Bridging Our World is a five-day display featuring the flags of the countries represented by international students attending the university during the academic semester. The next display across the Iowa Memorial footbridge is scheduled for finals week in May, 2022.

When on display, the flags are installed daily starting at 8:00 a.m. and taken down every evening starting at 4:30 p.m. by student and staff volunteers. The United States Flag Code was used to determine proper order and procedures for display of the flags.

The UI's commitment

International students make up an important part of the University of Iowa student body, with 98 countries represented in the Spring 2022 semester. When on display, the flag-lined footbridge is a symbol recognizing the University of Iowa’s international students and their significant role in the life of the university and community.

To learn more about the UI’s commitment to become a leading international institution, visit A Shared Vision for a Global University of Iowa.