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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September 22, 2018

College of Dentistry Pregame Professional Programs

When: All Day
Where: TBD

The Pregame Professional Program Series, founded in 1978 by Dr. Gilbert E. Lilly, continues into its 40th year as a contemporary resource for dental health care practitioners.

The series is sponsored by the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. Each program will feature 2 hours of continuing education given by faculty of The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry.

Learn More


September 25, 2018

Chicago IOWA Club - Cubs Pregame Tailgate

When: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CDT)
Where: Merkle's Bar and Grill
3516 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Illinois 60657

Join your fellow Hawkeyes for a pregame tailgate before the Cubs take on the Pirates for Big Ten Night at Wrigley Field. Food and drink specials will be available during this Hawkeye party.


September 25, 2018

Chicago IOWA Club: Big Ten Night at Wrigley Field

When: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (CDT)
Where: Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison St.
Chicago, Illinois 60613

Our Chicago Hawkeyes will swarm the Friendly Confines when the Chicago Cubs host Big Ten Night at Wrigley Field. Let's paint the bleachers black and gold as the Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

To purchase tickets, click here.


October 5, 2018

Twin Cities IOWA Club - Hawkeye Happy Hour

When: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (CDT)
Where: 508 Bar and Restaurant
508 N. First Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Join your fellow Hawkeyes and the Twin Cities IOWA Club for a Hawkeye Happy Hour to kick off the Iowa vs. Minnesota football weekend. The event, which will be in the lower level of 508 Bar and Restaurant, will include appetizers, a cash bar, and a DJ. The cost it $10.

Click here for more details.


October 6, 2018

Hawkeye Huddle: Minnesota

When: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Where: Graduate Hotel (formerly the Commons Hotel)
615 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Game Time: TBD

The National I-Club hosts free pregame receptions before all road football games. Hawkeye Huddles are open to all Hawkeye fans and include cash refreshments, snacks, door prizes, and appearances by Herky and the Iowa cheerleaders.


October 11, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact: Pre-show Reception

When: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Characters NYC
243 W 54th St
New York, New York 10019

The Lifespan of a Fact is based on the 2012 book of the same title by John D'Agata, director of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program. The show, now in previews and opening on Broadway October 18, follows Jim Fingal, who has a small job: to fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author D'Agata. But now Fingal has a huge problem: D'Agata made up a lot of his article. Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale star.

RSVP by Monday, October 1, 2018, for the complimentary pre-show reception. John D'Agata will join us at Characters before the show and give brief remarks. Tickets for the show must be purchased separately.  Visit the ticketing website for more information. 


October 11, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact: Post-Show Q&A

When: 9:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Studio 54
254 W 54th St
New York, New York 10019

The Lifespan of a Fact is based on the 2012 book of the same title by John D'Agata, director of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program. The show, now in previews and opening on Broadway October 18, follows Jim Fingal, who has a small job: to fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author D'Agata. But now Fingal has a huge problem: D'Agata made up a lot of his article. Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale star.

RSVP by Monday, October 1, 2018, for the complimentary post-show Q&A with John D'Agata and a playwright immediately following the performance. Tickets for the show must be purchased separately.  Visit the ticketing website for more information. .


October 13, 2018

Hawkeye Huddle: Indiana

When: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
Where: Indiana Memorial Union
900 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405

Game Time: Noon (EDT)

The National I-Club hosts free pregame receptions before all road football games. Hawkeye Huddles are open to all Hawkeye fans and include cash refreshments, snacks, door prizes, and appearances by Herky and the Iowa cheerleaders.


October 14, 2018

Big Ten Club Tailgate and Chicago Bears vs. Miami Dolphins Game

When: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
Where: Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056

11 a.m. Tailgate
1 p.m. Kickoff

For the first time in eight years, the Chicago Bears are returning to Florida to play the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The Big Ten Club will host a pre-game tailgate for alumni, friends, and family. More details about parking will be announced by early June.

Seats are in Section 313, on the Bears side in the northwest corner of the stadium. Tickets are $78 and can be purchased via PayPal by directing funds to illinoisalumni@yahoo.com ($80.57), or send a check for $78 to Illinois Alumni Club,1201 S.W. 141 Ave. No. 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027.


October 14, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Virtual Homecoming

When: All Day
Where: Online Event

Virtual Homecoming is a chance to keep the Hawkeye spirit alive abroad, by sharing a "homecoming message" with the UI community, regardless of where you are in the world. Show your school spirit by giving a shout out to the Hawkeyes from your corner of the globe, or by sharing a memory from your time at Iowa! We'll share your messages during Homecoming 2018, October 14-20. Go Hawks!

Share your message!


