Exploring new frontiers

Historic buildings don't set the University of Iowa apart. Hawkeyes do. We proudly celebrate the creativity, collaborative spirit, and the will to break barriers that have defined our community since 1847. 

Engraving of the University of Iowa pentacrest, 1860

Storied past, bright future

From its earliest days, the University of Iowa has nurtured the creative spark of experimentation and asked what it means to be a university dedicated to learning, discovery, health and culture.  We continue writing that story onward each and every day.

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News and Features

Pentacrest then

The University of Iowa then and now

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Browse a collection of striking photos from Iowa's past alongside images from the present day.
UIowa campus in spring

39th annual Presidential Lecture: Proud Legacy, Promising Future

Thursday, February 17, 2022
This year’s Presidential Lecture features presentations from three of Iowa’s most distinguished areas: health care, writing, and space physics.
UIowa president Barbara Wilson

Presidential Installation

Watch the full Installation ceremony for Barbara J. Wilson, the University of Iowa's 22nd President. 

Presidential seal of the university of iowa emblazoned on brick walkway

Presidential Lecture

Watch a special 175th anniversary Presidential Lecture featuring faculty scholars Craig Kletzing, Christopher Merrill, and Patricia Winkour.

Anniversary Exhibit

Stop by the main library before June 3rd to see an exhibit celebrating 175 years of student life at Iowa.