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We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa

May 21, 2022

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

University of Iowa Main Library, Main Library Gallery

125 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Five students sit on or near the trunk of a car in an alleyway in 1971. This candid photo shows them laughing and talking while holding bundles of student-produced newspaper The Light Eater.

From academics, athletics, and activism to protest, public service, and parties, this exhibition from the University of Iowa Libraries celebrates student life on campus. We Are Hawkeyes presents snippets of the student experience at Iowa from throughout the university's history and features a sampling of historical documents and objects from the University Archives and Iowa Women's Archives. The exhibit explores the Iowa Memorial Union as a center of activity, the performing arts as a source of vibrancy, and military service and Greek life as time-honored traditions. Decades of student publications and glimpses of social and political activism are seen throughout, demonstrating the diversity of student voices on campus.

Current students to alumni will find something that speaks to their own time on campus at the University of Iowa. 

Main Library Gallery Open Hours

Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

NOTE: The easiest way to access the Main Library Gallery is via the north entrance of the Main Library.
Admission is free. No appointments are needed. Walk in during open hours.
Please follow current campus COVID-19 guidelines when visiting.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at