Campus Life

Higher Education is more than what we learn in our course of academic study. The "University Experience" should certainly focus on academic excellence as a key pillar, but other endeavors help create what make us tomorrow's leaders. In the Division of Student Life, we provide opportunities that stretch students to embrace diversity, engaging activities and recreational programs, aggressive education on how to make healthy choices, and a multitude of ways for students to get involved on campus and serve their local community.

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Iowa Memorial Union

The Iowa Memorial Union has served as the center of campus life for over 80 years. The Union hosts key arts and entertainment events, houses the Bijou Cinema, University Box Office, Campus Information Center and Retail Services. The ground floor, closed by the flood of 2008, will be restored and re-opened in the near future with the return of the University Book Store, Bowling and improved student lounge and study space. Now open 24 hours for providing safe study space. [visit the site]

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Student Involvement & Leadership

The Center for Student Involvement & Leadership provides diverse social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs and activities for the University of Iowa community. We sponsor and facilitate over 500 student organizations. 

Our five areas of focus are: Leadership & Volunteerism, Services, Major Annual Events, Arts & Entertainment Programs, and Diversity Programs & Initiatives. Located at 145 Iowa Memorial Union.

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Housing & Dining

Living-learning communities create immediate opportunities for students to meet peers with like interests the moment they arrive on campus. Not only an academic opportunity, life in one of the 30 living-learning communities offers a chance to build a support network and lasting friendships.

University Dining provides students with “U-Choose” healthy items at all residential and retail outlets. [visit the site]

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Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) arranges a variety of student activities from comedy shows and guest speakers to themed parties and movie screenings. CAB is an organization for students, run by students, that provides the Hawkeye community with alcohol-free, late night and weekend entertainment. Previous events hosted by CAB include Casino Night, a roadtrip to a Chicago Bulls game, screenings of the latest Harry Potter films, live band karaoke downtown, and more. [visit the site]

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Diversity Programs

The Iowa Challenge encourages all UI students to stretch themselves by practicing inclusiveness and celebrating diversity at the University of Iowa. Student Life provides an array of diversity programs and services for the UI community including the Afro American Cultural Center, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, the Latino Native American Cultural Center, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center, MY IOWA, and cultural heritage month celebrations.