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About the IMU

The center of campus life

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.  At the IMU, students mingle, study, grab food, get involved in student organizations, or go to concerts and lectures.  Get involved with any of the hundreds of student activities overseen by the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership. Purchase concert and show tickets from the Welcome Center, catch a film, grab a cup of coffee at Java Hawk Express, have lunch or dinner in the Union Station Food Court, or visit the Union Market for groceries and conveniences. Take advantage of the countless activities provided by the IMU!

Contact the Welcome Center at 319-353-4IMU (4468) for information on events taking place at the Iowa Memorial Union.

History of the IMU

The Iowa Memorial Union has been the cornerstone of campus life since it was built in the early 1900s. Plenty of notable visitors have roamed the halls through the years and through the several additions that the IMU has had in its history. More...

Memorials at the IMU 

Several memorials can be found around the IMU. The Memorial Honor Roll in the Hubbard Commons recognizes the students and alumni of The University of Iowa who have given their lives in service to the nation as members of the armed forces. More...

University of Iowa Museum of Art

Due to the flood of 2008, the UIMA's former building was deemed unsuitable for the return of artwork. However, the UIMA collections were saved, and our temporary spaces at the UIMA@IMU Visual Classroom and the Black Box Theater make the museum collection accessible for the public and the University community. More...

Human Resources

The Iowa Memorial Union hosts the human resources department for the 400 student jobs and 90 full-time positions that support the approximately 39 different offices and retail operations that comprise Iowa Memorial Union.  More...

Kendall Gallery

Jean Kistler Kendall was a University staff member for 38 years and a long time supporter of the arts. The Kendall Gallery is an exhibition space named in her honor and managed by IMU Marketing & Design (M&D), featuring a variety of artists and information through out the year. More...


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