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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: Jan. 29, 2001

UI hosts pre-enrollment programs for Waterloo/Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids area seniors

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Waterloo, Cedar Falls and surrounding area high school seniors 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 parents are invited to attend.

The program starts with registration and a reception at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Holiday Inn-Convention Center, 205 West 4th Street in Waterloo.

A similar program starts with registration and a reception at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Collins Plaza Hotel, 1200 Collins Road NE, in Cedar Rapids.

"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 panel as well as informally afterwards.

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