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CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: melvin-shaw@uiowa.edu

Release: Feb. 19, 2001

UI hosts pre-enrollment program for seniors in Mason City area

IOWA CITY -- High school seniors in Mason City and the surrounding area who are planning to attend the University of Iowa in the fall are invited to learn more about their transition to the campus in Iowa City at "Next Step, Iowa 2001," hosted by the UI Office of Admissions. Students and their parents are invited to attend.

The program starts with registration and a reception at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at The Hanford Inn, Hwy 18 West in Mason City.

"Next Step, Iowa 2001" features a 7 p.m. showing of the Iowa Experience, a multimedia video about student life and services at the UI followed by information on housing, financial aid, career services, internships, academic advising, orientation and course registration. Current UI students and staff will be available to answer questions during a question-and-answer session as well as informally afterwards.

The program is free; however, participants should RSVP by calling 1(800) 553-IOWA or (319) 335-1569.