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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Anniversary events

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UI College of Pharmacy Building Dedication Ceremony

Friday, October 15, 2021 3:00pm
College of Pharmacy Building (CPB)
Join us as we celebrate the completion of our new state-of-the-art building that will educate future pharmacists and scientists for years to come! More information coming soon here.
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UI National First-Generation College Celebration

Monday, November 8, 2021 (all day)
What is the National First-Generation College Celebration? In November 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) partnered with the Center for First-Generation Student Success, which is an initiative of NASPA and the Suder Foundation, to launch the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration. The now annual event, which is held each year on November 8 to commemorate the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965, encourages colleges and universities across the country to…
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An aerial photograph of the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa at dusk, looking west.

UI to mark 175 years in 2022

The University of Iowa will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2022, with special events and activities planned throughout the academic year, including special exhibits at UI Libraries and Pentacrest Museums.
Old capitol building at Iowa surrounded by daffodils

Presidential Lecture Event set for February 2022

The 2022 Presidential Lecture will be a signature event in the University of Iowa's 175th anniversary, showcasing Iowa's excellence in discovery and learning.