Adventure ahead

Take the next step in your transition to Cyclone life.

New opportunities

Discover all that Iowa State has to offer at Destination Iowa State. Take the next step in your transition to Cyclone life.

This action-packed event takes place prior to the start of classes and provides you with an opportunity to:

  • Make connections
    • Team up with fellow new students and learn together. Journey through Iowa State with your Team Leader, an experienced upper-class student.
  • Explore campus
    • Travel throughout campus and discover your new favorite café, study nook, or hammock spot.
  • Prep for classes
    • Find your classrooms, learn about technology, and set your mind toward academic success.
  • Experience traditions
    • Create Hilton Magic, find Lancelot and Elaine, and meet Cy.
  • Be well. Be safe. Be resourceful.
    • Discover resources and plan for ways to keep you and your fellow Cyclones safe and well.
  • Join Cyclone Nation
    • Become a part of the Iowa State community and take advantage of the Cyclone Nation network.

Friday, January 13, 2023

9:00 a.m. 


Join other new Cyclones and our Cyclone Aide student leaders to pick up your exclusive Iowa State gear and prepare for adventures of the day. Even more prizes are up for grabs with our Iowa State Trivia pre-show.

Sun Room, Memorial Union

9:30 a.m.


Let DIS begin! Adam Carroll starts the show with advice on making the most of your time at Iowa State. Hear from Cyclone Aides to prepare you for the weeks ahead with updates and announcements, meet other new students during small group sessions, and experience campus through our Clone Quest scavenger hunt.

Sun Room, Memorial Union

12:00 p.m.   


Complete your morning with a taste of Iowa State. Join us for a free lunch to relax, meet Cyclone Aides, and experience a delicious meal in one of our dining centers courtesy of ISU Dining.

ISU Dining Centers
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Meet Up at the Memorial Union

It’s Friday, so let’s have some fun! Join us for a two-hour exploration of events in the Memorial Union including CyBowl and Billiards, creating a one-of-a-kind craft in The Workspace, and trying your luck at winning fabulous prizes in Bingo all hosted by Memorial Union Student Engagement.

Be sure to stop by the Iowa State Book Store for DIS-exclusive specials, join ISU Dining outside of the MU Market & Café for free afternoon treats, and pick up your ISUCard from Beardshear Hall!

Memorial Union