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.
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.
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.
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