The University of Iowa

A reception begins at 3 p.m. in the Hancher Auditorium main lobby, and will include a performance by the UI student jazz ensemble. UI institutional memorabilia will also be on display, including information about the history of the presidential seal.


A musical performance by The Quire in the Hancher Café will signal the start of the presidential program, which will be emceed by UI Professor Richard Fumerton. President Emeritus Willard J. “Sandy” Boyd will provide remarks, and the keynote address will be given by Dr. ‘Funmi Olonisakin, adjunct faculty at King's College London. Then, shared governance leadership will present President Bruce Harreld with the UI Medallion, officially welcoming him to the institution.


The University of Iowa Presidential Medallion

ui medallion


After the event’s conclusion, come celebrate at the UI Alumni Association tailgate party and pep rally, and a free public concert outside Hancher Auditorium, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.