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Becoming an Official

Official's Manual

Why become an Official?

  • It’s easy to get involved
  • No Previous Experience Needed
  • Flexible Scheduling

If you have any questions about becoming an Intramural Official, see the directions below. If you have additional questions about the position, please email Assistant Director of Sport Programs Mike Valentine. If you have questions about completing your employment paperwork, please contact Amanda Fiala.

How to become an Official?

  1. Fill out an application.
  2. Attend a New Official's Information Meeting, Followed by a Sport Training – New Official's Information Meetings for students interested in officiating typically happen at the start of each semester. If there is one offered, attend that meeting and then attend the specific training meetings for the sports you would like to officiate. If there is not a New Official's Information Meeting offered, or if the New Official's Information Meeting has already taken place, contact Mike Valentine (click on his name to email). A list of the training meetings, including dates, times and locations, can be found below. If you miss a meeting, please contact Mike Valentine for information on how to proceed.
  3. Get Hired! - Following training for each sport, the Intramural Sports Administrative Staff will determine who will get hired as officials and/or scorekeepers for that sport. If you are hired, you will be placed on the schedule and must complete Step 4.
  4. Complete Employment Paperwork* – If you are hired as an Intramural Official or Scorekeeper, you must schedule a meeting with Recreational Services Human Resources; at or (319) 384-1166. Employment paperwork must be complete prior to, OR within 3 days, of your first scheduled shift. Important original documents to bring to your appointment can be found here PDF iconList_of_Acceptable_I9_Documents.pdf. If you don’t have the needed documents, call Human Resources to discuss options. Those who would like to provide their social security card as one of the forms of identification but do not have it  with them my file for a replacement card at the Social Security Card Administration Office in Coralville. 

Upcoming Meetings and Trainings

New Official's Information Meetings | Veteran Official's Information Meeting | Flag Football | Softball
Outdoor Soccer | Volleyball 

New Official's Information Meeting

Anyone interested in becoming an Intramural Sports Official, that has not worked for Intramural Sports, must attend a New Officials Information Meeting. We will go over job requirements, expectations, and what the next steps are to becoming an Intramural Sports Official! If you cannot make a New Official's Information Meeting, but still wish to officiate Intramural Sports, contact Mike Valentine to set-up alternate arrangements

Veteran Official's Information Meeting

  • Wednesday, August 30 from 8:00-8:30 PM at the Field House Room E220. Any veteran officials planning on working for Intramural Sports again must attend this meeting.

 Flag Football

  • Veteran Officials Training: Thursday, August 31 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Field House Room E220. Veteran Officials that have passed the Veteran Flag Football Officials Rules Exam must attend this meeting. This is the first of three mandatory Flag Football training sessions for veteran officials.
  • All Officials Classroom/Field Clinic: Wednesday, September 6 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex Conference Room and Hawkeye Recreation Fields. This is the second of three mandatory Flag Football training sessionss for all officials.
  • Scrimmage Games: Thursday, September 7 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Hawkeye Recreation Fields. This is the third of three mandatory Flag Football training sessions for all officials.


 Outdoor Soccer 


  • Classroom/Court Clinic: Tuesday, October 24 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Field House Room E220 and Main Deck. This is the first of two mandatory training sessions for Volleyball officials.
  • Scrimmage Games: Wednesday, October 25 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Field House South Gym. This is the second of two mandatory training sessions for Volleyball officials.