Board News

August 13, 2020

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has waived the requirement for students needing to submit either an ACT or SAT score in order to be admitted to the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, or the University of Northern Iowa for next year’s entering class. As part of his...
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July 29, 2020

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget numbers took up the bulk of the Board's July 29, 2020 meeting. 

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July 20, 2020

In an effort to ease concerns about access to ACT tests for Iowa high school students due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa will be offering on-campus ACT tests for Iowans graduating high school in either 2020 or 2021. These special testing opportunities are...
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June 11, 2020

In a continuing effort to make higher education more affordable, 40 Iowa colleges and universities have combined for a joint membership with the Open Textbook Network (OTN), a consortium of colleges and universities working to advance open textbook initiatives.

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June 4, 2020

A tuition freeze for the Fall 2020 semester and a presentation on life on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the June 4, 2020 Board of Regents meeting.

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April 1, 2020

The Board of Regents held a virtual meeting April 1, 2020. Key items reviewed by committees and the Board are outlined below. Click here for the complete agenda. Virtual Meeting Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Regents held a virtual meeting, rather than meet in-person at the Iowa...
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March 18, 2020

Recently, the spread of COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Both the President and the Governor have declared States of Emergency. Confirmed community spread has been identified in our state, and government and medical professionals are recommending social distancing measures. To help minimize the spread...
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March 14, 2020

With the continued spread of COVID-19, the Board of Regents has directed each of our Regent Universities to recall all faculty, staff and students that are out of the country. The Board is giving each university president the flexibility to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Previously, the Board had...
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March 10, 2020

Following the identification of COVID-19 cases in Iowa, the Board of Regents has asked the three Regent Institutions to move as quickly as possible towards the ability to deliver instruction virtually. It is important for students, faculty and staff to prepare for this eventuality this week prior to spring break....
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March 5, 2020

Safety of our campus communities is a paramount concern for the Board of Regents. Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance and Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Guidance for Student Foreign Travel for Institutions of Higher Education recommends institutions “should consider postponing or canceling student...
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