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 University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art aspires to transform lives by connecting the UI community, Iowans and the world with extraordinary works of art. Founded in 1969, the museum now holds one of the nation’s foremost university art collections, including artworks from around the world and in a range of media from paintings, sculptures, and works on paper to textiles, metalwork, and ceramics. Following the flood of 2008, the museum's former building was deemed unsuitable for the return of artwork. Our temporary space on the third floor, the Stanley Visual Classroom, makes the museum collection accessible for the public and the university community while we await completion of our new building, anticipated to open in 2022.  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...