Explore AccessPlus

AccessPlus is your secure and personalized online resource for accessing your important and confidential university information and web applications.

  • Verify ISU Alert information.
  • Add Emergency Contact information.
  • Select a meal plan with ISU Dining, if you have not already done so.
  • Check your mailing address for accuracy.
  • View move-in details. Plan to move into your residence hall room before Destination Iowa State begins.
  • Ask parents, family, and friends to contribute to your educational expenses by purchasing an educational gift certificate. More information can be found on AccessPlus.
  • Review your class schedule for accuracy and room locations after August 1 (if beginning Iowa State in the fall) or January 1 (if beginning Iowa State in the spring)
  • Watch for university billing statement after August 1(if beginning Iowa State in the fall) or January 1 (if beginning Iowa State in the spring). A message will be sent to your Iowa State email address notifying you that your bill is available.
  • Verify your financial aid status.
  • Return all the required forms.
  • Your first U-Bill payment is due August 20 (if beginning Iowa State in the fall) or January 20 (if beginning Iowa State in the spring)
  • Submit your immunizations online by following the instructions on the Student Health Center menu of the Student Tab.


Access your book list to purchase textbooks and educational materials

Visit the Iowa State University Book Store online to access your book list the day after you register for classes. You can purchase textbooks and find any technology or other educational materials on their website for purchase. Pick up a Cyclone shirt while you're there!

Book list

Complete required trainings in Canvas

After July 1, log into Canvas to complete required learning opportunities. Trainings include AlcoholEdu, Cyclone CashCourse, Free Speech, Mental Health – Kognito, and Sexual Assault Prevention. Some trainings may be available to you later. 

Fill out evaluation

We appreciate your feedback for our orientation programs.

Review and refer to publications and presentations

These pieces cover resources, answer frequently asked questions, and will help you transition to Iowa State.