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Hubbard Park Iowa Memorial Union Englert Theatre Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) Burge Hall Currier Hall Main Library Old Brick Pentacrest UI Athletic Hall of Fame Iowa Avenue, Downtown Iowa City Field House Wesley Center Hillcrest Hall Hotel Vetro Terry Trueblood Recreation Area

Hubbard Park

Located just outside the IMU, at the foot of the Pentacrest and along the Iowa River.

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Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival

@ Hubbard Park

Since 1990, the Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival (CCDF) has given members of The University of Iowa and its surrounding communities an opportunity to learn about each other through food, games,... Continue reading

Homecoming: Hawkeye Feed

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Come to Hubbard Park to benefit Habitat for Humanity! Noodles and Company will be cooking onsite for free on Tuesday, while hotdogs and burgers will be free for the first... Continue reading

Homecoming Corn Monument

@ Hubbard Park

Witness the revival of an old University of Iowa homecoming tradition: the corn monument! The College of Engineering with create this giant art piece made entirely of corn at the... Continue reading


Iowa Memorial Union

Thousands of students, faculty, and staff visit the IMU every day, making it a central and vital part of campus life. It is often the place where the University makes its first impression on potential students, faculty, and staff. It is also the place where current students meet, eat, get involved in student organizations, or go to concerts and lectures. Get involved with any of the hundreds of student activities overseen by the Office of Student Life. Get concert and show tickets from the University's Box Office, catch a film at the Bijou Theater, grab a cup of coffee in the South Lobby, have lunch or dinner in the River Room cafeteria, or visit the Union Market for groceries and conveniences. Take advantage of all the IMU has to offer!

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Comedian Retta

@ Main Lounge Iowa Memorial Union

Tickets: $5 for students, $7 for the public at the Hub located in the IMU. Continue reading

Ultimate Laser Tag

to @ Main Lounge Iowa Memorial Union

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Let out the stress of class as two teams of five face off to rack up as many points as they can in a game... Continue reading

Marvel's The Avengers Movie Marathon

to @ Illinois Room (3rd Floor) Iowa Memorial Union

Watch the Earth's mightiest heroes assemble from their origin stories that interlock into the critically acclaimed blockbuster "Marvel's The Avengers" in preparation for 2015's highly anticipated sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron". Continue reading


Englert Theatre

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Family Weekend: Mission IMPROVable

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The agents of MISSION IMPROVable Comedy Team are just a few audience suggestions away from creating a brand new and original production that’s all about whatever you tell them!This fast-paced... Continue reading


Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC)

The CRWC has 20,000 square feet of fitness space over three levels; a 52 ½ foot climbing wall, a competitive swimming pool, a diving well, a leisure swimming pool, a jogging track, two basketball/volleyball courts, a multi-activity gym, a café, locker rooms, and wellness services.

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Homecoming: Ruckus at the Rec

@ Campus Recreation and Wel...

Enjoy some friendly competition with your friends, different student organizations, and Fraternities and Sororities as you participate in various field day activities. Continue reading

Health Expo

@ Campus Recreation and Wel...

Stop by the Health Expo for health information, screenings and free stuff! Continue reading


Burge Hall

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Health Expo

@ Burge Hall

Stop by the Health Expo for health information, screenings and free stuff! Continue reading


Currier Hall

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The Norman Magic Experience

@ MPR Currier Hall

The Norman Magic Experience stars national touring magician, Norman Ng. Named, “America’s Best” by Campus Activities Magazine, Norman will blow your mind with his incredible magic, comedy, and audience participation!... Continue reading

Open Mic Night

@ MPR Currier Hall

Do you have an amazing singing voice? Can you play an instrument? Want to kick off your comedy career? This is the perfect event to showcase your entertainment abilities, and... Continue reading



Old Brick

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Speed Friending Around the World

@ Main Hall Old Brick

Are you looking to meet new people? Want to learn about the various cultures on campus? Need an ice breaker? This is the way to do it! Continue reading

Local Comedian Night

@ Old Brick

Get a dose of laughter just in time for midterms as local comedians perform their talents! Maybe one of them might go on to star on a TV show or... Continue reading

