The summer months are just beginning, but at Iowa Lakes is already anticipating the arrival of students in the fall.
Orientation days are scheduled on the Emmetsburg, Estherville, and Spencer campuses during June and July. The days are specialized to the specific program which students have applied for.
Orientation days are created for new, incoming stuents who will begin classes in the Fall 2013 semester. The Emmetsburg and Estherville orientation days last from 9:45 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. The Spencer orientation day will begin at 9:45 a.m. and will wrap up by approximately 1 p.m. Students are encouraged to stay for the entire day. If a student needs to take a placement test, or wishes to re-test for better scores, they are asked to arrive at 8 a.m.
For those who are starting in the summer term, but would still like to attend orientation, feel free to call the admissions office at 1-800-521-5054 and request an invitation, because, "If you have not attended Iowa Lakes in the past, this is a day designed for you," said Molly Struve, Admissions Counselor.
The day includes sessions that provide information about all of the student services offered at Iowa Lakes, for example: housing, athletics, band/choir, tutoring, and academic counseling. There is also a session on financial aid with individuals present to answer questions. After lunch, students will meet with their academic advisor to schedule classes for the fall semester.
Struve stated, "Students will leave orientation day with a large amount of information about Iowa Lakes and with a class schedule in their hand.”
The orientation days are held from June 10-June 20, with make-up days being held on July 24 and July 25.
“The date a student attends is based on which program they plan to enroll in. Check our website or call our admissions office for the detailed schedule of days.”
Also, "Students are encouraged to RSVP for Orientation at www.iowalakes.edu/admissions then click the Orientation & Registration Day link on the left side of the page,” said Struve. “You can also RSVP by sending back the postcard that was included in mailed invites. Parents are more than welcome to attend as well."
For questions or more information, contact Molly Struve at 712-362-7919, or visit www.iowalakes.edu/admissions to view the 2013 Orientation/ Registration Dates for the Emmetsburg, Estherville and Spencer campuses.