Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in November to showcase the rich culture of the native people of this land as well as honor the Native American and Indigenous People who have suffered injustices.

It was initially celebrated in 1916 by the state of New York and was not until 1990 that President George H.W. Bush established it as a month-long festival.


Date: Starts November 1st. 

Día De Los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that unites the living with the dead. It is celebrated over a two-day period at the beginning of November. 


Date: November 1st and 2nd. 


The midterm election is when you can vote for your representatives for local, state, and national offices. It will be held on November 8th, 2022.


Date: November 8th, 2022

National First Gen College Celebration Week

National First Gen College Celebration, held each year nationally on November 8 to commemorate the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965, encourages colleges and universities across the country to celebrate the successes of the institution's first-generation faculty, staff, and students.

In 2018, the University of Iowa chose to extend the celebration to encompass a full week of events, which are hosted by departments and colleges across the university. Some events are targeted to specific populations, such as first-gen students in a specific college, while others are open to the entire campus community. 


Date: November 7th- 11th 

UI Asian Pacific American Cultural Center Week

APACC Week is a fall initiative brought by the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC). Every day for a week, the APACC puts on a series of events under an umbrella theme. Events come in all mediums from presentations, collaborative activities, and creative experiences. The events typically center around the Asian American identity and experience. 


Date: Week TBA

Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day is November 11th, 2022. 

Veteran's Day is a federal holiday for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

International Education Week

International Education Week celebrates the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare citizens for community building in both national and international settings.


Date: November 14th-18th

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is held on November 20th, 2022. 

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.