Campus Life at DMU

Your Own Close-Knit Community

The Des Moines University campus is a collaborative environment that allows students to learn and share ideas.

There are countless student clubs and organizations, and our Wellness Center and fitness programs help our campus community commit to stronger, healthier lives. On-campus and throughout Greater Des Moines, there is a vast range of events and activities to expand your educational, social and service opportunities.

Explore Our Campus

Over 450

on-campus student club events during the school year


speaker presentations, providing opportunities for networking, exploring specialties and skill building during the school year


labs offering hands-on practice alongside expert faculty and staff during the school year

Diversity at DMU: Your culture creates ours

Cultural competency and humility is part of the personal and professional development that happens at DMU. Our campus environment is shaped by individuals who bring cultural differences, life experiences and distinct characteristics.

Diversity and Inclusion at Des Moines University
Student Services at Des Moines University

We've got you covered: Support services for students

DMU helps students succeed by offering resources like the Center for Educational Enhancement (CEE), on-campus student health services, health insurance, and a counseling center.

Sweat it out: Wellness center and programs at DMU

The Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers group workout classes, weight and cardio machines, personal trainers, health incentive programs, intramural sports and a nutritional test kitchen.

Wellness Center and Programs, Des Moines University

Living in Greater Des Moines: Your new favorite place

Besides being a great place to live and work, the greater Des Moines metro is a vibrant area with communities from all walks of life. Ethnic grocery stores, restaurants and year-round events ensure that there’s always something for everyone.


“The integration of wellness in the culture at Des Moines University is truly unique. Faculty, staff and students embrace and commit to a lifestyle that balances mental, emotional and physical health.”

Missy Gripp, Wellness Center Manager

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