Explore Workday/AccessPlus

Workday and AccessPlus are your secure and personalized online resources for accessing your important and confidential university information and web applications. If you are a summer entry student, you will use AccessPlus for these steps until Fall semester begins.

  • Verify ISU Alert information.
  • Update emergency contact information and third-party permissions.
  • Check your mailing address for accuracy.
  • 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 and return all the required forms.
  • View mandatory health requirements on the Thielen Student Health Center website and submit your records.

Submit all final transcripts

First-year students: Request your high school submit an official copy of your final transcript to the Office of Admissions. If you’ve attempted any college credits while in high school, you must also request that the college(s) send us an official transcript.

Transfer students: Request your previous college(s) submit an official copy of your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

View your housing and dining details in StarRez portal

  • Look over move-in details and make a packing list.
    • Contact your roommate to coordinate who will bring what shared items.

 Star Rez portal

Parking information

Register for Parking permit, if applicable.

ISU Parking

Access your book list to purchase textbooks and educational materials

Prepare for your first day of class with textbooks and technology at the ISU Book Store in the Memorial Union. Explore your required textbook list and discover the ease of the Immediate Access program to ensure a successful first day of class. Find your required computer at TechCyte with the Major Success program, including your free Microsoft Office 365.

Complete Cyclone 101

Engage in transition learning modules in Canvas to prepare yourself for life as a Cyclone.

Download and explore helpful apps

There are many apps to help you stay informed and gain access to resources across campus. A few of these apps are:

  • GET
  • Iowa State Guides
  • Iowa State Safe
  • MyState
  • Navigate

Register for and make plans to attend Destination Iowa State

This once-in-a-lifetime, team-based student-only event helps students navigate campus, connect with other new students, and have a lot of fun while preparing for the first day of class.

Learn more and register: Destination Iowa State

Fill out evaluations

We appreciate your feedback on our orientation programs.

Review and refer to publications and presentations

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