Acclimation, the good climate change


OnIowa, in its fifth year, has helped incoming freshmen become acclimated to college life.

The goal of the program is to be an introduction for freshmen to the UI, giving them the opportunity to connect with other students and familiarize themselves with the workings of the campus, both in and out of class.

OnIowa Director Kathryn Sojka said the program, which will run from Aug. 20-24 this year, is the second part of Orientation.

“Our goal is to help the students start finding their fit and finding the resources they need to be successful here,” she said.

One of the great things about OnIowa, Sojka said, is that it introduces students to campus life before the first day of classes.

Although the official first date for OnIowa is Aug. 20, there will be optional social events on Aug. 18-19, including a comic-book workshop and a pickup basketball game at the Field House.

“By attending them, you become more comfortable with your first-year experience and what to expect, and it will just make the transition easier,” Sojka said.

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