Accessibility & Inclusivity


There is a wheelchair accessible entrance on the west side of the Obermann Center at 111 Church St. However, due to construction at the corner of Clinton and Church Streets, this entrance is currently closed (as of September 2022).

There are three single-user, gender-inclusive restrooms in the house—one on the first floor and two on the second floor. View a map of all gender-inclusive restrooms on campus.

Our staff strives to follow best practices for digital accessibility. If, while you are browsing our website or reading our e-newsletters, you find something amiss, please let us know. 

We will gladly work with you to address your accessibility needs and concerns; please e-mail us with any questions

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Getting Here

There's usually a bike rack on the west side of the Obermann Center, but it was removed during construction of the new Nonfiction Writing building. We hope that it will return in Spring 2023. 

Free street parking is available in the near northside neighborhood. 

There are two CAMBUS stops near the Obermann Center on Church St.: Stop 1010 (Red Route; Hawkeye Interdorm) and Stop 1011 (Blue Route; Hawkeye Interdorm). The closest Iowa City bus stop is at Clinton St. and Jefferson St. (North Dodge Route).  

Download the Transit app for CAMBUS, Iowa City, & Coralville bus schedules, maps, & real-time locations.

Download the Transit app

Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty

We're grateful to the University of Iowa Native American Council for creating the UI's Acknowledgement of Land and Sovereignty. To learn more about land acknowledgements and to view the UI's current acknowledgement, please visit the NAC website.

COVID Prevention

As we re-open to events, the Obermann Center will be following the University of Iowa requirements for in-person events. Visitors to the Obermann Center are encouraged to follow UI COVID Prevention Guidelines. As a UI unit, we cannot require masks, but please know that we welcome them. Visit Johnson County's Coronavirus Information Hub for current COVID community levels and resources. 

In case of medical emergency:

There is an automated external defibrillator (AED) mounted on the wall in the first-floor restroom anyone may use to help those experiencing cardiac arrest. Learn more about AEDs. There is also a first-aid kit in the kitchen cabinet above the electric hot water kettle.

In case of emergency, call 911.

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Events Resource Guide

We often consult and refer others to the Accessible & Inclusive Events Resource Guide created by the University of Michigan's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for general information about planning accessible and inclusive events and meetings.

View the guide