April 7, 2023 – Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events
Time Event Location More information
8:00–9:00 a.m. Check in Scheman Building After checking in, you will be guided to Hilton Coliseum for the welcome program.
9:00–10:00 a.m. Welcome Hilton Coliseum Experience Hilton Magic as we welcome you to Iowa State.
10:00–11:00 a.m. Campus Connections Fair Scheman Building Chat with a variety of student support services booths.
10:00–11:00 a.m. Campus Connections Sessions (Optional) Scheman Building Several of our student support services will be offering short breakout sessions during this time.
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Residence Hall Open House Campus locations Check out on-campus residence hall options and learn about living on campus.
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Campus Walking Tour Campus locations Campus walking tours will be offered at each session time.
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Complimentary Lunch Campus locations Enjoy complimentary lunch on campus.
11:00–11:50 a.m. Session 1 Campus locations Find a session below to match your interests.
12:05–12:55 p.m. Session 2 Campus locations Find a session below to match your interests.
1:10–2:00 p.m. Session 3 Campus locations Find a session below to match your interests.
2:15–3:05 p.m. Session 4 Campus locations Find a session below to match your interests.
3:20–4:10 p.m. Session 5 Campus locations Find a session below to match your interests.
3:00–4:30 p.m. Check Out Scheman Building Stop by to get any final questions answered and grab some ISU swag.

Session details

The Admitted Student Day guide includes a full schedule and short descriptions of programming offered during each session.

Session programming

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Combine and Create Your Major in Agriculture and Life Sciences

You really enjoy science classes or find human, plant and animal life fascinating. But how does that translate to a major in college? Learn how you can combine your interests into a unique major that opens a path to a dream career.

Explore the Environment and Sustainability

Ask our panel of current students and faculty how they are tackling environmental and sustainability issues from a variety of perspectives.

Explore Machinery and Technology Facilities

Learn how you can merge your interests in machinery and technology by visiting the facilities needed to solve the industrial and agricultural system problems of the world.

Life as a CALS Student

Being a CALS student means being able to explore old and new interests through our opportunities. Ask our panel of current students how they discovered their path to success as a CALS student.

Microbiology - the "Swiss Army Knife of Majors"

Whether you have interests in plant or animal health, food safety, or infectious diseases, see how a major in microbiology might be your ticket to an impactful career through lab tours. Do research or obtain excellent preparation for medical school or vet school, career possibilities are endless.

Opportunities in Agronomy

Learn about the agronomy major including curriculum, scholarships, clubs, study abroad and careers after graduation. We will also tour the teaching greenhouse and new growth chambers in Agronomy Hall.

Teach Ag in the Classroom and Around the Community

Agricultural Education prepared students for a career in educating students and the public about the environment and agriculture. The curriculum teaches students how to motivate, education and train others in a variety of settings.

Understanding Global Resource Systems

Learn about resources and systems available around the world as you manage citizens in an imaginary country.

Ivy College of Business

Discover Supply Chain Management

Explore different roles in supply chain management including purchasing, operations, and logistics. Learn about unique student experiences and career opportunities during this faculty-led session.

Explore the Professional Sales Suite

Check out why we are a top university for professional sales education with the Professional Sales Certificate and our state-of-the-art Houston Professional Sales Suite.

Management and Entrepreneurship Majors Overview

Explore what you can do with degrees in management, human resource management, healthcare management, and entrepreneurship from the Ivy College of Business. This faculty-led session will provide an overview of majors, careers, and opportunities in these fields.

College of Design

DEI in Design: Student Panel

The College of Design is one of the most diverse and inclusive areas on campus and we like it that way. Learn how we support you and your identities through scholarships, trainings, workshops, resources, and identity-affirming opportunities in this session with our staff and current students.

Design Career Services, Opportunities, & Outcomes

Ninety-six percent of College of Design graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation. How do we ensure our students are successful upon graduating? Join our Careers Services staff to learn about opportunities to help your Cyclone in Design reach their potential.

Industrial Design Senior Projects

Join our senior industrial design students to learn about their capstone projects from their market research to prototyping and user testing. See how they are planning to launch new products that address needs in various markets.

Industrial Design Sophomore Studio Visit

Join Professor Monica Amman and sophomore industrial design students as they learn modeling principles and three dimensional form development required for industrial design. These activities include explorative studies in: assembly, disassembly, process efficiency, structures, materials identification, hand fabrication, and testing. See work in a variety of media including: paper, foam core, poly-styrene, and wood.

Oh the Places You'll Go! Study Abroad with Design

Did you know 65 percent of College of Design students participate in an international experience while attending Iowa State? Learn about our flagship Rome Program and opportunities around the world with our Director of International Programs, Jen Hogan.

Shaping and Protecting the Environment through Landscape Architecture

Playgrounds, parks, gardens, city plazas, golf courses, bike trails, restoration projects, and more are the work of landscape architects. Discover how you can earn an accredited professional degree providing the foundation for licensure from one of the top 5 programs in the United States at Iowa State.

We All Scream for 'Zines! Hands-on Workshop

Zines are handmade self-published mini-magazines on a wide variety of underground topics from identity development to skill sharing. Zines utilize many cornerstones of graphic design: typography, printmaking, logos, branding, publication design, photography, and more. Join our faculty for a hands-on workshop where you will create your 'zine while interacting with current students.

