When crafting communications that reference the university’s 175th anniversary, consider incorporating any of the following key messages:

  • 2022 marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the University of Iowa, and this is an opportunity to reflect on our history while looking forward and charting our future.
  • The University of Iowa was founded on February 25, 1847 and is one of the oldest public universities west of the Mississippi.
  • The University of Iowa’s 175th will be a yearlong theme that is reflected in many of our usual academic year events.
  • The original mission of the University of Iowa has not changed since it’s founding- educating Iowa’s best and brightest undergraduate, graduate and professional students to serve our communities.  
  • Since our founding the University of Iowa has served the Hawkeye State, delivering first-class education, research and health care that improves the lives of Iowans
  • In recognition of the founding of the University of Iowa on February 25th 1847, the university will kick off a celebratory weekend on February 25th 2022
  • Throughout our history, the University of Iowa has delivered life-changing experiences in education, scholarship, athletics, and health care, and a source of pride for the people of Iowa and beyond.