Public event cancellations and rescheduling

FAYETTE, Iowa (Monday, March 23) – In its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Upper Iowa University (UIU) has been working with event sponsors, organizers and community stakeholders to evaluate whether or not to hold scheduled events. As part of the continued discussions, the cancelled community events include:

March 28 - “Colors of the World” International Culture Night

April 1 – Jennifer Bates Artist Talk and Closing Reception (Exhibit is closed to public)

April 1 – Northeast Iowa High School Art Show

April 2 – Endowed Lecture Series presentation 

April 4 - Honors and Awards Banquet

April 8 - NICC/UIU Career Exploration Day

April 22 - Fayette Appreciation Day

UIU previously cancelled all education location graduation/senior receptions and its May 9 commencement ceremony at Fayette Campus will be held as a virtual-only event. In addition, the Upper Iowa University Recreation Center is closed to all users until further notice. The public may view updates on the University’s rec center Facebook page and website.

Events rescheduled
Originally scheduled for Friday, April 17, UIU’s Carnival After Dark has been rescheduled for Friday, September 11. The community pottery wheel throwing class scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 24, will also be rescheduled. University officials continue to discuss its options for the UIU Senior Thesis Art Exhibits scheduled for April 6-17 and April 27-May 9. 

About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit

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