Upcoming Events


The University of Iowa has been part of your life's journey, and we're still with you along the way. Your Hawkeye connection extends beyond campus and that's why we're hitting the road for a visit in your neck of the woods. We're bringing the best of Iowa back to you, so that you can reconnect with old friends, and meet new ones, while learning about our latest breakthroughs.

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March 24, 2019

Chengdu Alumni Event

When: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chengdu St. Regis, Yan Ting Restaurant
88 Taisheng Road South, Qingyang District
Chengdu, China 610016

Join University of Iowa staff and other UI alumni for conversation, food, and refreshments in China! Register today for this opportunity to gather with fellow Hawkeyes.

Dinner will be served.


March 28, 2019

University of Iowa Investiture Ceremony

When: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 Medical Education and Research Facility
375 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Please join us as we celebrate faculty appointments in the UI Departments of Ophthalmology and Industrial and Systems Engineering:

Matthew Thurtell, MBBS, MSc, to the Captain Jim and Donnita Gross Professorship in Ophthalmology

Erin Shriver, MD, to the Jim O'Brien Gross and Donnita Gross Professorship in Ophthalmology

Mark Greiner, MD, to the Robert and Joell Brightfelt Professorship in Cornea Research

Thomas Schnell, PhD, to the Captain Jim "Max" Gross Chair in Engineering

We also will recognize the generosity of the Jim and Donnita Gross and Robert and Joell Brightfelt families who, with their philanthropic support, established these prestigious positions.

A reception will follow in the Jean and Renée Robillard Atrium on the first floor.

No RSVP is necessary, but if you have questions or require special accommodations, please email Mackenzie Krob, associate director of events, health sciences, at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement.


April 2, 2019

Life with Phil Lecture

When: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union

Join us for our annual Life with Phil Lecture featuring David Dierks, one of the most influential members of the University of Iowa's philanthropy community.

Dierks earned a B.A. in journalism and mass communication from the UI In 1970. After a brief stint with American Airlines, he began his career at the UI Foundation (now the University of Iowa Center for Advancement), where he has worked to garner support for the UI for more than 45 years. Dierks initiated the institution's planned and major giving program in 1973, supervising its management and development until 1999, when he was named assistant vice president for principal gifts. Dierks served in this capacity until the fall of 2005, when he was named vice president. He continues to carry out substantial principal gift activity for the UI Center for Advancement.


April 3, 2019

One Day for Iowa

When: All Day
Where: Online Event

One Day for Iowa is a 24-hour online giving day that gives you and the greater University of Iowa community—alumni, parents, friends, and fans—the chance to make a difference by donating to the UI college, school, department, program, or area that matters to you. Learn more!


April 6, 2019

St. Louis IOWA Club - Big Ten Trivia

When: 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: Christian Brothers College High School
1850 De La Salle Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63141

Save the date and start recruiting your friends for your trivia team. Tables are made up of eight people and can be purchased for $120. If you don't have a table, the St. Louis IOWA Club will help connect singles, couples, and smaller groups for $15 per person. The club will also be raising money for its scholarship fund with a silent auction, so if you have items you'd like to donate, please email stl.iowaclub@gmail.com.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and trivia begins at 7:00 p.m.


April 9, 2019

Iowa Presidential Reception - Des Moines

When: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Dr
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what is happening on the University of Iowa campus from UI President Bruce Harreld and other university leaders. You also will have a chance to mingle with fellow alumni and friends. Appetizers will be provided, and a hosted bar will be available.


Register Today

April 15, 2019

Milwaukee Iowa Days - Dietary Approaches for Wellness: The Wahls Protocol

When: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 E. Park Place
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Join Terry Wahls, MD (82MD, 86R), clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, for a presentation on how to create a wellness program for better health and how to prevent and improve symptoms of chronic disease. Dr. Wahls, who has secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program that is now called The Wahls Protocol.

A cocktail reception with Wahls-approved appetizers will start at 5:30 p.m., and a program will begin at 6 p.m. Bring your copy of either of Dr. Wahls' books for a signing event following the program.


