Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall Grand Opening

The University of Iowa is excited to announce that the dedication of the new Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall will be Friday, July 28. The 12-story residence hall will be the university’s largest, housing 1,049 students and commanding an impressive view of the Iowa River.

Elizabeth Catlett was a renowned sculptor and printmaker and one of three UI students to earn the first Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in the United States in 1940. She was also the first African American woman to receive the degree. 

The ceremony will start at 3:00 PM, followed by guided tours at 4:00 PM.