Services by Location

Services by Location

Support & Services Near You

Our regional centers offer the student services available on main campus at a location near you. Get the support and services you need, close to home!

Find your location and explore the available student services options at each center. 

Jones County Regional Center

General College Help

Meet with on-site staff members about financial aid options, scholarship opportunities and for advice of registering for classes. Learn more about Kirkwood's student services.


Check out materials from the library and have them sent to the Jones Regional Education Center for pick-up. Search the Kirkwood library database for textbooks and periodicals. Requests may be placed and directed to students with a two-three day turnaround. Reference librarian support is available by telephone.

Computer Lab

JREC has a computer lab open daily for student use. Check your email, do research for class projects or type up a term paper all from the comfort of the lab. We offer the Microsoft Office suite, COMPASS Testing and Career Search Services. Our staff is available on a limited basis for students with course projects and assignments.

Academic advising helps students to accomplish these objectives:

  • Explore and clarify educational, career and life goals
  • Create short and long-term plans to accomplish these goals
  • Select a major that balances goals, interests and abilities
  • Understand requirements of the major and the college
  • Identify and register for appropriate courses

In order for these goals to be achieved, students must fulfill their own responsibilities in the advising process by taking these steps:

  • Make and keep appointments with advisor well before registration begins. Make use of the advisor's knowledge - it is a valuable resource. Stay up-to-date about college policies, procedures and requirements using the current web-based registration information.
  • Come to all advising sessions and appointments prepared: review registration information and the course schedule. Make a tentative list of courses and alternates for next semester.
  • Prepare a list of any questions about the degree plan and requirements.

To arrange an appointment for assistance with your academic planning, contact Lisa Folken at or Jane Lawrence at or by phone at 319-465-2302.

Make-up Exams have to be approved by the instructor before they can be scheduled. The instructor must send a written approval form or call the center. You will need to call ahead and set up a time to take the make-up exam.

Distance Learning Tests are given at specific times and require a 48-hour notice when scheduling. Please call ahead to set up a time to take your exam. When you call to schedule your testing time, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Instructor's name
  • Course name
  • Test number
  • Internet format

Accuplacer and ALEKS Placement Tests are also scheduled by appointment. Please call ahead to set up a time to take your placement test.

Scheduling a Testing Time

  • By appointment, preferably with 24 hour notice
  • Photo ID required
  • Call 319-465-2301 or 319-465-2302 to schedule an appointment

Tutoring Services are offered free to part-time or full-time Kirkwood students enrolled in credit classes. The college offers three forms of tutoring: individual, group and online tutoring.

Individual Tutoring is conducted in person, one tutor per student. Tutors include current students, recent Kirkwood graduates or retired instructors that meet strict guidelines. Students meet with tutors at the Tippie-Mansfield Center, the Belle Plaine Community Library or any other Tutor Center approved location. These sessions may take place during the day, evening or weekend hours.

Group and Online Tutoring services are available at Kirkwood's Main Campus Tutoring Center.

Tutoring is NOT available for some classes.

Want to be a Tutor? Student tutors must have a GPA of 3.00 and have earned an A or B+ in the course they would like to tutor (or be earning an A or B+ if currently enrolled in the course) and have the approval of the instructor.

For more information on getting a tutor or being a tutor, call Lisa Folken at 319-465-2305 or email:

Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa

Testing Center

The Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa Testing Center supports students and community members by proctoring a variety of academic and certification exams.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED

Have questions? Contact the Testing Center at 319-358-3158.

You may also send a message to Please include your k-number, name, the name of the course and test, and your instructor.

Please note:

  • Placement testing usually takes 2 to 3 hours, so please allow enough time to complete the test.
  • 24-hour notice is required for testing appointments.

Iowa City Campus Student Resources

Advising is a free service to all Kirkwood students. An advisor can help you choose the right classes and programs, help with registration, review your transcript, prepare you to transfer, arrange to get help with your studies and more!

Appointments are generally available weekdays. To meet with an advisor stop by OneStop (Iowa City information desk) or call 319-887-3658 to set up an appointment. 


