Coe invites visitors to campus for Iowa Private College Week "Student Takeover," Aug. 5-9

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2013-07-15 09:19:19 - General

Members of the Coe College community invite prospective students and their families to visit campus during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW), Aug. 5-9. In a unique twist, all IPCW tours and activities at Coe will be entirely planned and presented by current students. This "Student Takeover" event will have tours and information sessions available beginning at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. Each session departs from the Phifer Commons in Gage Memorial Union.

"It wasn't long ago that my family was making college visits during IPCW," said Hailley Fargo, student co-coordinator for the event. "Having a completely student-led program will allow us to showcase what my fellow students and I love most about our Coe experience in a way we haven't before."

Sponsored statewide by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 2013 marks the 15th year for the annual campus visit program, held at 26 participating non-profit private colleges and universities.

After each 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 52 bookstore vouchers valued at $500 each.

In addition, during the week of the event a partnership with Casey's General Stores will offer families who present a valid IPCW passport a 5-cent per gallon discount on gasoline 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