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OAR days for incoming students in Fall of 2024 will be offered in person and in a virtual format.  Students who choose a virtual visit will be assigned a 30 minute session with our student accounts and financial aid teams along with a one-hour advising session with a faculty advisor to register for courses.

Information regarding academic preparedness, residence/student life, information technology and other items related to your first year are available by clicking the following link:

Be sure to bring all of your incoming student forms with you to your OAR Day

Frequently Asked OAR Day Questions

What is the schedule of an OAR Day like?

An OAR day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. View a sample schedule. 

What do I need to bring to OAR Day?

  • Photo ID card and Social Security Card 
  • Completed forms
  • Questions. You may want to write them down. Your OAR day is a great day to have all of your questions answered. 

What is the dress code?

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. 

Can my siblings attend?

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. 

How do I pay my orientation fee?

The $75 orientation fee is applied to the student’s account in August. The fee covers all meals and activities for the OAR day as well as the Peacock Experience program prior to the start of classes. 

I have additional questions. Who can I contact?

If you have questions regarding 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 protected]. 


Attention Commuter Students

As a commuter student, we hope you will get involved and take advantage of our Commuter Services.