Coe invites prospective students to campus for Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 6-10

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or

2012-07-18 13:11:40 - General

Coe College will host hundreds of prospective students and their families during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW), Aug. 6-10. Tours and information sessions will be available beginning at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. Each session departs from the lobby of Stewart Memorial Library.

Sponsored statewide by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 2012 marks the 14th year for the annual campus visit program, held at 28 participating non-profit private colleges and universities. Organizers at Coe say the sessions are a good way for students and their families to explore what is most important to them about a future college and how Coe fits their goals.

After each campus visit, students will receive a stamp in an IPCW passport. With three or more stamps (limit two per day), students will be eligible for a drawing for one of 56 bookstore vouchers valued at $500 each to be awarded statewide. Each participating college will award two $500 bookstore vouchers to students who visit during IPCW, complete the required three or more passport stamps, and then apply, are accepted, and enroll.

A partnership with Casey’s General Stores will offer families who present a valid IPCW passport with a 5-cent per gallon discount on gasoline during the week, on purchases of up to 30 gallons per day.

For more information about tours and information sessions at Coe College during Iowa Private College week, call the Coe Admission Office at (319) 399-8500 or toll free (877) - CALL - COE. Students may also pre-register for the event online at