July 12, 2006 See photos from this week's event
Morningside College is one of 29 Iowa private colleges and universities taking part in Iowa Private College Week (IPCW), scheduled to take place Monday through Friday, August 7 through August 11. The annual event, now in its eighth year, provides college-bound students and their families the opportunity to visit up to 10 colleges in a single week.
Organized campus visits will begin on campus at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day. Visits at Morningside will begin in the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center, 1601 Morningside Avenue.
Students will receive a passport for collecting campus visit stamps at their first IPCW visit. With three or more stamps, any participating private Iowa college or university will waive the college application fee. Students are allowed to collect up to two passport stamps per day.
“Iowa Private College Week is a great opportunity for students and parents to establish a set of criteria for their college search. Taking advantage of the week-long event gives a student exposure to a good number of excellent college choices here in Iowa,” said Joel Weyand, Morningside’s director of admissions.
Activities include campus tours, faculty fairs, and free informational sessions where students can meet current students and faculty members, learn about academic programs, and speak with financial aid advisors.
Students can register for Iowa Private College week here or at the IAICU website, or by calling the Morningside College Admissions department at 1-800-831-0806, ext. 5111.
Iowa Private College Week is sponsored by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU). The event draws hundreds of college-seeking students from Iowa and the surrounding states.
Aside from Morningside, other participating colleges and universities include: AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Allen College in Waterloo, Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Central College in Pella, Clarke College in Dubuque, Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Dordt College in Sioux Center, Drake University in Des Moines, Graceland University in Lamoni, Grand View College in Des Moines, Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Loras College in Dubuque, Luther College in Decorah, Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Northwestern College in Orange City, St. Ambrose University in Davenport, St. Luke’s College in Sioux City, Simpson College in Indianola, University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Waldorf College in Forest City, Wartburg College in Waverly, and William Penn University in Oskaloosa.
For more information about Iowa Private College Week, call 1-800-397-8970, or visit www.ThinkIndependently.com.