There's always something exciting happening here

  • A wedding at the Memorial Union Durham Great Hall.

    Meetings and Events

    Located in the heart of campus, the Memorial Union is the perfect destination for hosting events. Our venue offers a captivating blend of historic charm and modern amenities. Whether you're planning a conference, wedding, meeting, or a social gathering, our versatile spaces and attentive staff cater to your every need.

  • Students at ClubFest outside on Iowa State's campus

    Student Engagement

    Student Engagement at the Memorial Union helps students find their sense of belonging by utilizing their voice, growing their leadership perspective, and providing meaningful and diverse interactions. Attend your first ISU AfterDark, find the people who love what you love at ClubFest, serve your community, and so much more.

Gold Star Hall

Gold Star Hall is the "memorial" in the Memorial Union, where names of Iowa State students who gave their lives while serving their country are engraved on the walls.

  • 93%

    of first and second year students who attended 1 or more event at the MU were retained to the next year


Students perform during SUB's Global Gala

Always improving the MU for you

The Memorial Union view from the third floor east area of the building showing some scaffolding.
Students on the South Campanile lawn during orientation.