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Aug. 17, 2007

Graduate College Welcomes New Graduate Students Aug. 22

The University of Iowa Graduate College invites all first-year graduate students to the Fall 2007 New Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation, to be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Iowa Memorial Union.

An information fair from 3 to 4:40 p.m. in the Main Lounge will showcase student services offices, UI student organizations and many resources in the Iowa City and Coralville communities.

During the information fair, representatives from the UI billing office, student insurance, payroll, family services and the UI libraries will present additional information sessions in the Second Floor Ballroom, South Room and Iowa Room. Students will have ample time to attend sessions and visit the booths.

The Graduate College is hosting a welcome reception for students starting at 4:45 p.m. in the Second Floor Ballroom. Associate Provost and Graduate College Dean John Keller, new UI President Sally Mason and Graduate Student Senate President Michael Ridge will greet the students.

A reception of light hors d'oeuvres will follow, sponsored in part by The University of Iowa Community Credit Union. Students are invited to socialize with new colleagues, UI administrators and Graduate College staff.

For more information about the event, including a schedule of the information sessions, visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

CONTACTS: Jennifer Masada, Graduate College, 319-335-2815,; Nicole Riehl, UI News Services, 319-384-0070,