In celebration of the histories and contributions of our diverse communities, the University of Iowa unifies around heritage months, days, and identity acknowledgments throughout the year. These recognitions are an opportunity for all members of the community to learn more about our stories, traditions, people, scholarship, history, and current experiences.  

It is important to note the celebration of each legacy included in the calendar is not time-limited and this calendar is a helpful tool to ensure we're inclusive of all members of our community. 

The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invites you to share other widely recognized cultural observances for consideration. Your ideas and input help raise awareness and provide opportunities for cross-cultural learning and connection at the University of Iowa.

BMindful

BMindful of holy dates.

Through our ongoing partnership with Think Iowa City, visit BMindFul is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events.

When selecting dates for meetings and events, please consider religious observances. BMindful does not include all religious holy days. It focuses on three major holy days for each faith — days when faith members may choose not to go to work or send their children to school.

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July

2022

Celebrating our Freedoms
Independence Day
International Non--Binary People's Day
Nelson Mandela International Day
Disability Independence Day

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August

2022

Welcome back to Campus/On Iowa!
 

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September

2022

Latinx Heritage Month
Labor Day
National Voter Registration Day
Black Excellence Week

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October

2022

LGBTQ+ History Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Day

Filipino American History Month

Global Diversity Awareness Month=

World Mental Health Day
National Coming Out Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Homecoming

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November

2022

Native American Heritage Month
Día De Los Muertos

Elections
National First Gen College Celebration Week
UI Asian Pacific American Cultural Center Week

Veteran’s Day
International Education Week
Transgender Day of Remembrance

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December

2022

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
World AIDS Day

Human Rights Day

Graduation

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January

2023

Happy New Year
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Celebration of Human Rights Week

UI Unity Week

National Day of Racial Healing

Holocaust Remembrance Day

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February

2023

Black History Month
Lunar New Year

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March

2023

Women's History Month
Disability Awareness Month

National Deaf History Month

#1Day for Iowa

LNACC In Action Week

UI PRIDE Week

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April

2023

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month
UI Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
UI Pow Wow

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

 

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May

2023

Graduation
CIAE Graduation

Rainbow Graduation

Latinx/a/o Graduation

Black Graduation

International Student Graduation

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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June

2023

Pride Month
Juneteenth

Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots