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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New student orientation programs revised

The Office of Admissions has revised some aspects of the new student Orientation programs scheduled to occur this summer. Three programs in June had to be canceled in the early stages and immediate aftermath of the flooding. In addition, the Iowa Memorial Union remains closed due to water damage, and programs have been relocated to other buildings on campus.

As a result:
  • All future two-day programs for first-year students have been redesigned as one-day programs, and refund checks will be mailed to individuals who had reservations for the Hawkeye Dinner and overnight stays in Stanley Residence Hall.
  • Transfer student programs through August 22 will occur as scheduled, but in alternate locations as indicated on our web site and in correspondence to students.
  • Locations for August programs are still to be determined, but the programs will take place as scheduled.
  • All new graduate, professional, and undergraduate students expected to arrive for the fall 2008 semester were sent a message from UI President Sally Mason via e-mail. Classes will begin August 25, as scheduled.
All students registered for affected programs are being (or will be) notified of changes as soon as possible by phone, e-mail, and/or letter. In addition, Admissions has a special web site at, to publish the revised program arrival and parking information. Questions should be addressed to the office at 800-553-IOWA.