October 14, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Campus & Community Events

When: All Day
Where: Throughout Iowa City

Since 1912 countless Hawkeyes have celebrated Homecoming on the campus of the University of Iowa. The purpose of Homecoming Week at the University of Iowa is about coming together as a community (students + staff + faculty + alumni + community members) in black and gold and celebrating being a Hawkeye. This year the University of Iowa Homecoming Executive Council is centering our Homecoming celebration around the idea of unity. Our stories are all different, but in the end we are all Hawkeyes. Students, staff, alumni, and community members please join us for Homecoming 2018, October 14th-20th, and let's come together in black and gold and celebrate our community! To view events, click here.


October 15, 2018

Blood Drive

When: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: 2nd Floor Ballroom, IMU
125 N Madison St
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Come out to the 2nd Floor Ballroom of the IMU to support a great cause in honor of the 2018 University of Iowa Homecoming week. UI blood drives have had great success in the past, so it's up to you to continue the tradition and help us get as many donations as possible!

Learn more


October 15, 2018

Cultural & Resource Centers Block Party

When: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Cultural & Resource Centers
125 Grand Ave Ct
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

October 17, 2018

Kinnick's Kids: The Homecoming Edition

When: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (CST)
Where: UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital appreciation event (a collaboration with UI Dance Marathon). Please join us as we bring the Homecoming Hawkeye Spirit to the children and families at the Children's Hospital with games, food, and crafts!

Learn more


October 17, 2018

Des Moines Iowa Days Event - Real "Fake" News?

When: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Science Center of Iowa
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Join panelists from Iowa Public Television and the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication for a discussion on the historical and journalistic implications of fake news. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

Special Guests:
David Yepsen (72BGS), Iowa Public Television
Melissa Tully, assistant professor in the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Moderator:
Tom Rice, director of UI-Des Moines Programs

Register today!


October 18, 2018

CAB Improv Show

When: 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Hawkeye Room, IMU Ground Floor
125 N. Madison Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

October 18, 2018

Orlando IOWA Club - Feast on the 50

When: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (EDT)
Where: Camping World Stadium
One Citrus Bowl Place
Orlando, Florida 32805

One of Orlando's most popular annual community events, Feast on the 50, presented by CenterState Bank, takes place on the turf of Camping World Stadium and features a night full of food, family, and fun.

Guests will enjoy unlimited food and drink from caterers and restaurants around Orlando. Alumni clubs from our partner schools in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Big 12 (as well as Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, and UCF) will compete for the most spirited tent in the Official Alumni Village. A kids' area will have inflatable games, face painting, and other fun activities. The night is capped with a fireworks show that dazzles guests of all ages each year.

The night will also include a silent auction featuring a variety of sports memorabilia and other great items. Proceeds will benefit the FCSports Foundation Summer Camp in our effort to improve the quality of life for residents in the neighborhoods around the stadium.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Florida Citrus Sports members receive tickets as part of their packages. Additional tickets can be purchased for $25. Kids 10 and under are free.

Get your tickets here.


October 18, 2018

College of Pharmacy Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement Symposium and Alumni Awards Ceremony

When: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chambers
21 N Clinton St
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Join us as we honor the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement recipient, as well as the Distinguished, Honorary, and Genesis award recipients. A parking map for visitors is located here: https://transportation.uiowa.edu/parking-facilities/campus-visitor.

Please contact Kayla Sanders at (319) 335-8348 with any questions. Hope to see you in Iowa City!


October 19, 2018

College of Pharmacy Alumni, Family and Friends Celebration

When: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: The Graduate Hotel (formerly Iowa City Sheraton)
210 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Please join us for a family-friendly event following the 2018 Homecoming Parade as we celebrate alumni, and recognize the classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013. Relax and enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar while kids enjoy fun activities.

$10/adult

$5/child over 5

Register Now!

Please contact Kayla Sanders at (319) 335-8348 with any questions. Hope to see you in Iowa City!


October 19, 2018

Volunteer for the UI Homecoming Parade

When: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Downtown Iowa City

October 19, 2018

Homecoming Parade

When: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Downtown Iowa City
Downtown
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

2018 Parade details here: https://homecoming.uiowa.edu/parade

Learn about other community and campus-wide events and don't forget the visit the UICA Welcome Tent at the corner of Iowa Avenue and Clinton Street.


October 19, 2018

Tippie Homecoming BBQ

When: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: John Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Celebrate Homecoming 2018 with other Iowa business alumni at the annual Tippie BBQ on the Pappajohn Business Building patio. Meet Tippie Dean Sarah Gardial and enjoy free food (while supplies last) and fun family entertainment prior to the parade.

