Young Alumni Events


The UIAA in partnership with the IOWA Clubs provides several opportunities across the country for recent graduates (five years out and under) and young alumni (10 years out and under) to come together, network, and socialize. See below for upcoming and past events.

Upcoming Events

There will be more young alumni events coming soon! If you have an idea for an event, please contact Susan Griffith at or 319-335-3302.


Young Alumni Past Events

  • Third Annual Flag Day Celebration at Backpocket Breweing (June 13, 2014)
    Young alumni attended the third Annual Flag Day Celebration at Backpocket Brewing. Guests wore red, white, and blue in celebration of Flag Day and enjoyed samples of Backpocket's Classic Brews from the Taproom, woodfired pizzas, and appetizers. Young alum had a wonderful night of a little networking and a lot of fun.

  • Second City Young Alumni Reception (February 14, 2014)
    The Second City Young Alumni Reception at the Englert Theatre brought UI alumni, friends, and the cast of Second City together for a post-show social full of food, drinks, and lots of laughs. Thanks to those who attended and spent their Valentine's Day evening with us and the cast of Second City!

  • The Wine, Dine, Give: Young Alumni Night at Cedar Ridge Vineyards (Thur., Nov. 21, 2013) brought UI alumni and friends together for a night of good wine, conversation, a great atmosphere, and holiday cheer! Thanks to those who attended and donated to Toys for Tots.

  • The UI Young Alumni Night at The Metropolitan Club (June 27, 2013) brought together over 60 Chicago-area alumni for a great night of networking and socializing. The Metropolitan Club hosted the group providing drinks, food, and a fabulous view.

  • The Second Annual Flag Day Celebration at Backpocket Brewing (June 14, 2013) had over 25 alumni enjoying several samples of different beers, pizzas, and appetizers. Guests had a wonderful night of a little networking and a lot of fun.

  • Second City's Laughing Matters Show and UI Young Alumni Social (February 9, 2013) nearly 40 young alumni enjoyed an evening of hilarious sketch comedy. Alumni had the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow alumni and the cast during a post-show social.

  • The Fulton Brewery UI Young Alumni Event (November 14, 2012) gave Minneapolis-area alumni a chance to come together to check out the new Fulton Brewery and to network with fellow Hawkeyes. Participants enjoyed a welcome beer, appetizers from Pizza Lucé, beer sampling, and a tour of the facility. All attendees went home with a pair of "I Heart The Hawks" drinking glasses and a better understanding of the brewing process.

  • The "Thank Goodness Political Season is Over!" UI Young Alumni Social (November 7, 2012) brought political partisans together in the shared joy that they won't have to see another campaign commercial for a while! A group of Iowa City area-alumni celebrated the end of the election cycle with great food and drinks at the Clinton Street Social Club. Attendees had the chance to win an additional drink ticket through a friendly game of election-themed trivia.

  • UI Young Alumni Night at Wilson's Apple Orchard in Iowa City (Sept. 20, 2012) brought Hawkeyes together for a traditional fun fall activity. Participants toured the grounds, learned about the apples grown on site, and tasted delicious apple turnovers, donuts, and slushies. Alumni also had the chance to load up on locally grown apples and take pictures of the beautiful orchard. To see more photos from the event, click here.