Make an appointment

Student Care and Assistance is here to support undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, and professional students in whatever manner preferred (in-person, virtual, phone). Please feel free to contact us using the below information or stop by our office in 132 IMU. You can also share a concern through this form.

  • Visit us at 132 Iowa Memorial Union during the hours of 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
  • Call us at 319-335-1162
  • Email us at
  • Schedule with us

About Student Care and Assistance

The mission of Student Care and Assistance is to coordinate efforts, often in collaboration with campus partners, to assist students with overcoming challenges to be successful and continue towards graduation. Student Care and Assistance is a great first step for students to get help with a wide variety of issues, supporting University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, and professional students. Student Care and Assistance specializes in helping students who are experiencing crisis or emergency situations.

Some examples of how SCA can help:

  • Hospitalization
  • Medical emergencies or long-term illness
  • Mental health concerns
  • Chronic conditions
  • Death of a family member
  • Natural disasters - fire, tornado, flood
  • Off campus living concerns
  • Unexpected events or challenges

We know that students may experience a variety of challenges during their college career. Student Care and Assistance is a central service that coordinates efforts with other units to assist in overcoming challenges. 

Meet the staff

Student Care and Assistance is comprised of a team of individuals dedicated to supporting students experiencing circumstances that impact their success. Much of the assistance we are able to provide is in large part due to the partnerships with colleagues and offices throughout campus and the community. All of the team can respond to concerns and we encourage you to use our general contact information (, 319-335-1162) when seeking assistance.

Anna Holbrook

Anna Holbrook, M.S.

Associate director, Student Care and Assistance
Cody  Howell

Cody Howell

Student Care Coordinator
Elley  Mohling

Elley Mohling

Student Care Coordinator