Students introduced to 'Peacock Experience'

Peacock Experience

(From left) Juniors Abby Huhe, Cresco, Iowa, and Brittany Cullen, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were among the Upper Iowa University volunteers helping new students move into their residence halls at Fayette Campus on Wednesday, August 23. Both Huhe and Cullem are elementary education majors at UIU.

FAYETTE, Iowa (August 24, 2017) – A whirlwind of activity stretched across Upper Iowa University’s (UIU) Fayette Campus Wednesday, August 23, as students returned for the start of the 2017-18 school year. A mass of volunteers welcomed new students to Fayette and helped them move into their residence halls. Dubbed the Peacock Experience, five days of special events, orientation, and entertainment are held before classes officially began on UIU’s Fayette Campus, each of its 25 U.S. education centers, Malaysia and Hong Kong locations, and online Monday, August 28.

 Additional Peacock Experience photos can be viewed on UIU’s Facebook and Flickr sites.

About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit

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