Holiday happenings 2019

Performing arts events

Performing arts events are sponsored by Project Art at UI Hospitals & Clinics.

A dancer performs an excerpt from “The Nutcracker.”

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band: noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, Colloton Pavilion Atrium (Elevator F, Level 1)

Holiday meals

Christmas Meal

Employees who are working first, second, or third shift on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, are invited to a complimentary meal.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, Fountain Dining Room (Elevator C, Level 1)
  • 2 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, Market Place Dining Room (Elevator C, Level 1)

UI Health Care traditions

“Warm the Sole” sock drive

“Warm the Sole” sock drive is on Level 1 near Elevator E through Jan. 31. Buy an extra pair of socks while you’re out shopping and donate them to the clothesline! Items will be donated to the local United Way for various local nonprofits. Sponsored by the UI Hospitals & Clinics Holiday Committee.

Angel Tree

Be a part of this wonderful tradition at UI Hospitals & Clinics and share the joy of the season by adopting an angel and donating a gift for one of our patients. The Angel Tree is in front of the Volunteer Services Office (Elevator F, Level 8) until Dec. 16. Sponsored by the UI Hospitals & Clinics Holiday Committee.

Holiday hours and closures

The Patients’ Library and the Janice and Bruce Ellig Children’s Library will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, and on Jan. 1, 2020.

UI Hospitals & Clinics Bread Garden locations will have several upcoming reduced hours of service at the following locations:

  • General Hospital: Closed the week of Dec. 23, and on Jan. 1 and 19, 2020
  • Roy Carver Pavilion (main): Closed Dec. 25
  • UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital: Closed Dec. 25
  • Pomerantz Family Pavilion: Closed Dec. 24 and 25, and on Jan. 1 and 20, 2020

Religious diversity guidelines

The University of Iowa is a community whose members hold a variety of religious and philosophical views. As a public institution, we respect the separation of church and state as a constitutional principle and practice, and we hold as one of our core values a commitment to, “vigilantly protect free expression of thought.” Institutionally sponsored religious symbols are not appropriate in a public institution. We urge departments to be respectful of our diversity of beliefs and refrain from displaying within public areas in the workplace any religious symbols that may be seen as implying institutional support for a particular religious viewpoint. Departments should also exercise good judgment and sensitivity concerning the appropriateness of seasonal, non-religious symbols in the workplace.

If you have any questions about the guidelines or have questions about a particular situation, you may contact University of Iowa Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at 335-0705 or by email at

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa—sponsored events. If you require an accommodation to participate or have questions about Festival of World Cultures, please call Concierge Services at 319-356-1900.


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