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July 15, 2024 - July 26, 2024
100-Word Microstory Contest
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Mark your calendar for our 100-Word Microstory Contest - a free online writing competition for a variety of age groups. You don´t have to be an Iowa Writers´ Workshop grad - or even have participated in a flash writing contest before - to join in the fun. Just create a story in 100 words or less that uses one of two specific writing prompts. We will announce the writing prompts here on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 9 a.m. CDT.

Contact: Kate Sojka 319-467-3884

Departments: Center for Advancement, Division of Student Life, Iowa Writers' Workshop, Magid Center for Writing, International Writing Program, The Writing University, Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

July 21, 2024 - July 26, 2024
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Calling all Hawkeyes! UICA Staff will be representing the University of Iowa at each overnight stop of RAGBRAI 2024!

From July 21 through July 26, we will be onsite in Red Oak, Atlantic, Winterset, Knoxville, Ottumwa, and Mount Pleasant for RAGBRAI! Come visit us at the University of Iowa tent between noon and 9 p.m. daily.

Spin the Trivia Wheel for a chance to win some great Iowa swag including bike reflectors, cooling towels, sun care kits, fans, and first aid kits.

Joe Photo will be on hand Thursday, July 25 taking pictures of Hawkeye fans to be added to UICA´s Facebook gallery. In addition, on Friday, July 26, providers from the Department of Dermatology at the University of Iowa Health Care will be distributing sun safety resources and providing skin cancer prevention information.

It will be a great week to show your Hawkeye pride as we roll across the state of Iowa!

Contact: Sloane Henry 319-467-3383

Departments: Center for Advancement, Office of the Provost

July 27, 2024
Iowa Night at the K
6:10 pm (CDT)
Where: 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO US 64129

The Greater Kansas City Iowa Club is excited to announce our return to the K on Saturday, 7/27 for the second game of a three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and the Kansas City Royals!

This promotional event, sponsored by the Royals, includes a commemorative "College" crewneck and a contribution to our student scholarship fund!

Please visit (and share with friends & family) this link to purchase Iowa Night at the K tickets:

Contact: Annabelle Vinson 319-467-3895

Departments: Center for Advancement

February 3, 2023 - December 5, 2025
Art & Write Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (CST)
Where: 39-53 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA US 52240

Join the long, rich, historical tradition of artists creating in our spaces.

Professional, aspiring, and amateur artists alike, make our museum your muse. The return of this popular program series welcomes guests into the Museum of Natural History's magical gallery spaces after-hours to work on sketching or writing projects with other campus and community artists.

Tell a friend, grab a notebook, and join us on the first Friday of each month. We'll provide a new inspo prompt for each session and will sometimes move about the Museum but we'll always start in the Hageboeck Hall of Birds (Bird Hall) on the third Floor of Macbride Hall. Join anytime between 6-8 p.m. and feel free to participate in a themed creation challenge or work on your own project with our exhibits as inspiration. We'll save the last 15-30 minutes of each session to share what we've been working on, connecting with others (optional, of course!).

Please note, the Museum is typically closed during this time, meaning the main entrance to Iowa Hall (atop the large staircase outside on the east side of Macbride Hall) will be closed and locked. All other building doors will be open, offering access to the Ground Floor of Macbride Hall. Bird Hall is located on the third floor of Macbride Hall and can be reached by stairs or by taking the elevator to the third floor and crossing the auditorium to the north side of the building. 

Contact: Carolina Kaufman 319-467-3130

Departments: Pentacrest Museums, Museum of Natural History, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Student Life, Leadership and Engagement, Department of Biology, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, University Libraries, Department of English

August 6, 2024
UI Night at Wrigley Field
All Day ()
Where: 3519 N Clark St, Chicago, IL US 60657

Join us Tuesday, Aug. 6, and purchase the University of Iowa Cap Special Ticket Offer. 

Pregame at Tin Roof (3519 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657), 4-6 p.m.

Contact: Annabelle Vincent 319-467-3895

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 8, 2024 - August 18, 2024
UI Alumni Engagement at Iowa State Fair
All Day ()
Where: 3000 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA US 50317

Stop by the University of Iowa alumni engagement tent at the Iowa State Fair in the Varied Industries Building! Volunteers will distribute 2024-25 football season posters, the newest Iowa swag, and help take pictures with Herky.

Contact: Hannah McClintock 319-335-3305

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 8, 2024
Dance Party with My Friends
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Embrace the vibrancy and energy of Keith Haring's color and line at this 80s-theme dance party! Join us in Gibson Square Park to start your weekend early with music and a food truck.

Please note that this event is weather permitting only, and it will be canceled in the event of rain or high winds.

Contact: Kimberly Datchuk 319-335-1727

Departments: University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Pentacrest Museums, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Center for Advancement

August 15, 2024
Johnson County I-Club Hawk Party
6:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 901 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA US 52246

Join the Johnson County I-Club at the 44th annual Hawk Party, presented by the Johnson County Car Dealerships, to kick off the 2024-2025 athletic year!

This annual event features a silent and live auction with a chance to bid on items such as season football and basketball tickets, hotel stays, unique Hawkeye autographed items, and more. All the proceeds go to support Iowa athletics.

Ticket and sponsorship opportunities for this year include:

  • General admission ticket-$75 per person
    • All-inclusive food and refreshments
    • Commemorative Hawk Party gift
  • Reserved table for 10-$1,000
    • General admission items, plus
    • Reserved, named table

Availability is limited for reserved tables and sponsorships, so do not wait!

