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July 13, 2024
2024 BTN Big 10K
All Day ()

Join us for the 2024 BTN Big 10K on Saturday, July 13 along Chicago´s lakefront! Test your fitness, enjoy a one-of-a-kind race experience, and represent the University of Iowa while giving back to some great charities!

The day´s activities will include a 10K race, a 5K race/walk and a Post-Race Tailgate featuring music, food and beverages. Make sure to meet stop by the IOWA tent to connect with the Chicago Iowa Club.

Registered participants will receive a school-specific race shirt, event bib number and finisher medal.

Contact: Annabelle Vinson 319-467-3895

Departments: Center for Advancement

July 15, 2024 - July 26, 2024
100-Word Microstory Contest
All Day ()

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 17, 2024
AI´s Impact in Health Care | Chat From the Old Cap
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (CDT)

The use of AI has untapped potential in medicine - but how could this technology influence your health care? Join us for the next Chat From the Old Cap as we sit down with host Milan Sonka, director of the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence, and three UI Health Care experts, who will discuss the promise and challenges of using AI to assist in medicine.

Register here:

Our UI Health Care panelists include:

o    Lauris Kaldjian, director, Program in Bioethics and Humanities, Carver College of Medicine
o    Lindsey Knake (11BSE, 15MD), neonatologist, University of Iowa Health Care Stead Family Children's Hospital
o    Lemuel Non, clinical assistant professor, internal medicine-infectious diseases, Carver College of Medicine

They´ll discuss the healing potential of advanced technologies in health care, the promise of physician-guided AI use, and how AI can enhance diagnosis and treatment.

Chat From the Old Cap is a series of virtual engagement sessions featuring Iowa alumni and friends sharing stories from their careers, backgrounds, and the university.

Contact: Molly Torchia 319-335-3305

Departments: Center for Advancement, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

July 18, 2024
Grandparents University®
8:00 am - 4:30 pm (CDT)

Registration will open on Monday, March 25, 2024.

Grandparents University® is an intergenerational learning program that allows grandparents-or honorary grandparents-to spend a day of discovery with their grandchildren.

This campus event will offer hands-on educational opportunities with UI experts. You can make lasting memories while exploring engaging topics in everything from the arts and humanities to medicine and science.

You´ll have the chance to learn more about topics such as:

  • Bird banding

  • Beatrix Potter

  • The metaverse

  • Memory and the brain

Registration will open on Monday, March 25, 2024, at 9 a.m., and will remain open Wednesday, July 3, 2024-or until we´ve reached capacity.


  • $75 for one grandparent and one grandchild

  • $100 for two grandparents and one grandchild or one grandparent and two grandchildren

The term Grandparents University® is a registered trademark originating at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is used with permission.

Contact: Erin Brokel 319-467-3668

Departments: Center for Advancement, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

July 21, 2024 - July 26, 2024
All Day ()

