Services by Location

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Services by Location

Support & Services Near You

Our regional centers offer the student services you need, close to home!

Find the nearest Kirkwood location and explore available student service options.

Main Campus

Kirkwood's Main Campus in Cedar Rapids offers an incredible variety of resources designed to help optimize the student experience.

Student Services

Iowa City Campus

Kirkwood is offering discounted rides on the 380 Express bus for students commuting between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. A limited number of discounted passes are available for the upcoming year, so submit your application for a pass today!

Calvin Gaston
Advising Coordinator
calvin.gaston@kirkwood.edu

Calvin has worked for Kirkwood since 1994. He became an Academic Advisor in 1998. As an Advisor, he helps students in determining their educational goals, and helps navigate students toward other student services that foster success. In 1994, Calvin earned a Liberal Arts A.A. degree from Kirkwood after transferring from the University of Iowa. He then transferred back to Iowa to obtain his B.A. in Psychology which he earned in 1997. Calvin also has a Masters in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University.

 

Becky Koch
Academic Advisor
becky.koch@kirkwood.edu

Becky earned her B.A. in Communication Studies from Central College in 2014 and her Master’s in College Student Personnel Administration with a Certificate in Academic Advising from University of Central Missouri in 2017. Before her career in academic advising, Becky worked in residence life. Becky’s professional and personal interests include working with first-year students, student transitions (from high school to college, from college to the workforce), knitting/crocheting, and spending time with her family and dog.

 

Katie Anderson
Advisor
katie.anderson@kirkwood.edu

Katie is a Kirkwood graduate, earning her Associate of Arts in 2009 before transferring on to the University of Iowa to receive her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in 2011. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in School Counseling in 2015. Katie has worked with TRIO Upward Bound preparing high school students for their transition to post-secondary education and now has found her fit working with first-year college students and transfer students. In Katie’s spare time she enjoys farming, spending time outdoors and with her family.

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

 

Hours of Operation: 

Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

CLOSED Friday

Looking for a job or a new career? The Iowa City Campus offers a variety of services to prepare you for your job search. Résumé writing, interviewing, and job search workshops are all offered at no cost.

Morris Pounds

Faculty / Counselor

morris.pounds@kirkwood.edu

319-398-4499

Career Services

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.

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.

The OneStop 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.

The Fitness Center is located at Room 161. Students have access to a free workout room with their EagleCard. The Fitness Center is currently closed for summer.

All currently enrolled Kirkwood students are invited to receive pre-packaged perishable and non-perishable grocery items from our Student Food Pantry once-a-week – at NO cost.

Kirkwood Global Learning is responsible for international student admission, international student services and advising, study abroad programming and advising, and managing several international grant programs. They serve as a crossroads for faculty, staff and students from around the world who seek educational opportunities.

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.

Linley Heath

Accommodation Access Advocate

linley.heath@kirkwood.edu

319-887-3636

Learning Services

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.

Summer Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – noon

For reference questions, call 319-887-3612 or email refdesk@kirkwood.edu.

 

For general questions, call 319-887-3613.

Stop in the Math Lab and talk one-on-one with an instructor free of charge. There's no appointment needed.

Times change from semester to semester and the Math Lab is unavailable this summer, so please check the current schedule at the OneStop, with your instructor, or on the door of the lab. You can also check out the on-line tutoring guide for extra help, or this math review information.

Student Life at the Kirkwood Community College Iowa City Campus features FREE events every week of the semester!  Live music, games, guest speakers, annual celebrations, club sponsored events and more! Check out the event details on MyHub Events Iowa City.  Also, follow the Student Life Kirkwood Iowa City Facebook group for campus reminders and announcements.

There are also opportunities to join a student club or organization to enhance your college experience through meeting new people, building leadership skills, expanding your resume, and fostering learning about shared interests in a relaxed and fun environment.

Get excited! Get involved!

The Iowa City Test Center provides placement testing exams, 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 of Operation: 

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – noon

*Hours may vary on holidays and student recess days.

Tutoring services are offered free to any Kirkwood student enrolled in credit classes for which tutoring is sought. Students may receive tutoring for two different classes each semester, for up to two hours per week for each class.

Located in Room 134, the Iowa City Campus Writing Center offers free tutorial services for all students at any stage of a writing project. One of Kirkwood’s writing instructors will work with you one-on-one for 30 minutes. The Writing Center's services are unavailable during the summer.


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.

Library

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 lisa.folken@kirkwood.edu or Jane Lawrence at jlawren@kirkwood.edu 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: lisa.folken@kirkwood.edu.


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 krcui.testing@kirkwood.edu. 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.