This also covers your meals.


Q: My roommate/friend/parent/sibling wants to come with me to Primetime. Is that okay?

A: No, we do not allow anyone who has not registered for Primetime to attend any part of Primetime.