Welcome to Iowa State University! We look forward to your Cyclone experience that begins at orientation.

Accept your offer of admission

After you have accepted your offer of admission to Iowa State University, your next step to becoming a Cyclone is completing orientation. Information about your orientation experience will be sent to both your assigned Iowa State email address and the email address you used to apply for admission to Iowa State.

Accept your offer of admission

Orientation registration will become available to you depending on which term you are entering.

Spring Entry Late October
Summer Entry Late February
Fall Entry

Late February

Accessing your online orientation

  1. Click on the link found in your orientation details email.
  2. Your orientation can be completed on a computer or mobile device with internet access.
  3. It is only after the completion of your orientation that you will be able to register for your first semester of classes at Iowa State.
  4. Online orientation is asynchronous. We recommend setting aside 3-4 hours to complete this learning opportunity. Need a break? No problem! Online orientation saves your place for you. 

After orientation

Please keep in mind, much of the content of orientation is specific to your area of study. If you change your major after you complete orientation, you may need to make different arrangements. Please contact New Student Programs so we can help you.

Email New Student Programs

Welcome to Iowa State University! We look forward to your adventure that begins at orientation.