The parents and families of Upper Iowa University play an important role in their student’s education. Your awareness of Upper Iowa and your emotional support is very important to their success. This page will collect information and resources that may be helpful to you as students’ family members. Resources will be added periodically.
Celebrate with us at Family Weekend - October 23 to October 25, 2015
See last year's schedule here.
Upper Iowa has developed a system to alert the University community to any emergencies, such as severe weather or other threatening event. We communicate via phone, text and e-mail. Please encourage your student to participate in the program by providing us with their contact information. If you would like to be included in those alerts, your student may list your contact information as well by going to myUIU. If you have questions, please contact Louise K. Stivers-Scott, dean of student development or call 563-425-5214.
Hovering or Helping
“Helicopter Parents” is the phrase that’s been developed to describe parents who become too involved in making their student’s decision about college. Our students need our support, but they also need to grow into independent decision-makers. How much is too much?” Here’s information and a quiz that may help you know.
Fayette Campus Resources
- Campus Link is the Upper Iowa-Fayette newsletter, published periodically to help inform parents and families.
- The For Your Information for Families is also published for families of students on the Fayette campus.
- The Freshman Family Calendar is available for families of Fayette UIU students.