Connecting you with experts, sharing information, and answering your questions. 

It’s a big campus but our media relations team is ready to help. Here you’ll find frequent contacts, recent statements, key rankings and facts, as well as downloadable university photos and video. 

General media requests

The quickest and easiest way to ensure a timely response is to email us. Media requests can be submitted at media-request@uiowa.edu. You can also reach out directly to a member of our team

Additional campus contacts

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Press Room
Email: media-relations@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-356-2731

UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Strategic Communications
Email: matthew-weitzel@hawkeyesports.com
Phone: 319-335-9411

UI Office of Campus Safety
Contact Us
Email: hayley-bruce@uiowa.edu 
Phone: 319-335-5800

Public records request 

Many University of Iowa public records are online. To file a public records request, please find instructions and a submission form through the Office of Transparency.

Scheduling a studio interview or live network uplink

The Office of Strategic Communication can accommodate live HD video uplinks to national media utilizing the LTN Global service. This service is reserved for media interviews of Iowa faculty, staff, and students speaking about their research and/or area of expertise. Availability is scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Call 319-335-5741 to arrange a link.

For faculty and staff

Are you a faculty or staff member? We have information just for you.

Information for media professionals

Members of the media are encouraged to contact the Office of Strategic Communication before conducting interviews or filming on campus. The OSC team can make the newsgathering process easier by coordinating access to campus buildings and scheduling newsmakers. 

As a state institution, journalists have access to public areas across the University of Iowa campus. However, you must receive permission and be accompanied by appropriate university faculty or staff member to enter a residence hall or classroom.

Filming on campus for commercial purposes (video or photo) requires explicit written permission. You can read the policy and submit a request here.

Experts List

Explore our faculty experts list to find the ideal individual for your media request.

Recent statements

Our team provides background information on topics of current and continuing interest to members of the university community, alumni, the media and the general public. If you have question on the topics below, please contact our media relations team.

Key Issues and Statements

Enhancing safety for those exercising First Amendment rights on the Pentacrest

Saturday, June 6, 2020
The University of Iowa is strongly committed to the freedom of expression. The Pentacrest has long been used as a gathering place by the campus and Iowa City communities to exercise their First Amendment rights, and the university has designated this historic space to be used for this meaningful purpose.

A message from UI leaders on next steps following George Floyd demonstrations

Friday, June 5, 2020
Read the latest message from UI leaders on next steps following George Floyd demonstrations.

A message from President Harreld and Provost Fuentes on the George Floyd killing

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Read the latest statement from President Harreld and Provost Fuentes regarding George Floyd.

Statement on the killing of George Floyd

Friday, May 29, 2020
Read the latest statement from Montse Fuentes and Sarah Hansen regarding George Floyd.

Statements regarding Kappa Kappa Gamma Instagram comment

Sunday, October 6, 2019
A message to all FSL chapter presidents from the Panhellenic president and vice president for student life.

Statement regarding racist graffiti found in the Main Library

Thursday, October 3, 2019
The University of Iowa strives to be a safe and inclusive campus for everyone. We encourage our campus community to embrace diversity, demonstrate leadership, and be respectful of everyone that uses our shared space.

University of Iowa to request Board of Regents’ action to resolve Modern Piping, Merit lawsuits

Thursday, April 4, 2019
The university will seek permission from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, during its meeting on April 18, 2019, to increase the project budget for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in order to pay the arbitration award to Modern Piping as well as a settlement agreement reached with Merit Construction.

Statement relating to executive order

Thursday, March 21, 2019
The University of Iowa is strongly committed to freedom of expression and the first amendment. Free expression, academic freedom, and diversity of perspectives are all crucial to the fulfillment of the UI’s core mission—and the robust exchange of diverse ideas is the essence of a public research university. 

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