WRITER: SARAH AMRHEIN
CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 16, 2002
'Alumni at Last' event offers one-stop services for grads
Graduating students can not only buy caps and gowns at the "Alumni
at Last" celebration Monday, April 29 at the Iowa Memorial Union, but
can take advantage of many other services to prepare for commencement and
"Alumni at Last," sponsored by the University of Iowa Alumni Association
(UIAA) in cooperation with the University of Iowa Book Store (UIBS), will
be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Landmark Lobby of the IMU.
The commencement unit of the UI Registrar's Office will be there to answer
questions about commencement ceremonies, offer tips on what to wear and provide
times for the 10 graduation ceremonies across the university. The UI Career
Center will also be there to answer any questions about job placement and
The UIBS will be selling caps and gowns, along with rings, diploma frames
and graduation announcements. In addition to those services, Jostens will
take senior pictures and Graduate Admissions will also be at the event to
answer last-minute questions.
The first 500 seniors through the door who present their Alumni At Last
postcard will receive a free gift from the UIAA and a voucher for a free tassel.
The UIAA will also be offering Alumni Association memberships at a discount
price and information on Alumni Career Services, volunteer opportunities and
Iowa Clubs located across the United States.
Although invitations have been sent to more than 3,000 students, any student
who is graduating is welcome to attend.
For additional information contact Cindy Meis, assistant director of programs
for the UIAA, at (319) 335-3854.