Alexander-Dickman Hall, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa
FAYETTE, Iowa (August 19, 2013) – It's hard to believe, but soon college students will be making that trek to campus. Some will be starting their college career, and some will be heading back after summer break. Classes get under way at Upper Iowa University's residential campus, 19 educational centers nationwide and for its online program on Monday, August 26.
On the UIU Fayette campus, first-year students kick off the new chapter in their lives with the matriculation convocation at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 23. The ceremony includes a chance to meet the deans from each School, faculty and faculty administration. A welcome dinner will be held at the Student Center followed by a farewell to the family event.
Throughout the welcome weekend, Fayette students will be moving into residence halls and off-campus locations and attending a variety of activities on campus, including a special event at Harms-Eischeid Stadium, obstacle course activity, campus cookout, "Wild Peacock Chase" scavenger hunt and traditional rock-signing event. The weekend culminates in an all-University picnic on the South Village lawn at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25.
"We're looking forward to embarking on a new school year," said UIU President William R. Duffy II, Ed.D., Ed.S. "As with every year, there are new people to see and get to know; we hope that new students and current students alike will take the time to experience everything that Upper Iowa has to offer."
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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