Special Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Network with more than 50 local nonprofit organizations as well as find volunteer and internship opportunities in the Cedar Valley.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 9:00 am

LifeServe Blood Center and the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance will host a blood drive.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

All students are invited to take part in Career Readiness. Make your first impression count with a free headshot, LinkedIn and a resume review. Professional attire is recommended; no appointment is necessary. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 5:30 pm

Join us for an evening of great food and great conversation at Diamond Events Center (Jorgensen Plaza). Everyone is welcome. Tickets must be purchased for this event.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

The 14th Annual African American Read-In  at UNI celebrates African American authors, illustrators and literacy during Black History Month. First graders attend to hear individualized reading by UNI students, faculty, staff and celebrity readers. This year's featured speaker is Ty Allan, an award-winning children's book author, literacy advocate, publisher and motivational speaker.

The UNI event is part of the National African American Read-In which is sponsored by the Black Caucus and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and endorsed by the International Reading Association. More than one million readers from all races, ethnic groups and states participate in the national read-in annually.  It is held in conjunction with the African American Children and Families Conference at UNI. 

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Fed up with the world he lives in, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. Come join Film Appreciation Club in a screening of this animated adventure classic!

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:00 pm

This presentation will include the history and establishment of the Tall Grass Prairie, how people can connect with a guide and what visitors will experience at the prairie. The series is free and open to the public. Free parking and handicapped accessibility are available.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 (All day)

The Spiritual Leaders Association invites faculty and staff to a soup and sandwich lunch in appreciation for all they do for our students. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
UNI Teacher Fair and Interview Day is free for educators and schools, attracts more than 70 school districts from across the U.S. and more than 300 teachers. It is open to all PK-12 educators seeking employment for 2020-21
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00 am

Meet local producers, purchase local food, view a short film, take a gardening class, browse the Hearst Center. You can pick and choose what activities interest you.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Students planning to graduate this spring or student teach in the fall are encouraged to attend the graduation fair.

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Conductor John Wiles will lead the UNI Concert Chorale in a performance of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion. This intense choral work is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, "The Little Match Girl". It is influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2008. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Each spring, UNI recognizes outstanding student leadership through a series of awards presented to students and student organizations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the social period begins at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30pm.

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Many UNI faculty, staff, and students are involved in community engagement work through courses, research, student organizations and professional service. Community Engagement Celebration Day gives everyone an opportunity to showcase their community engagement work. 

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 1:00 pm

This presentation will include special projects that involved museum interns and what they discovered. The series is free and open to the public. Free parking and handicapped accessibility are available.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm

School of Music faculty artist Rebecca Burkhardt will be honored at a banquet dinner in Davis Hall, celebrating her service and music-making at UNI. For more information, visit https://music.uni.edu/burkhardt-retirement-celebration .

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 11:00 am to 4:30 pm