Your own close-knit community

The DMU 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 the great city of Des Moines, there is a vast range of events and activities to expand your educational, social, and service opportunities.

Quick facts:


Over 450

on-campus student club events during the 2018-2019 school year


speaker presentations, providing opportunities for networking, exploring specialties and skill building during the 2018-2019 school year


labs offering hands-on practice alongside expert faculty and staff during the 2018-2019 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 Des Moines: Your new favorite city

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

Carlye Marshall, Des Moines University Physician Assistant

“I am from West Des Moines, born and raised. I absolutely love the Des Moines area. It is a growing city, as new restaurants, new concerts, and new events are always popping up everywhere! Des Moines is surrounded by many smaller suburbs, and it's also a drivable distance to Kansas City, Chicago, and Minneapolis for a fun weekend trip to take your mind off school for a bit!”

Carlye Marshall, P.A.'22

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