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.

University milestones

Anniversary events

Installation of Barbara J. Wilson as the University of Iowa's 22nd President

Friday, February 25, 2022 (all day)
Barbara J. Wilson be formally installed as the university’s 22nd president. More information will be shared when it is available.

2022 Presidential Lecture

Sunday, February 27, 2022 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Hancher Auditorium
The 2022 Presidential Lecture will be a signature event in the University of Iowa's 175th anniversary, showcasing the UI's excellence in discovery and learning and bringing the knowledge of the our highest-achieving faculty to the campus and community. To commemorate this institutional milestone, three distinguished scholars from areas of special renown at the UI will each speak, followed by a moderated discussion.  More details available at https://175.uiowa.edu/presidential-lecture-event.
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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

Thursday, October 7, 2021
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

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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.