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 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 28, 2024
Extra Life Charity Challenge: EA Sports 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
All Day ()
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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Hawkeyes end sensational season 31-7 Iowa?s magical postseason run fell one win short of a national title. LSU defeated Iowa, 102-85, on April 2?the highest-scoring national title game of all time. While everyone in Hawkeye Nation would have loved to see Iowa bring home a national title, it was still a season to be remembered. Here?s a recap of the Hawkeyes? remarkable run. Hawkeyes End Regular Season With Momentum Photo: Alyssa Skala/ Iowa entered its season finale winners of 11 of its past 13 games, but the Hawkeyes?with a couple tough losses?needed momentum going into the postseason. Iowa got it, thanks to a Caitlin Clark three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Hawkeyes to an 86-85 victory over Indiana. OH MY GOD!! THE BUZZER BEATER 3 BY CC!!!!@CaitlinClark22 x #Hawkeyes Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) February 26, 2023 Iowa Repeats as Big Ten Tournament Champions Photo: Caleb Saunders/ After defeating Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, Iowa faced a tough Maryland squad?a team that the Hawkeyes split with during the regular season. All five starters scored in double figures, though, and the Hawkeyes took down the Terrapins to advance with an 89-84 win. In the tournament final, the Hawkeyes left no doubt as to who is the best team in the Big Ten Conference. Iowa thumped Ohio State, 105-72, in front of a conference-tournament record crowd of 9,505 in Minneapolis. BACK TO BACK ‼️@IowaWBB are the #B1GWBBT Champions❗🏆 Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 6, 2023 It was a historic moment for the Hawkeyes. Not only did Iowa tally its most points ever against a Big Ten opponent, it was the first time in program history that the Hawkeyes claimed back-to-back tournament titles. Photo: Brian Ray/ Clark, Monika Czinano, and Gabbie Marshall were named to the all-tournament team after the victory. Clark led Iowa with the first triple-double in tournament championship history?leading the Hawkeyes with 30 points, 17 assists, and 10 rebounds. Czinano added 26 points and seven rebounds in the win. Marshall ended the Big Ten Tournament on fire?hitting 27 of her past 44 3-point attempts. Iowa Enters NCAA Tournament as No. 2 Seed Photo: Brian Ray/ For the fifth time in school history, Iowa earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and Hawkeye fans couldn?t wait to see their team in action two more times this season. That?s why, in just 53 minutes, tickets to the first- and second-round matchups sold out. Said Clark: ?I think maybe we?ve gotten kind of used to our fans being as incredible as they are. I think it just shows the excitement in our community about women?s basketball and that?s the excitement that it could be like all around the country.? Sweet Finish to Season at Carver Photo: Brian Ray/ After second-seeded Iowa opened the NCAA Tournament with a 95-43 victory over Southeastern Louisiana?scoring the second-most points in program history for an NCAA Tournament game?the Hawkeyes moved on to face a tough Georgia squad. Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures as Iowa advanced with a 74-66 victory over the Bulldogs. Caitlin Clark has the green light from the logo 🚦📺: ABC ESPN (@espn) March 19, 2023 According to ESPN, Iowa?s game against Georgia was the most-viewed early-round women?s tournament game on record with 1.5 million watching the Hawkeyes advance. Czinano and McKenna Warnock were victorious in their final Carver-Hawkeye Arena appearance, as Iowa went 17-1 at home this year. With the win, Iowa advanced to its ninth Sweet 16 appearance and its fourth since 2015. Jensen Named Assistant Coach of the Year Photo: Stephen Mally/ Associate Head Coach Jan Jensen earned the 2023 Division I Assistant Coach of the Year honor from the Women?s Basketball Coaches Association. Jensen, who has been with the Hawkeyes for 23 years, has helped Iowa to 21 postseason appearances?including 17 NCAA Tournament berths. Post Guru. Encourager. Friend to all. 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐎𝐘 🤩@goiowa is the WBCA DI Assistant Coach of the Year! #Hawkeyes Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) March 21, 2023 It?s been an emotional roller coaster for Jensen, who lost her father to pancreatic cancer on March 26. ?She is the epitome of an amazing person, amazing coach, so to see her go through that, it's obviously super tough, especially in one of the highs of all of our lives,? Czinano said. Iowa Takes Down Colorado, Advances to Elite Eight Photo: Brian Ray/ Despite trailing at halftime against a tough Colorado team, Iowa found its footing in the third quarter. The Hawkeyes outscored the Buffaloes, 25-13, to start the second half en route to an 87-77 victory in the Sweet 16. ?It started on defense for us,? said Clark, one of four Hawkeyes to reach double figures in the win. ?We were getting stops [in the third quarter], and that?s what leads to really good offense for us.? Everything about this transition bucket 🤧🤧@CaitlinClark22 x @McKennaWarnock Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) March 25, 2023 While Iowa pushed the lead to double digits, Colorado?which gave up the most points it had all season?got within four points late in the fourth quarter. But Iowa was too much?as Czinano scored inside and the