The University of Iowa is marking the 175th anniversary with several events and activities that all the campus and community can engage with.

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

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

Friday, February 25th, 2022

Barbara J. Wilson be formally installed as the university’s 22nd president. More information will be shared when it is available.

the University of Iowa seal in gold over a black field

175th Anniversary Presidential Lecture event

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

The 2022 Presidential Lecture will be a signature event in the UI’s 175th Anniversary celebration- three distinguished speakers from areas of special renown at the University of Iowa will reflect on the past and future of learning, discovery, health, and culture at the University of Iowa.

An aerial photograph of the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa at dusk, looking west.

Campus Celebration Events

February 26th, 2022

The university encourages colleges, departments, and units, as well as closely-aligned community organizations, to schedule anniversary celebration events to take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, so as not to conflict with institutional events on Feb. 25 and Feb. 27. Planned events can be listed on this site by submitting details here

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

January 18th- July 3rd, 2022

In the UI Libraries Main Library Gallery, an exhibit titled We are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa will take place from mid-January until July. The exhibit will include photographs and other memorabilia that highlight evolution of the student experience at Iowa. More information will be shared when it is available.

An aerial photograph of the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa on a late September afternoon.

175 Years on the Pentacrest: Then & Now

February 25th- December 9th, 2022

The Pentacrest Museums will present 175 Years on the Pentacrest: Then & Now, a comparative photo history of places and programs that have evolved at the heart of campus, the Pentacrest. More information will be shared when it is available.