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All You Need To Know About OAR Days

What is the schedule of an OAR Day like?

An OAR day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Please click here to view a sample schedule.

What do I need to bring to OAR Day?

  • Photo ID card and Social Security Card
  • Completed forms
  • Questions. You may want to write them down. Your OAR day is a great day to have all of your questions answered.

What is the dress code?

Dress in comfortable clothing as programs will be offered across campus and there will be walking between sites and be prepared for the weather! You may want to bring an umbrella and dress in layers. Please note that your photo will be taken for your student ID card on the day of Orientation.

Can my siblings attend?

Upper Iowa University is a family-friendly university with family values. You may bring siblings; however, the programs planned are geared towards the student and their parent/guardian.

Does testing occur on OAR Day?

Yes, you will take academic assessments in Math, English & Writing. Note: If you require accommodations for the math & English course academic assessment (which will be taken during the OAR Day), proper documentation is required prior to the scheduled OAR Day.  Please forward the documentation to:  Student Achievement Counselor, Upper Iowa University, PO Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142-1857.  If you have questions regarding assessment accommodations, please contact Vickie Houser, Student Achievement Counselor, at (563) 425-5494 or

Please click here to view the Placement Assessment Sample & Rules.

How do I pay my orientation fee?

The $35 orientation fee is applied to the student's account in August.

I have questions. Who can I contact?

If you have questions regarding OAR Day or anything else related to Upper Iowa University, please call the Admissions Office at 800-553-4150, ext. [1+1], or e-mail us at


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Last Updated 3/14/14