RSVP to the BBQ


October 19, 2018

Homecoming Concert on the Pentacrest

When: 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: Pentacrest
1 N Clinton St
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

After the Homecoming Parade enjoy a free concert on the Pentacrest, presented by SCOPE Productions!

(Rain location: Main Lounge, IMU)


October 19, 2018

Alumni Band Reunion

When: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: The Corner of Iowa Avenue and Van Buren Street
Iowa Ave & S Van Buren St
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

The University of Iowa invites you to return to campus this fall to participate in the Alumni Band Reunion during Homecoming weekend. Join fellow former Hawkeye Marching Band members to play in the parade and inside Kinnick Stadium.

  • 4 p.m. - Check-in at corner of Iowa Avenue and Van Buren Street
  • 4:30 p.m. - Percussion practice
  • 5:15 p.m. - Parade formation and Alumni Band warm-up
  • 5:45 p.m. - Homecoming parade begins

Register Now


October 19, 2018

IMU Family Open House

When: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (CST)
Where: IMU Main Lounge
125 N Madison St
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Immediately following the Homecoming Parade enjoy the Family Fun Open House hosted at the Iowa Memorial Union! There will be live kids music, a balloon play area, coloring, snacks, and more! This event is free and open to the public! All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

College of Law Reunion Farewell Brunch and 2018 Alumni Awards

When: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Kinnick Stadium Press Box
825 Stadium Dr
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

October 19, 2018

College of Nursing Homecoming Celebration

When: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: CNB
50 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

Please join us Friday, October 19 any time between 4 and 7 p.m. for a block party in the nursing circle to celebrate Homecoming and the building renovation.

Family and friends are welcome. We will have food, games and prizes.

Limited parking is available in the Newton Ramp. In the event of rain, the festivities will be held in the newly renovated lower level Student Learning Commons.

Please RSVP by October 12 at nursing.uiowa.edu/homecoming or 319-335-7003.


October 20, 2018

College of Medicine Homecoming Tailgate

When: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF Atrium)
375 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

Homecoming Weekend in Iowa City is fast approaching and we’re once again hosting the pre-game festivities! We hope you and your family are able to join us for this year’s family-friendly breakfast tailgate for Carver College of Medicine alumni, students, and friends. As always, it will be a fun way to reconnect with your classmates and gear up to cheer on the Hawkeyes!

Learn more and register.


October 20, 2018

Alumni Band Reunion

When: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Field House Main Deck & Kinnick Stadium
825 Stadium Dr
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

The University of Iowa invites you to return to campus this fall to participate in the Alumni Band Reunion during Homecoming weekend. Join fellow former Hawkeye Marching Band members to play in the parade and inside Kinnick Stadium.

  • 7 a.m. - Check-in at the Field House Main Deck to receive field charts and marching assignments
  • 7:30 a.m. - Practice in Kinnick Stadium (Family members and guest may NOT view this rehearsal)
  • 8:45-9:30 a.m. - Tailgate for Alumni Band members and paid guests at Field House Main Deck
  • 9:45 a.m. - Alumni Band Performance outside of University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital on Hawkins Drive
  • 10:50 a.m. - Alumni Band pre-game show in Kinnick
  • 11 a.m. - Kickoff

Register Now


October 20, 2018

College of Education Homecoming Tailgate Celebration

When: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: Lindquist Center courtyard and N110 Lindquist Center
240 S Madison St
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

College of Education alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends are invited to join us for a festive morning sharing our Hawkeye spirit and celebrating University of Iowa Homecoming 2018.

  • Free breakfast and coffee
  • College of Education giveaways
  • Great musical entertainment

Please RSVP online by 12-noon on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

For more information, please contact Lois J. Gray, director of College of Education Office of Strategic Communications, at 319-335-5347 or lois-gray@uiowa.edu.


October 20, 2018

College of Engineering Tailgate Open House

When: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts & Sciences
Seamans Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

College of Law pre-game cookout, diversity reception

  • Daytime: Pre-Game Cookout at the Boyd Law Building and the Iowa football game.
  • Early Evening: Diversity Reception at the University Club.
  • Evening: Class-specific social events.

Learn more


October 20, 2018

UICA Alumni & Friends Welcome Tent

When: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Where: Krause Family Plaza
825 Evashevski Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

Make plans to stop by the UICA tent before heading into Kinnick Stadium for games and giveaways!


October 20, 2018

College of Public Health Homecoming Pregame Breakfast

When: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: College of Public Health Building
145 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

All CPH alumni, students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend the annual FREE pre-game breakfast:

Please RSVP


October 20, 2018

College of Dentistry Pregame Professional Programs

When: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: TBD

The Pregame Professional Program Series, founded in 1978 by Dr. Gilbert E. Lilly, continues into its 40th year as a contemporary resource for dental health care practitioners.

