Since 1923, the Iowa Memorial Union has been at the center of campus life at the University of Iowa. Thousands of students, faculty, and staff visit the IMU every day. It is often the place where the university makes its first impression on potential students, faculty, and staff.  At the IMU, students meet up, study, join student organizations, attend events, concerts, and lectures, and more.  Hundreds of student activities and organizations are facilitated by the IMU's Office of Student Engagement & Campus Programs.

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...

Stanley Museum of Art

The UI Stanley Museum of Art is no longer located at the IMU.

The new location at 160 W. Burlington St. is opening August 26, 2022. Come explore our beautiful new home - a campus and community hub of global visual culture. Everyone is welcome.

Visit the new Stanley Museum of Art website for more information.

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...