Nearly 125,000 people call the greater Cedar Rapids area home. No matter what the season, there is always something to do, from sporting events and festivals to theatre, music and concert venues. Add a wide array of shopping choices and you'll quickly see why a recent national survey poll named Cedar Rapids one of the most livable cities in the United States.
Make your college experience once-in-a-lifetime. There
are more than 80 different clubs and organizations on campus, as well as sports teams, intramurals (like sand volleyball and pool league), Student Leadership Council
and our FREE recreation center.
Global clubs you could join:
• Multi-cultural Club
• Global Leadership Organization
• United Nations Association Student Alliance
Get more information on campus activities and
There are many great outdoor activities such as trails,
parks, golfing and volleyball to keep you on the move
Cheer on the Kernels Class A Midwest League baseball
team, Rough Riders USHL Hockey team, the Cedar
Rapids Titans indoor football league, and the Cedar Rapids Rampage soccer team.
Safety and Scams
While at Kirkwood, we want you to be aware of personal safety and how to avoid scams that may be directed at international students. Get more information here.
Cedar Rapids offers students a wide-range of dining options, vibrant nightlife and a variety of recreation options. See all that Cedar Rapids has to offer.
Iowa City offers a variety of events sure to please everyone. The City of Iowa City website is a great tool to find out more information about attractions, transportation and recreation.
Iowa's Creative Corridor
Check out local events, cultural points of interest and education opportunities that await you in eastern Iowa.
Grocery Stores and Shopping Centers
Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee and Target are some of the shopping centers just a short drive from campus. You can also purchase Halal foods in Cedar Rapids. We often recommend Goodwill and Stuff, etc. stores for secondhand goods at lower prices.
The city of Cedar Rapids provides bus services to
our main campus location. Iowa City Transit provides transportation for students at the Iowa City Campus.
There are several banks near campus including Hills Bank, US Bank (on campus), CCCU, Wells Fargo and others that you may contact for your banking business.