UI Dance Marathon

Big Event Weekend

Official RSVPs for Big Event weekend are typically sent out via email and hard copy letters through the mail in January each year. To receive this invite, please ensure your contact information is up to date in the UIAA database. Link to update is on DMAG Home Page. Below is a list of events typically held each Big Event weekend. Details are subject to change based on the year so please refer to our Official DMAG Facebook page for most up to date information.

Donate to a Dancer Fundraising Campaign - Each year, we work with the Morale Director to identify all dancers who have not yet met their fundraising minimum of $500 and compile that list in one spot for alumni to donate to. Our goal is for every dancer to reach the minimum and experience the Big Event.

Opening Ceremony Watch Party - To kick off the Big Event weekend, we host a watch party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday night. Event this year will be held in the Hawkeye Room of the IMU.

Social - After the watch party, continue reminiscing from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday night on the second floor of The Airliner, 22 S. Clinton St., Iowa City.

All-Alumni Support - On Saturday, help pump up dancers in the IMU Main Lounge during the wee hours of the morning. There are typically alumni-specific shirts and additional merchandise for sale. You can also wear one of your old DM shirts.

Luncheon - Before the onstage alumni recognition and check presentation, DM leadership will host a free alumni lunch on Saturday.

DM Kiddo Graduation and Celebration - This ceremony to recognize children who have been cancer-free for five years is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. All alumni are welcome to attend and join families for cake at the celebration afterward.

Closing Ceremony - Enjoy food and drink specials in downtown Iowa City. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Take a look at photos from past Big Event Weekends

Photo Credit: By: Division of Student Life - The University of Iowa