8:15–9:30 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
Connect with various departments to explore campus resources and services.

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Welcome and Information Session
During this required session, you will learn about campus resources and explore activities that will prepare you for success as an Iowa Stater.

South Ballroom, Memorial Union

11:00 a.m.–noon

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 (Campanile Room, Memorial Union)
  • Design (Cardinal Room, Memorial Union)
  • Engineering (Room 3580, Memorial Union)
  • Human Sciences (Room 3560, Memorial Union)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (Great Hall, Memorial Union)
Various locations
Noon–1:00 p.m.

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

Location provided at check-in
Noon–1:00 p.m.

Military-Affiliated Student Welcome Lunch
The Military-Affiliated Student Center (MASC) welcomes military-affiliated students and their guests to attend a lunch and presentation covering MASC support and resources. The MASC will provide an educational benefits Q&A.

Reservations encouraged

Room 3512, Memorial Union

1:00–5:00 p.m.

Academic Advising Appointment and Course Registration
Meet with an advisor, plan your schedule, and register for classes. Students must attend required college meeting to receive advising appointment details.

Various locations

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 4:00 p.m. Allow 30 minutes to receive your ISUCard. Save some time by sending your photo at least two business days before attending orientation.

ISUCard Office

0530 Beardshear Hall

2:10–3:00 p.m.
3:10–4:00 p.m.

Campus Tour
Meet in the Campanile Room to join a Cyclone Aide for a fifty-minute guided walking tour of Iowa State beginning at 2:10 p.m. or 3:10 p.m.

Campanile Room, Memorial Union

8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Drop-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

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Military-Affiliated Student Center Drop-in
Unable to attend the Military-Affiliated Student Welcome Lunch? Visit the MASC to ask questions and learn more about their services.

Military-Affiliated Student Student Center, 5600 Memorial Union
1:00–4:30 p.m.

Visit the Transfer Center
Make connections and learn about transfer student resources. Current students and Transfer Center staff are excited to welcome you and support your transfer experience. Snacks provided.

Room 12, Enrollment Services Center