Contact a member of the Johnson County I-Club Board with any questions regarding the event. You may also contact the Hawkeye Events team at 319-467-3410 or

Contact: Iowa Athletics Development

Contact phone: 319-467-3410

Contact email address:

Registration link:

Contact: Iowa Athletics Development 319-467-3410

Departments: Center for Advancement

August 30, 2024
2024 Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
5:30 pm (CDT)
Where: 1 Elliott Drive, Iowa City, IA US 52242

Join the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Iowa Letterwinners Club as we celebrate our 2024 Hall of Fame inductees.


Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a cocktail reception with heavy hors d´oeuvres and drinks available for purchase. The induction ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person.

Contact: Iowa Letterwinners Club 319-467-3410

Departments: Center for Advancement

September 11, 2024
Tippie Fest 2024
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 21 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA US 52245

Now that the dust is beginning to settle on the new semester, join us in welcoming new and returning students to the Tippie College of Business. You don't want to miss this one stop shop as we celebrate the new academic year together!

Enjoy FREE food, visit the Tippie Student Organization Fair, and connect with campus partners like Study Abroad, Iowa MBA program, and Career Services.
This event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office. Thursday, Sept. 11, 3-5 p.m. on the PBB Patio and Courtyard! (Rain location- Howe & Andersen Gallerias)

Contact: Tevin Robbins 319-335-1037

Departments: Tippie College of Business, Undergraduate Program, Iowa Memorial Union, Associated Residence Halls, Leadership and Engagement, Pomerantz Career Center, Welcome Week, Division of Student Life, Housing & Dining

September 27, 2024 - September 29, 2024
Celebrating 50+ Years of the LNACC: Sharing Our Stories, Looking to the Future
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Register today! Registration closes on Friday, Sept. 6.

The University of Iowa Latino and Native American Alumni Alliance (LaNA³), in collaboration with the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) and the Division of Student Life, is thrilled to announce a momentous event: "Celebrating 50+ Years of the LNACC."

This event will bring together University of Iowa Latino and Native American alumni to share our stories and look to the future. While the event focuses on alumni, it will also draw current UI students, faculty, staff, and community members through speaker presentations, panels, social events, art and music presentations, and workshops.

Iowa Writers´ Workshop alumni Joy Harjo (78MFA), Sandra Cisneros (78MFA), and Juan Felipe Herrera (90MFA) will join us as special guest speakers, and Brenda Child (83MA, 93PhD) will serve as moderator. Registration is $75 and includes breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, appetizers on Saturday evening, speaker events, tours/exhibits, a T-shirt, and various swag items. Guest registration (partners, children ages 13+) is $25/guest and does not include a T-shirt.

Our theme - "Sharing Our Stories, Looking to the Future" - encompasses our event goals:

  • Supporting the continued success of the LNACC and Latino and Native American students.
  • Ensuring our history is preserved through the LNACC Archives at the UI Main Library.

Contact: Diego F. Rodriguez 319-335-0619

Departments: Center for Advancement, Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement

September 28, 2024
Extra Life Charity Challenge: College Football 25
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (CDT)
Where: 825 Stadium Dr, Iowa City, IA US 52240

Register Now!

Test your college football video game skills in a charity tournament at Kinnick Stadium, with proceeds benefiting University of Iowa Health Care Stead Family Children´s Hospital!

Registration is $25, though all gaming participants must also raise a minimum of $500 to participate in the single-elimination, bracket-style tournament. Due to venue capacity, this tournament will be limited to 240 participants. The first 240 to reach their $500 fundraising minimum (not counting their registration fee) will earn a bracket spot.

The games will be played on PlayStation 5, and participants must be 18 or older. Prizes will be awarded to the top three individual fundraisers and the tournament champion and runner-up.

Spectators may pay the $25 registration and come enjoy the event festivities at the Ted Pacha Family Club. Spectators can try the new video game in the free-play area, watch the tournament action, and participate in a silent auction and the Championship Game Wave.

Registrants who raise at least $500 but are not one of the first 240 to get a bracket spot will still gain access to Duke Slater Field, where they can meet Iowa football players and coaches, hear stories from families who have had a child receive care at Stead Family Children´s Hospital, and more! Those who raise $1,000 or more will get to tour the Hawkeyes´ locker room and tunnel.

For any questions, please email Tyler Adams at

Contact: Tyler Adams 319-467-3350

Departments: Center for Advancement

October 24, 2024 - October 26, 2024
Alumni Band Homecoming Celebration
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Where: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA US 52244

Are you ready to step off on the next 50 years of the Iowa Alumni Marching Band? Registration is now open for the Alumni Band Homecoming Reunion, Oct. 24-26, 2024!

Register here:

This year we are celebrating Kevin Kastens, director of the Hawkeye Marching Band for 20 years, who instituted the "Take Back the Field" pregame performance. He will return to Iowa City as our honored guest for the 51st Alumni Band Homecoming Reunion, which will culminate in a postgame performance of a favorite chart from the Kastens era! Hint: Zombie dance moves are required!

Registration closes Sept. 6; however, registration for Saturday´s pregame performance closes when we reach 300 registrants, which may be earlier. advan

Contact: Lindsey Koby 319-467-3351

Departments: Center for Advancement, School of Music

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