The series is sponsored by the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. Each program will feature 2 hours of continuing education given by faculty of The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry.

Learn More


October 23, 2018

Des Moines Iowa Days Event - The Iowa Insiders

When: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.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 going on around the University of Iowa campus from university leadership. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

Register today!


October 25, 2018

Des Moines Iowa Days Event - Hawkeye Trick-or-Treat Night

When: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Join your fellow Hawkeyes for a safe and family-friendly trick-or-treat night at Living History Farms. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Hawkeye costume.

Register today!


October 27, 2018

Hawkeye Huddle: Penn State

When: TBD
Where: Nittany Lion Inn
200 W. Park Ave.
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

Game Time: TBD

The National I-Club hosts free pregame receptions before all road football games. Hawkeye Huddles are open to all Hawkeye fans and include cash refreshments, snacks, door prizes, and appearances by Herky and the Iowa cheerleaders. The events usually begin three hours before kickoff (but no earlier than 9 a.m.) and last for two hours.


November 3, 2018

Hawkeye Huddle: Purdue

When: TBD
Where: TBD

Game Time: TBD

The National I-Club hosts free pregame receptions before all road football games. Hawkeye Huddles are open to all Hawkeye fans and include cash refreshments, snacks, door prizes, and appearances by Herky and the Iowa cheerleaders. The events usually begin three hours before kickoff (but no earlier than 9 a.m.) and last for two hours.


November 8, 2018

Life With Phil Lecture

When: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Black Box Theater
third floor, Iowa Memorial Union
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Kathy Dore, a leader and innovator in the media industry, will deliver the annual Life With Phil Lecture. Dore currently lives in New York and serves as senior advisor for the consulting firm Proteus. In 2008, Kathy retired as president of broadcasting at Canwest Media. Prior to joining Canwest, she was president of entertainment networks for Rainbow Media, overseeing cable networks AMC, IFC, WE, and Bravo.

Dore currently chairs the board of the UI Center for Advancement and serves on the boards of the Big Ten Network and the Association of Governing Boards. She received a B.A. in speech communications from the UI in 1972 and an MBA from the UI Henry B. Tippie College of Business in 1984. She has served on the UI Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Board of Visitors for the Tippie College of Business. She received the UI Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement in 1998, was named Woman of the Year in 2003 by Women in Cable Telecommunications, and has been among the Hollywood Reporter's annual list of "100 Most Powerful Women."

The lecture is part of the UI Center for Advancement's Student Philanthropy Initiative, which builds awareness among students about the importance of private support in enhancing their educational experience and actively engages current students in all aspects of philanthropy.


November 10, 2018

College of Dentistry Pregame Professional Programs

When: All Day
Where: TBD

The Pregame Professional Program Series, founded in 1978 by Dr. Gilbert E. Lilly, continues into its 40th year as a contemporary resource for dental health care practitioners.

The series is sponsored by the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. Each program will feature 2 hours of continuing education given by faculty of The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry.

Learn More


November 17, 2018

Hawkeye Huddle: Illinois

When: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Illinois Activities and Recreation Center
201 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Game Time: 3 p.m. (CST)

The National I-Club hosts free pregame receptions before all road football games. Hawkeye Huddles are open to all Hawkeye fans and include cash refreshments, snacks, door prizes, and appearances by Herky and the Iowa cheerleaders.


November 23, 2018

College of Dentistry Pregame Professional Programs

When: All Day
Where: TBD

The Pregame Professional Program Series, founded in 1978 by Dr. Gilbert E. Lilly, continues into its 40th year as a contemporary resource for dental health care practitioners.

The series is sponsored by the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. Each program will feature 2 hours of continuing education given by faculty of The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry.

Learn More


February 12, 2019

Las Vegas IOWA Club - Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Arizona Coyotes Hockey Game

When: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (PST)
Where: T-Mobile Arena
3780 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89158

The Las Vegas IOWA Club is organizing a group outing to support its other favorite black and gold team—the Golden Knights. A block of tickets is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The club must receive payment by Sept. 9 or the tickets will be released back to the team.

Seats are in the upper bowl and are $70 each, including a $2 donation to the club's scholarship fund. Click here to order.

Payment can be made a variety of ways—just put "Hockey Tickets" in the notes.

Paypal: vegashawkeye@gmail.com
Venmo: kristyhingtgen
Bank of America: 702-326-4692
Check: Kristy Hingtgen, 11059 Romola St., Las Vegas, NV 89141


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.


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