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.

University milestones

Anniversary Events

We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa promotional image

We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 9:00am to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
From academics, athletics, and activism to protest, public service, and parties, this exhibition from the University of Iowa Libraries celebrates student life on campus. We Are Hawkeyes presents snippets of the student experience at Iowa from throughout the university's history and features a sampling of historical documents and objects from the University Archives and Iowa Women's Archives. The exhibit explores the Iowa Memorial Union as a center of activity, the performing arts as a source of...
We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa promotional image

We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
From academics, athletics, and activism to protest, public service, and parties, this exhibition from the University of Iowa Libraries celebrates student life on campus. We Are Hawkeyes presents snippets of the student experience at Iowa from throughout the university's history and features a sampling of historical documents and objects from the University Archives and Iowa Women's Archives. The exhibit explores the Iowa Memorial Union as a center of activity, the performing arts as a source of...
We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa promotional image

We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa

Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
From academics, athletics, and activism to protest, public service, and parties, this exhibition from the University of Iowa Libraries celebrates student life on campus. We Are Hawkeyes presents snippets of the student experience at Iowa from throughout the university's history and features a sampling of historical documents and objects from the University Archives and Iowa Women's Archives. The exhibit explores the Iowa Memorial Union as a center of activity, the performing arts as a source of...
We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa promotional image

We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa

Friday, January 21, 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
From academics, athletics, and activism to protest, public service, and parties, this exhibition from the University of Iowa Libraries celebrates student life on campus. We Are Hawkeyes presents snippets of the student experience at Iowa from throughout the university's history and features a sampling of historical documents and objects from the University Archives and Iowa Women's Archives. The exhibit explores the Iowa Memorial Union as a center of activity, the performing arts as a source of...
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News and Features

Profile photo of Iowa experimental psychologist Ed Wasserman and a pigeon

Iowa Psychologist Ed Wasserman Investigates the Origin of Innovation

Monday, November 29, 2021
The Ponseti Method. The butterfly stroke. Field of Dreams. These are just a few of the Iowa-hatched ideas that have changed the world during the University of Iowa’s 175-year history.
Black and Gold History

175 years: Black and gold history

Monday, November 22, 2021
2021 also marks 100 years since the business school was elevated to college status. To commemorate these huge milestones, we are taking a look back in time with a flashback tour to the start of it all!