A whirlwind of activity stretched across Upper Iowa University’s (UIU) Fayette Campus this past weekend as students returned for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. On Friday, Aug. 19, a mass of volunteers welcomed new students to Fayette and helped them move into their residence halls. Three days of events, orientation, and entertainment followed, dubbed the Peacock Experience.
From the official welcome by UIU administrators and faculty on Friday to an All-University Picnic and Fun Fair on Sunday, the emphasis of each event was to help provide the initiative to meet new people and more easily adapt to campus life. Classes officially began on UIU’s Fayette Campus, each of its 25 U.S. education centers, Malaysia and Hong Kong locations, and online Monday, Aug. 22