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July 19, 2010
UD Welcomes Students and Families During Iowa Private College Week

From August 2 - 6, Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) - sponsored by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) - provides prospective students and their families a coordinated week-long opportunity to visit 28 non-profit, private college campuses. The annual event, now in its 12th year, offers campus tours and informational meetings specifically designed to assist students in evaluating their needs and goals for their higher education experience. The IPCW passport has special significance this year. In addition to contributing to a student's eligibility for one of the 56 $500 bookstore vouchers being offered, the passport is used for a first time partnership with Casey's General Stores in a five cents per gallon reduction in gasoline purchases for families making campus visits during the week.

As part of Iowa Private College Week 2010, the University of Dubuque will hold Preview Day activities each day at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. UD, like other participating Iowa Private Colleges and Universities, will offer campus tours, information sessions on academic programs, college admissions and financial planning, lunch, and opportunities to meet with athletic coaches.

Iowa's private colleges and universities are a diverse collective of 28 independent institutions that offer students the choice of enriching, individualized educational experiences, both academically and socially. Located in cities and towns that span the state, Iowa's private colleges educate more than 50,000 people annually. Combined, they offer 148 undergraduate degree programs and an expansive selection of extra-curricular activities and work-study/internship opportunities. Iowa's private college campuses are safe, stimulating, participatory communities, with an average student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1. These 28 schools are represented by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Des Moines. For more information about Iowa's private colleges, go to the Web site http://www.thinkindependently.com/.