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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 11, 2003

Registration Underway For UI Family Weekend

Photo: A University of Iowa family enjoys the 2002 Family Weekend.

The University of Iowa Alumni Association and Student Alumni Ambassadors invites parents and family members to "Experience the Hawkeye Tradition" during Family Weekend 2003, Oct. 24-26 on the UI campus.

Registration is now underway for Family Weekend; the registration deadline is Sept. 29. Featuring the Iowa/Penn State football game on Oct. 25, family members start the weekend on Friday, Oct. 24 with classroom visits and lunch at the remodeled Hillcrest Residence Hall Market Place.

On Saturday, Oct. 25 a tailgate party will be held in the Field House North Gym (east of Kinnick Stadium) three hours prior to the Hawkeye football game at Kinnick Stadium (kickoff time to be announced). Sponsored by the Parents Association, the tailgate includes food, music, a visit from Herky and the UI cheerleaders.

Back by popular demand, a Casino Night and Auction will be held Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Iowa Memorial Union. Family Weekend attendees can participate in a variety of games and an auction of Hawkeye memorabilia.

The weekend will end with the traditional Black and Gold breakfast buffet at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Iowa City at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26.

Family Weekend is coordinated by the UI Alumni Association and STAT (Students Today Alumni Tomorrow) Ambassadors, who are student representatives striving to be leaders and companions to fellow students, their families, alumni and the Iowa City community

For a full schedule of events and more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at 319-335-3294 or see

STORY SOURCE: University News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,