The University of Iowa has launched a campus app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch dedicated to helping students navigate the campus, follow news and events and even check to see if their laundry is done!

A new smartphone application allows University of Iowa students and others to see the latest campus headlines, events calendars and even when their laundry in the dorms is finished washing.

UI is one among just a few college campuses who have created their own iOS apps for students, and is clearly a step in the right direction. Romy Bolton, Manager of Emerging Technologies says the app has "become an expectation", and they're glad they jumped into the mobile app market early.

Any readers out there in college hope to see this sort of thing at a campus near you?

[press-citizen via Cult of Mac]