The University of Iowa

Our Campus

The University of Iowa was founded in 1847, and has been built into a world-class institution. Spread across 12 different colleges, the University offers over 200 specific areas of study. In addition to stellar academics, the University of Iowa also offers over 500 extracurricular student organizations. In 2008, the University of Iowa was faced with many storms which caused intense flooding of the Iowa River. The University of Iowa campus was devastated by this flooding, and in the months following, the students, staff and community around Iowa City came together to begin the recovery process. 16 buildings were flooded as students and staff were evacuated from their residence hall rooms and offices.

In the coming years, the University of Iowa slowly returned to its former glory, and eventually started making strides towards new construction, rather than flood renovations. In 2012, the new Campus Recreation and Wellness center opened and has become one of the biggest attractions on campus. In recent years, the University has opened Petersen Residence Hall, Voxman Music Building, and the new Visual Arts Building. Additionally, Hancher Auditorium has been reopened after being closed for almost 10 years due to the flood in 2008. In the coming years, the University of Iowa plans to open Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall (Fall 2017) which will include a dining hall perfect for MACURH RLC, a brand new Children’s Hospital, and a new Pharmacy Building.

The University of Iowa has undergone many changes in the past 10 years, and we would love the opportunity to host a conference at our beautiful campus. All major buildings we intend to use would be within 5 minutes walking distance of each other, making for easy, stress-free transitioning from activity to activity. From the iconic Old Capitol Building to the countless lecture halls and meeting rooms that would be perfect for conference festivities, the University of Iowa campus offers a big campus with a small-town feel which perfectly aligns with the MACURH Regional Leadership Conference.

Associated Residence Halls

The University of Iowa Associated Residence Halls strives to create an inclusive environment in the residence halls through programming and advocacy for resident hall life. We provide a voice for those who live on campus in order to make positive changes for communities in the residence halls. This is done through intentional programming, leadership development, and through hall associations.

National Residence Hall Honorary

The Hawkeye Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary strives to serve and recognize University of Iowa students and staff as well as the Iowa City community!


Each month we host two "Students in Service," or as we like to call them, SiS, events. One SiS event takes place on campus and the other takes place off campus, usually in collaboration with another organization in the Iowa City community. Some of our favorite SiS events have included, cooking meals at the Ronald McDonald House, cleaning up at Hickory Hill Park, and making flower jars for the children in the Stead Family Children's Hospital! 


We also strive to recognize others on our campus by encouraging OTM writing each month. We recognize OTM nominees with door decs and also hold a bi-monthly OTM dinner to recognize our campus winners! Our newest recognition intitiative is Pin it Forward! We will be recognizing students and staff who make a difference on campus by giving them a pin and sharing a spotlight about them on social media!


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ARH Exec Board

NRHH Exec Board