8:30–9:30 a.m.


Welcome to Iowa State University! Choose an arrival time to meet your needs. Plan to arrive by 8:45 a.m. if you’d like to attend the Financial Aid Overview session. 

Oak Room, Memorial Union

9:00–9:45 a.m. 

Financial Aid Overview

Learn the basic information needed to obtain financial aid at Iowa State. Topics include how to apply for financial aid, types of financial aid available, steps required to obtain financial aid as well as policies that may impact you.

Room 3560, Memorial Union

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Information Fair

Come and browse! Connect with various departments to explore campus resources and services. Light  refreshments will be served.

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Welcome and Information Session

During this required session, students and guests learn about academic support, campus housing, meal plan options, AccessPlus, safety, paying your university bill, and more.

Great Hall, Memorial Union

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  

College Meetings

At this required session, experience a welcome to your academic college, learn about resources and  engage with your college community. You’ll also receive details about your academic advising appointment.

Agriculture and Life Sciences (Sun Room, Memorial Union)

Ivy College of Business (Room 3560, Memorial Union)

Design (Room 3512, Memorial Union)

Engineering (Room 3580, Memorial Union)

Human Sciences (Cardinal Room, Memorial Union)

Liberal Arts and Sciences (Great Hall, Memorial Union)

Various locations

12:00–1:00 p.m.

Munch & Mingle

We invite you to purchase lunch in the Memorial Union Food Court and join Cyclone Aides in the Campanile Room to relax, have questions answered, and get to know other future Cyclones.

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

1:00–5:00 p.m.

Advising Appointment and Course Registration

Students must attend the required college meeting in order to receive an advising appointment. Meet with an advisor, plan your schedule, and register for classes.

Various locations

2:10–3:00 p.m.
3:10–4:00 p.m.

Campus Tour

Use the north exit of the Memorial Union to join a Cyclone Aide for a guided tour of Iowa State.

Fountain of the Four Seasons, Memorial Union

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Walk-in Advising

Many of your financial aid questions will be answered during the Financial Aid Overview session. If you have specific questions about your aid, meet with a financial aid advisor at this time. 

0210 Beardshear Hall

8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


Bring a government issued photo ID to get your ISUCard. We recommend obtaining your ISUCard before 2:00 p.m., but the office is open until 5:00 p.m. Allow 30 minutes to receive your ISUCard.

0530 Beardshear Hall

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Veteran Walk-In Service

Join us for an introduction to Veterans Center services for all military-affiliated students. A Veteran Affairs Certification Official will be available to answer your GI Bill related questions.

Veterans Center, 3540 Memorial Union