Iowa City Improv

@ Old Brick

Improv is a form of entertainment in which actors or improvisers perform scenes together without previously prepared material. Continue reading


Pentacrest

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Homecoming: Iowa Shout

@ Pentacrest

Don't miss this amazing event where current Iowa students show their spirit through performances centered on our Homecoming theme, "Gold and Black Take Me Back". Continue reading

Homecoming: Coronation & Concert

@ Pentacrest

Come to the Pentacrest immediately following the parade to see the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen get crowned and attend a special free concert. Continue reading


UI Athletic Hall of Fame

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Homecoming: Sports Night

@ UI Athletic Hall of Fame

Come out to the University of Iowa Athletic Hall of Fame to participate in some fun activities, hang out with Herky and most importantly, show your Hawkeye spirit! You'll even... Continue reading


Iowa Avenue, Downtown Iowa City

On Iowa Avenue between Dubuque & Linn St.

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Homecoming: Parade

@ Iowa Avenue, Downtown Iow...

Gather your friends, family, and lawn chairs, and head downtown for a Homecoming celebration! The parade is a Homecoming tradition that's been in the Hawkeye family for decades. Continue reading


Field House

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Homecoming: Recyclable Boat Races

@ Swimming Pool Field House

Come for the competition; stay for the fun, as students take over the Field House pool for the most unique boat race the UI campus has ever seen! Don't forget... Continue reading

Family Weekend: Game Day Tailgate

@ Field House

Enjoy a typical Hawkeye gameday atmosphere by filling your stomachs with a variety of foods and get pumped up by playing your favorite traditional tailgating games! Continue reading


Wesley Center

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Comedian Pete Lee

@ Public Space One Wesley Center

Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Continue reading

Swing Dance Club

@ Wesley Center

Come join the UI Swing Dance Club for lessons this coming semester! No partner is required and everyone is welcome, whether you're a student, staff, or member of the community. Continue reading


Hillcrest Hall

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Health Expo

@ Hillcrest Hall

Stop by the Health Expo for health information, screenings and free stuff! Continue reading


Hotel Vetro

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Homecoming: Hungry Hawkeyes Alumni Dinne...

@ Hotel Vetro

Meet and learn from dynamic and notable Iowa alumni with diverse backgrounds and experiences at hotelVetro! At this meal you get the opportunity to network with successful alums and mingle... Continue reading


Terry Trueblood Recreation Area

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180 for Haiti 5k Run/Walk

@ Terry Trueblood Recreatio...

Start your 2014-2015 school year in the healthy direction by participating in the 180 for Haiti 5k run/walk! Everyone knows about the earthquake that tore through Haiti in 2010. Continue reading

Student life at iowa

Why it's time to get pumped for Iowa football 2014

August 8, 2014

1. Waking up early and realizing it's game day The only time you won't want to hit snooze. 2. Rummaging your closet for black and gold The perfect excuse to buy more Hawkeye gear. 3. Walking down Melrose and smelling the delicious food vendors Those giant turkey legs are calling... Continue Reading

10 Ways to get involved at Iowa

August 8, 2014

Welcome Class of 2018! 1. Open your door AKA: Don’t be Lucille Bluth. During the first few weeks of school, everyone will be looking to make new friends. When studying, leave your door open to encourage other students to stop by and say “hi.” I lived with the girls from... Continue Reading

What can I do with all of my stuff?!

May 5, 2014

As flocks of students move out of dorms, apartments and houses, a common question is what can I do with all of my unwanted things? We are all sad to be leaving our friends behind and want to spend as much time with them as possible, which may incline you... Continue Reading

11 reasons why we are SO excited for finals week

May 5, 2014

It’s actually normal to say you are looking forward to Finals Week with this semester’s lineup! Instead of this: There will be this: With everything from free coffee to yoga classes, Finals@IMU will help you glide through the week! For those of you who are unaware, final exams are Monday,... Continue Reading

Students and staff reflect on this year’s living learning community program

April 4, 2014

This year, the University of Iowa Housing and Dining team decided to take on a new program when it came to housing students. In previous years, the Living Learning Communities’ choices were minimal as well as optional to students. Continue Reading