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April 17, 2019

Alumni Event in London

When: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Searcys at the Gherkin (38th Floor)
30 St. Mary Axe
London, United Kingdom EC3A 8EP

Join University of Iowa leadership for conversation and a chance to connect with other UI alumni on the 38th floor of the Gherkin. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. Event hosts include Sarah Gardial, dean of the Henry B. Tippie College of Business; Greg Lamb (94BA), executive director of development at the UI Center for Advancement; and the London IOWA Club. Please share this invitation with any other Hawkeyes you may know.

Register today for this opportunity to gather with fellow Hawkeyes.


April 17, 2019

Madison Iowa Days - Hawkeye Trivia Night

When: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Rigby, Green Room
119 E. Main St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Test your Hawkeye knowledge—and win some black and gold swag—during a fun and friendly trivia night at The Rigby, the Madison IOWA Club's game watch location. Complimentary appetizers will be provided throughout the evening, as well as one drink ticket. Trivia will begin at 7 p.m.


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April 23, 2019

Madison Iowa Days - Hawkeye DIY Craft Night

When: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Revel
107 N. Hamilton St
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Get creative and show your Hawkeye pride at Revel! Select a project from their menu of fun and approachable DIY craft projects. They'll provide supplies and instructions, and you can make your project while socializing with fellow Hawkeyes.

Appetizers are available for purchase. We'll provide a free drink ticket for the bar. Register in advance at revelmadison.com/post/events/hawkeyes19 to get a discount on your craft project.


April 23, 2019

Milwaukee Iowa Days - Networking Social Hour

When: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Harley-Davidson Museum
401 W. Canal St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Connect with fellow Hawkeyes and enjoy after-hours access to the Harley-Davidson Museum with Perry Glassgow (86BBA), vice president and controller of Harley-Davidson, Inc. Guests will receive a complimentary admission ticket, and hosted appetizers and bar will be available.


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April 24, 2019

Milwaukee Iowa Days - Iowa Reception

When: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: University Club of Milwaukee
924 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what is happening on the University of Iowa campus from UI leadership. This is a great opportunity for you to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and celebrate our remarkable university! Appetizers will be provided, and a hosted bar will be available.


Register Today

April 25, 2019

JPEC Hawkeye Pitch Off - Des Moines

When: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CST)
Where: John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center
2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321

More information coming soon.


April 25, 2019

Madison Iowa Days - Iowa Reception

When: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what is happening on the University of Iowa campus from UI leadership. This is a great opportunity for you to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and celebrate our remarkable university!

Remarks will begin at 6:30 p.m. Appetizers will be provided, and a hosted bar will be available.


Register Today

April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Iowa Black Alumni Association Reunion

When: All Day
Where: Hilton Garden Inn
328 S. Clinton Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Return to Iowa City in April to celebrate friendship, camaraderie, and education at the Iowa Black Alumni Association (IBAA) reunion. We'll honor pioneering black alumni and provide the opportunity to connect with old friends and current students.

View Schedule and Register by March 8, 2019.


May 2, 2019

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Investiture Ceremony

When: 5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Urmila Sahai Auditorium, Medical Education and Research Facility
375 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Please join us as we celebrate a faculty appointment in the Department of Neurology: Gordon F. Buchanan, MD, PhD, to the Beth L. Tross Epilepsy Professorship We also will recognize the generosity of Nathan and Beth Tross who, with their philanthropic support, established this prestigious position. A reception will follow in the Jean and Renée Robillard Atrium on the first floor.

No RSVP is necessary, but if you have questions or require special accommodations, please contact: Mackenzie Krob at 319-467-3522 or mackenzie.krob@foriowa.org.


May 7, 2019

UI Rainbow Graduation 2019

When: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Old Capitol Museum
21 N Clinton St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ+ students and their allies. This program invites UI faculty, staff, students, and community members to honor both undergraduate and graduate/professional students who have graduated—or will graduate—this academic year. A reception follows the cording ceremony.

Preregister by noon on Tuesday, April 30.
This event is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are encouraged.


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