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 heart-felt sentiments for years to come -- a lasting tribute to your honoree. Purchase your brick or paver online.

The UNI Memorial Garden is located east of Maucker Union and the Center for Multicultural Education. The UNI Memorial Garden was created when members of the Student Alumni Ambassadors had the vision to enhance 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. The garden includes commemorative benches, arbors, granite pavers, a personalized brick walkway, rose and rock gardens, grassy seating area and a functional events stage.

Memorial Garden Features

Panther Sculpture

Panther Sculpture

Former 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. The panther is poised in the center of the commemorative Prexy's Pond Reflecting Pool. The pool, a gift from the Class of 1993, is the focal point of the Memorial Garden.

Sun Dial

Carpe Diem. Adjust Your Clocks Accordingly.

University of Northern Iowa alumna Beth Nybeck created a sculptural sundial for the university’s Memorial Garden in 2010. The sundial was a gift to the UNI Foundation from alumni Susan and Michael Ward.