You are about to embark on an exciting, rewarding and life-changing endeavor – achieving your goal of becoming an outstanding health care professional!
Take a Grand Look at DMU
Experience the Des Moines University community in person! Join us October 20-21 for Grand Look, an exclusive visit event for admitted students.*
Can’t join us for our Grand Look event? Register for a campus tour on a date that works best for you.
* Please note, this visit day is solely for admitted students and we cannot accommodate guests.
Review these helpful resources as you prepare for the year ahead at Des Moines University.
Secure Your Seat
Submit your non-refundable seat deposit and matriculation agreement by the deadlines listed on your DMU admissions account. You will be able to view the deadlines and additional items within one week following your acceptance.
Your success meeting phone appointment with a DMU Admissions staff member will help you understand the DMU onboarding process. Your success meeting must be scheduled by the deadline listed on your DMU Admissions account. The actual appointment may be held following the deadline.
Beginning in Spring 2024, watch for your DMU credentials to be sent to you via encrypted email following your deposit submission. Your credentials will give you access to Pulse, which contains information you need to get started at DMU, such as financial aid, student health, health insurance and more.
Background Check Process
All incoming students must complete a background check and drug screen through DMU’s vendor prior to matriculation. Instructions and additional details will be provided in April 2024.
Mark Your Calendar
Be sure to note these important dates and upcoming Admissions events.
Orientation is mandatory and will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2024.
Class meetings may be held on Friday, August 2, 2024, and the first day of class will be Monday, August 5, 2024.
White Coat Ceremony
One of every clinical student’s earliest and best memories is putting on their white coat for the first time. Save the date for the 2024 White Coat Ceremony on Friday, September 13, and watch for additional information to be shared in April.
Upcoming Admissions Events
Student Ambassador Hangouts, Zoom
Drop by and chat with student ambassadors during our 30-minute hangouts!
DMU Wants You to Succeed And Provides Resources So You Can
Des Moines University’s supportive, collaborative environment and variety of resources will equip you to achieve your goals. They’ll also let you enjoy the journey as you learn with peers and professors, explore new cultures and communities and get help when you need it.
Check out our videos to learn more.
Welcome to Greater Des Moines: Your New Favorite Place
Greater Des Moines is consistently ranked as the best city for young professionals to live and work.
Housing opportunities: Finding your perfect place
The areas around DMU offer plenty of reasonably priced apartments a short distance from campus. Restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, pharmacies, banks and a variety of shops are located nearby.
Greater Des Moines offers a great variety of accessible attractions and amenities. Visit Iowa’s beautiful Capitol Building and enjoy lunch and shopping in the East Village or historic Valley Junction. Wander through the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Water Works Park, Gray’s Lake and the Jordan Creek Mall. Throughout the metro, you can enjoy many unique restaurants, eclectic shops, art galleries, farmers markets and more. Both Des Moines and West Des Moines feature diverse options that make our community a vibrant, welcoming and dynamic place. You will find a contemporary urban area with something for everyone.
Places to worship: Find a space to practice your faith
The residents of Greater Des Moines come from all around the world, and the city has countless religious services and institutions to serve the surrounding communities.
Fine Dining: Nearby Restaurants and Grocery Options
The local businesses and restaurants that surround DMU are some of the best the Des Moines metro has to offer. An abundance of ethnic grocery stores and a thriving culinary scene make Greater Des Moines a great place to live – and eat.
Disability Services: Des Moines University welcomes qualified candidates with disabilities who meet the technical standards of the program, with or without reasonable accommodations. If you are a candidate with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations to reasonably access the curriculum and educational services offered at DMU, please contact the Accommodations and Educational Support Specialist in the Center for Educational Enhancement in person, by phone (515-271-4452) or by email (email@example.com). Accommodations are not determined by faculty. Accommodations are not provided retroactively. Candidates who require accommodations are directed to register with the Accommodations and Educational Support Specialist as far in advance of the start of the program as possible.