Calvin Gaston

Advising Coordinator

Becky Koch
Academic Advisor

Katie Anderson

Looking for a job or a new career? The Iowa City Campus offers a variety of services to prepare you for the job search. Résumé writing, interviewing, and job search workshops are all offered. Check the Iowa City campus events calendar to learn more. 

At the Iowa City Campus, students have the opportunity to be active in a variety of organizations. Some of these groups exist to enhance student learning, others help to build leadership skills and some are just for fun. Students who get involved forge new relationships, create an enhanced college experience and just have more fun.

Find a Club

Kirkwood Counseling Services is free and confidential to all enrolled Kirkwood students. Due to current restrictions of meeting in-person, all counseling appointments take place virtually, via Zoom appointments. Any of the Kirkwood counselors can meet with students from the Iowa City campus. To schedule with one of our counselors, contact the OneStop at (319) 887-3658.

The One Stop office helps eligible students navigate the financial aid options that make affording college a reality. Financial aid is based on individual need. Aside from loan programs, other sources of aid include grants, scholarships and work-study programs. If you have questions, head to the One Stop.

One Stop hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Like students at the main campus in Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Iowa City students do not live in campus housing. They have the option to choose from a variety of apartments in the area that meet their needs and budget. We have compiled a list of complexes near campus to help point students and parents in the right direction when apartment hunting.

Check out the options available in Iowa City 
This list has been provided by Student Life to aid those who are in need of housing. Prices and terms are subject to change.

Find additional housing options through The University of Iowa’s Off-Campus Housing Services.

For more information, please contact Iowa City Campus Student Life at 319-887-3977.

The Learning Services department offers support for students with disabilities. These services are available to qualified students at no cost.

Using a team approach to assist students, staff on main campus and all county sites work with students to determine reasonable accommodations and ensure that instructors are aware of accommodation needs. See Learning Services Accommodation Services for Students with Disabilities for more information.

Located in room 107, Kirkwood's Iowa City Library offers many valuable resources to students. Reference librarians can help you with your research. You can use a computer or check out a laptop to take anywhere in the Credit Center building. There are plenty of seats to study or read, plus five study rooms for small groups. Students can also print, scan, or copy materials.

From the Library homepage you can search for books or online resources available from both the Iowa City Campus and Main Campus. The libraries provide access to more than 90 databases that you can use on campus or from home.
For reference questions, call 319-887-3612 or email
For general questions, call 319-887-3613.

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed 

The Iowa City Test Center provides placement testing, exams for Distance Learning courses, departmental exams and various certification testing. There is no charge for testing services. A photo I.D. must be shown for all types of testing.

Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours may vary on holidays and student recess days.

Contact us at 319-887-3642 or

For more information, start here.

More Iowa City Resources


The Kirkwood bookstores sell a current selection of textbooks, general interest books, supplies, computer software, electronics, music, DVDs and official Kirkwood clothing and gifts.


You can pick up your official Kirkwood ID at the Iowa City Bookstore. The card gets you into the library, computer labs, the recreation center, various Kirkwood events, and more. It can also be used as a debit card for purchases both on and off-campus.

Fitness Center

Students have access to a free workout room with their EagleCard. The Fitness Center is open on weekdays during regular business hours. Visit room 161 to learn more. 

Math Lab

Stop in the Math Lab in room 136 and talk one-on-one with an instructor free of charge. There's no appointment needed. Times change from semester to semester, so please check the current schedule at the One Stop, with your instructor or on the door of the lab. You can also check out the on-line tutoring guide for extra help.

For more information contact:

Jim Cochran, Iowa City Math Lab director.
Phone: 319-887-3942
Office: room 135

Speaking Center

Looking to improve your oral communication skills? Visit the Iowa City Campus Speaking Center to get the assistance and support you need to give better presentations and speeches. You can also improve your interviewing skills and get experience leading a meeting. For more information, please contact Cindy Cochran at

Writing Center

The Iowa City Writing Center is not accepting face-to-face consultations for Fall 2020. However, students can still receive writing assistance through one of our two virtual writing centers.

          My Writing Center Online          Center for Online Writing (COW)