Primetime 2021 will be held Sunday, August 15th - Thursday, August 19th. Registration will open on Monday, July 12th at 8 AM. You will receive a special code to register for your preferred section via your UI email, at that time. 

Q: How much does Primetime cost?

A: We do not charge you a fee to attend Honors Primetime. Participants earn 1 semester hour of honors credit upon successful completion which is factored in to your tuition. UI Housing will charge $35 per day for early move-in to cover costs such as dorm staffing, utilities, building security, and dining hall service.


Q: Is Primetime required? 

A: No. It's a great opportunity to earn 1 s.h. of credit (that counts towards your honors coursework requirements) and connect with the honors community. One of the highlights for many students is their participation in Primetime. 


Q: What do I do if I've reached the 18 s.h. credit load? 

A: If you've reached your semester credit load limit for the Fall 2021 semester, please do not contact your academic advisor for this. Not all academic advisors have this capability on campus. The Honors Program will be working with academic colleges to lift these caps for students before you register on July 12th. No action is necessary on your part.


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

A: You will check in at your assigned workshop location on Monday morning with your instructor. After you attend your first workshop session, you'll move on to a welcome event. On Tuesday and Wednesday, you will attend full-day (10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.) workshops with hand-selected faculty. Primetime concludes on Thursday with the Honors Primetime Virtual Symposium, where each group offers a brief recorded presentation on what they learned.

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: Can I see workshop options in advance? 

A: Yes, you may visit MyUI and explore available sections. These are all restricted until Monday, July 12th once students receive their special permission code around 8 AM via their UI email address. 


Q: How do I enroll in a Primetime workshop? 

A: Primetime registration opens on Monday, July 12th. You will receive an email at 8 AM from our team with a special registration code. Once you receive this code, you'll be able to register for a workshop. We strongly encourage you to visit MyUI, explore available sections, and pick 3-5 in advance since seats are limited. You will only participate in one. 


Q: What workshops are available? 

A: Interests vary from year to year, and you'll be able to explore topics in art, culture, performance, science, society, writing, and more. We limit workshops to about twenty two students. 

You are encouraged to explore topics outside of your planned field of study. Honors Primetime is about making connections, self discovery, and experiential learning. 


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 once seats are full. 


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. We will send you information about your schedule, how to access the online ICON community, and any other information you need to know or actions you need to take.


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 or via email honors-program@uiowa.edu 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 the weekend prior to the start of Primetime. Move in times vary and you will receive information directly from UI Housing on when to move in. Housing will charge a fee of $35 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-in date?

A: Yes. Visit the UI Housing Move-In 2021 page for more information. 


Q: Will I be charged for moving in early?

A: Yes.

UI Housing will assess a fee of $35 for each day you move in early to a residence hall and this charge will be applied to your U-bill.


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

A: No. It's important we keep this experience to first-year honors students only to allow for new connections. However, If you require special accommodations, give us a call at 319-335-1681 or send us an email.