Memorial Garden

Take time to smell the roses — and the peonies — and the lilies — and to honor someone special. Do you want to honor a graduate? A special professor? A friend?

When you purchase a brick or paver in the Memorial Garden, you engrave heartfelt sentiments for years to come — a lasting tribute to your honoree. Purchase your brick or paver.

About the Garden

Located east of Maucker Union, the Memorial Garden features distinctive gardens, perennials, arbors and a commemorative brick walkway honoring generations of alumni. The garden was created by members of the Student Alumni Ambassadors who had the vision to enhance to the beauty of the UNI campus. The UNI Foundation adopted the project and made the vision a reality by using gifts from the Classes of 2000, 2001 and 2006.

Panther Sculpture

Panther sculpture in UNI's Memorial GardenFormer University of Northern Iowa student Duke Oursler created the first panther sculpture to emerge on the UNI campus in 2008. The idea for the panther sculpture originated from the 2006 Senior Challenge Committee and became possible with additional gifts from the Class of 2000 and 2001.


Carpe Diem. Adjust Your Clocks Accordingly.

Sundial sculpture in UNI's Memorial GardenUniversity of Northern Iowa graduate Beth Nybeck created a sculptural sundial for the university’s Memorial Garden in 2010. The sundial was a gift to the UNI Foundation from alums Susan and Michael Ward.

To find out more about UNI's Memorial Garden, please contact Amanda Rosel, stewardship & special events coordinator at 319-273-6048.