Reserve a space for your occasion

From meetings and presentations to banquets and weddings, we've got you covered. The IMU offers the tech, customizable room layouts, and a welcoming, knowledgeable staff to make your next event a success.

Check out our Meetings and Events page to learn how we can help plan your next event.

Meetings and Events

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Banquet and ballroom spaces

Our banquet and ballroom spaces can accommodate everything from small groups to 1,200-seat lectures

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Outdoor and campus spaces

Outdoor spaces at the IMU and around campus are available for departmental and student organization events.

Building community

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Food Pantry at Iowa

The Food Pantry at Iowa provides free nutritious food and basic necessities for University of Iowa students, faculty, and staff in need. Food accessibility and affordability is very important for college students to survive, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to concentrate in classes.

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Clothing Closet

Each semester, a student can get free professional clothing to be used for interviews, jobs, class presentations, and more. Professional attire in good condition, including shoes and accessories, can be donated at the IMU House Hotel front desk any time during open hours.

Upcoming Events at the IMU

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Mindful Recovery

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:00pm to Wednesday, June 21, 2023 5:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Supporting Students Desiring a Change Mindful Recovery provides a safe and supportive space for UI students committed to making changes in their substance use. The focus for this group, different than Success, Not Excess, is for students seeking abstinence or maintaining abstinence from substances. Activities and support are rooted in mindfulness-based stress reduction practices and Koru Mindfulness. Meetings are provided by the UI Collegiate Recovery Program. For more information, please visit...
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Improv Theatre for Communication Skills Series

Wednesday, October 5, 5:00pm to Wednesday, December 28, 2022 6:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Do you want to feel more comfortable with public speaking, teaching, and presentations? Join other graduate students and postdocs for improvisation drop-in sessions where we will use improv theatre games to help you improve your confidence in public speaking, answering questions, and communicating your research to broad audiences. Sessions will be led by Lisa Kelly, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Cedar Rapids and the UI CIRTL Coordinator, and Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, UI Theatre...
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Write Winning Grant Proposals - Phase I Seminar

Thursday, October 6, 2022 8:30am to 4:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Write Winning Grant Proposals Presented by John D. Robertson, Ph.D. Managing Member, Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops The Research Development Office in the Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce that Dr. John Robertson from Grant Writer's Seminars & Workshops (GWSW) will conduct the Write Winning Grant Proposals seminar on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. The deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. In person and virtual options are available.  The Phase I...
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