Each full OAR day will offer a program for parents/families and a program for students. The programs begin together and then divide mid-morning to allow parents/families and students to explore different aspects of Upper Iowa University. The Transfer OAR Day is a half-day program for transfer students only. A confirmation reminder of your selected OAR day will be sent out two weeks prior to your arrival.
What is the schedule of an OAR day like?
An OAR Day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Please click here for a sample schedule.
Scheduled OAR Days for Freshmen and Transfer Students:
- Monday, June 10, 2013
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
- Monday, July 15, 2013 – transfer students only – morning schedule
- Friday, August 23, 2013 – final OAR Day before classes begin
What do I need to bring?
Photo ID card & Social Security Card.
These items are necessary for students who are awarded work-study.
Student Development Forms.
Please bring your completed forms with you on your scheduled OAR Day. Forms can be downloaded below. Questions regarding the forms can be directed to the Office of Student Development. Please email Kari Solheim at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (563) 425-5215.
Residence Hall Students: Housing Reservation Form & Contract
Off-Campus Students:Off-Campus Request Form
Medical History Form & Immunization Record (a photocopy of the student's immunization record is acceptable)
Parking Permit Registration
Student Athlete forms.
For those participating in UIU Athletics, please bring your completed forms with you on your scheduled OAR Day.
Bring your questions.
You may want to write them down. Your OAR day is a great day to have all your questions answered!
You will confirm financial aid paper work and packages.
Please expect to meet new people as the sessions are interactive.
Expect to be actively engaged in discussion as opposed to passively listening to speakers.
Students choosing to live in a residence hall will see a sample residence hall room. However, you will not be able to see your assigned room. Please click here to view the complete move-in checklist.
What should I wear?
Dress in comfortable clothing as programs will be offered across campus and there will be walking between sites and be prepared for the weather! You may want to bring an umbrella and dress in layers. Please note that your photo will be taken for your student ID card on the day of Orientation.
You will take academic assessments in Math, English & Writing. Note: Students must submit disability documentation if requesting testing accommodations. Please click here to view the Placement Assessment Sample & Rules.
May I bring my siblings?
Upper Iowa University is a family-friendly university with family values. You may bring siblings; however, the programs planned are geared towards the student and their parent/guardian.
I have questions, what do I do?
To obtain answers to questions about the OAR Day or anything else related to Upper Iowa University, please call the Admissions Office at 800-553-4150, ext. [1+1], or e-mail us at email@example.com.