Hawkeyes made seven free throws in the final 60 seconds. Hawkeyes Survive, Advance to Final Four Photo: Brian Ray/ If Clark wasn?t National Player of the Year going into the Elite Eight, her performance against Louisville solidified her spot as the nation?s best player. Clark?tallying the first 40-point triple-double in NCAA Tournament history (41 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists)?led the Iowa Hawkeyes to a 97-83 victory over the Louisville Cardinals and secured the program?s first Final Four berth since 1993. In her last five games, Caitlin Clark is averaging 30.0 PPG12.2 APG51.6% FGShe's the only Division I player since 2000 with 30 points per game, 10 assists per game and 50% FG over a five-game span. (per @ESPNStatsInfo)? ESPN Women's Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) March 27, 2023 After falling into an early 8-0 hole, Iowa?s starting five?playing their 90th straight game together?weren?t rattled. Clark was unstoppable to end the first quarter?scoring or assisting on every one of Iowa?s points as the Hawkeyes took a 25-21 lead after the first quarter. Leading 48-43 at halftime, Iowa took control by outscoring the Cardinals?who were making their fifth straight Elite Eight trip?by a 30-16 margin in the third quarter. It was a lethal combination of great offense, strong defense, and a partisan Hawkeye crowd that even the ESPN broadcast team noticed. ?This is ridiculous to have this kind of presence in Seattle,? said Rebecca Lobo, of Hawkeye fans traveling nearly 1,900 miles to cheer on their team. With the win over Louisville, Iowa reached the 30-win plateau for the first time in school history. Soak it all in. @LisaBluder x @goiowa #Hawkeyes Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) March 27, 2023 Clark Named National Player of the Year Photo: Brian Ray/ On March 29, Clark was named the recipient of the 2023 Naismith Trophy?the most prestigious individual basketball honor presented annually to women?s college basketball?s most outstanding player. ?Winning this award is a huge accomplishment,? Clark said. ?This is such a huge honor for our family and program. None of this would be possible without my tremendous support system. I want to thank Lisa Bluder and her staff for giving me the opportunity to play basketball at the University of Iowa. It is a place I have thrived in since I stepped on campus.? The following day, Clark was named Associated Press National Player of the Year. She?s the second Hawkeye?and Big Ten student-athlete?to earn this distinction. Iowa?s Megan Gustafson (19BBA) was the recipient of the national award in 2019. Caitlin Clark is a regular at @UIchildrens, spending time with any kiddo that requests a visit. This one, however, came with an extra surprise. Congrats to the 𝐀𝐏 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫, @CaitlinClark22! Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) March 30, 2023 Clark is one of three Hawkeye recipients of the Naismith Trophy since 2019, and the second women?s player. Gustafson was the 2019 honoree, while Luka Garza (21BBA) was chosen in 2021. Iowa is one of just six institutions to have both a men?s and women?s Naismith Trophy honoree (Duke, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas, and Virginia). Iowa Advances to Final, Ends South Carolina?s 42-Game Win Streak Photo: C. Guerra It had been 30 years since Iowa women?s basketball made its first Final Four. This time, the Hawkeyes had the last laugh. Clark scored 41 points and Iowa ousted defending national champion South Carolina, 77-73, in front of 19,288 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. According to ESPN, Clark is the first player in NCAA history with back-to-back 40-point games. ?I love me some Caitlin Clark,? Bluder said, whose team scored more points against South Carolina than any other opponent this season. ?We?ve been talking about being mission-focused a lot this year, and we had a game plan and these guys executed so well. That is South Carolina we just beat, folks. Amazing.? Iowa jumped on the Gamecocks?leading for most of the first half. An 8-0 run?capped off by a Kate Martin layup?gave the Hawkeyes a 46-37 lead. But South Carolina?who hadn?t lost in 359 days?trimmed the lead to just four points heading into the fourth quarter. After briefly losing the lead, Clark?s three-pointer with 8:55 left in the game put Iowa back in front, 62-60?a lead they would not relinquish. Clark either scored or assisted on all of Iowa?s 18 points in the fourth quarter?scoring the final 13. With the win, the Hawkeyes advanced to their first-ever national championship game and became the Big Ten?s first team to reach the title game in 18 years. "All you need to do is BELIEVE in order to SHOCK THE WORLD." - @CaitlinClark22#WFinalFour x @IowaWBB NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessWBB) April 1, 2023 Hot-Shooting Tigers Upset Iowa Photo: Hawkeye Athletics LSU shot 54%?including 64% on 3-pointers?to upset Iowa in the NCAA title game by a 102-85 score. Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures, with Clark leading the way with 30 points. The crowd of 19,842 at American Airlines Center broke the record for the largest attended game in NCAA Tournament Championship history. Two seniors played their final games for the Hawkeyes. Czinano ended her Hawkeye career with 2,413 points?shooting 67% in five seasons of action. Warnock ended her Iowa career with 1,277 points. Forever proud of this team. Forever proud to be #Hawkeyes. Iowa Women's Basketball (@IowaWBB) April 2, 2023

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