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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events at the IMU

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Smash Weekly Tournament

Friday, September 22, 2023 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
A weekly Smash tournament in the HawkeyEsports arcade! Entering is free and open to everyone, including non-students. Fun events and casual games are from 5pm-7pm and the tournament is from 7pm-11pm.
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Koru Mindfulness for College Students

Monday, September 25, 2023 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The Koru Mindfulness program… is taught in four weekly 75-minute classes (a brief model to accommodate busy student schedules) is structured with daily homework of a mindfulness log and 10 minutes of mindfulness practice is taught in small groups Register here:
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McGranahan Lecture Jelani Cobb

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 7:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Historian and Peabody Award-winning journalist Jelani Cobb emerges as a clear voice in the fight for a better America. A PBS Frontline correspondent for two critically acclaimed documentaries, Cobb explores the complexities of race and inequality, while offering guidance and hope for the future. A longtime writer for The New Yorker, Cobb’s work is described as having the “rigor and depth of a professional historian with the alertness of a reporter, the liberal passion of an engaged public intellectual, and the literary flair of a fine writer.”
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