Coe invites visitors to campus for Iowa Private College Week

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

2016-07-18 09:13:53 - General

Event will highlight Cedar Rapids location for prospective students

Prospective students and parents who visit the Coe campus during Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) Aug. 1-5 will learn about everything the college and the Cedar Rapids area have to offer. In addition, visitors will be eligible to receive special Cedar Rapids prize packages that will be given away each session during the weeklong event. Each prize package is filled with gift certificates, coupons and vouchers from nearly 30 metro businesses and organizations.

The event will feature tours and information sessions available beginning at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. Each session departs from Phifer Commons in Gage Memorial Union. Along with highlighting the opportunities available for students on the Coe campus, participants will learn about the distinctive cultural, recreational, internship and career opportunities in the Creative Corridor.

"Iowa Private College Week provides a great opportunity for students to visit Cedar Rapids and see Coe for themselves,” said Director of Recruitment Josh Kite. "We are eager to share with our guests everything that we have to offer on our campus and highlight what makes Cedar Rapids the perfect college town."

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

Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe's vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.

About Iowa Private College Week

Sponsored statewide by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, 2016 marks the 18th year for the annual campus visit program, held at 25 participating non-profit private colleges and universities. Campus tours help students learn about strong academics, high graduation and job placement rates, and financial aid that makes private colleges an affordable and great option.

During the week, Casey's General Stores provides 5-cent per gallon fuel discount coupons at each of the campus sites to help defray travel costs. In addition, students who visit at least three campuses and mail in an entry form are entered in a drawing for one of up to 50 bookstore vouchers valued at $500 each.