World Cities and Globalization Class Visit

Get a taste of Community & Regional Planning through this class about worldwide current events and globalization, world cities and regions, uneven economic development, the international division of labor, multinational corporations, international environmentalism, tourism, popular culture and place- based identity.

Virtual Reality in Interior Design

Get hands on experience with Virtual Reality using Twinmotion & Revit programs- commonly used in interior design.

College of Engineering

Engineering Student Services Welcome Center and Resource Fair

Join the College of Engineering Resource Fair for a "Day of Exploration and Engagement" with academic advisors, faculty, and staff in Howe Hall Atrium. This event will run from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Feel free to stop by anytime throughout your day.

 

College of Human Sciences

A Teacher Prepared for More: Elementary Endorsement Exploration

As a student in the School of Education, you’ll have a variety of endorsements to choose among and they’re built into your academic career path. Attend this session to explore your options and learn more about your path as a Cyclone Teacher.

Become a Licensed Athletic Trainer

We’re here to prepare you for a career as a licensed Athletic Trainer. Our “3+2” program means you can graduate in five years with your master’s – and you’ll need that to become licensed. Not only will you have the classroom knowledge it takes to be at the top of your game, we start clinical observation hours your first semester on campus. Our experienced faculty and preceptors, high-tech equipment, hands-on experience with athletic teams and state of the art facilities are all things you can expect as a Cyclone. Attend this session to learn more about your future as an athletic trainer.

College of Human Sciences Open House

When you come to Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences, we’re here to support you both in and out of the classroom! Stop by our Welcome Center to connect with people from our academic support, multicultural, study abroad and student services offices. It’s also a great stop to get your questions answered.

Student Panel: What it’s like to be a Cyclone Teacher in the Making

This interactive panel will feature Iowa State students in the School of Education who are preparing to be teachers. Learn about their experiences, why they chose to become a teacher and they’ll answer your questions.

Tour of Apparel, Event, & Hospitality Management Spaces in the Student Innovation Center

This tour will take you on a high-tech journey through the Student Innovation Center where you’ll explore the spaces related to the Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management. 1858 is our student-run retail store featuring student and alumni made products as well as items featuring ISU’s official Tartan. Head up to the top level where you’ll see Sparks Café in action – it’s our student-run café featuring coffee freshly roasted by an ISU alum. The Culinary Creations Lab is our state-of-the-art food lab where you’ll have the opportunity to take classes as an Iowa State student.

Undergraduate Research in the College of Human Sciences

Are you interested in conducting research with world-renown researchers? Attend this panel to learn about the high-impact research that students are involved with.

Virtual Reality and Nutrition

Explore how virtual reality is used in nutrition research at Iowa State and what opportunities you have to get involved as a student. You’ll also get to participate in Cy’s Grocery Games: Computer Simulation Edition! You’ll race through a virtual grocery store and design a nutrient-dense meal – but, be quick – it’s a race against the clock!

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

A Major in the Making: Discover Opportunities as an Open Option Student

You’ve got broad interests and want to make a difference in the world, but do you find yourself being undecided on your college major? The majors and programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences run the gamut from advertising, to computer science, to chemistry. We invite you to join us for this interactive, discussion-based session, where you can discover a variety of Iowa State opportunities that will help you select your academic adventure.

Air Force ROTC - Let Us Pay for Your Education

Join Active Duty instructors and current cadets for an informational presentation, followed by virtual reality opportunities, a tour of Detachment 250s facilities, and a Q&A session.

Experience Advertising, Journalism, & Public Relations

This session will include information about the majors within Greenlee, their curriculum, and a tour of Hamilton Hall.

Explore Psychology

Come and join our session to hear from a panel of current students, advisors, and a faculty member to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a PsyClone. In this session we will talk about opportunities to get involved, future careers, and life as a student.

Introduction to Acting – Performing Arts at Iowa State

This is an invitation to visit one of our Introduction to Acting classes.

Major in Biology or Genetics: Charting a Path to Careers in Human Medicine and Health-Related Areas

Biology or genetics are excellent majors for students interested in human health professions! Learn about our majors in biology and genetics and how these majors can prepare you for applying to medical (dental, optometry, etc.) schools or other allied health programs. Are you interested in attending med school and pursuing an education in the life sciences, including premed and prevet? This session will provide information about biology courses and high-impact activities our undergraduates participate in as they prepare for future careers in medical professions. This session will interest anyone considering pursuing a career in human health-related areas and majoring in the life sciences: biology, genetics, premed., pre-health professions, prevet., bioinformatics and computational biology.

Program your Path in Computer Science

Learn more about the computer science major as well as out of classroom activities such as research, internships and study abroad. This session will be guided by a team of computer science students, faculty, and advisors.

Researchers in the Making

Are you interested in conducting research or being part of a team that brings together scientists for a meaningful event? During this session you will learn about the high impact research that students are involved in at Iowa State.

What Do I Do with This Major? Connecting LAS Majors to Careers

Have a major in mind, but not sure which career paths it would lead you to? Are others questioning your choice of major? Learn more about how LAS Career Services partners with students to achieve their career goals and exclusive tools you’ll have access to as an LAS student. Walk away from this session with an answer to “What are you going to do with THAT major?”

Where Political Theory Meets Practical Careers

Political Science Department students and faculty will host an open house that will describe what you can do with a political science major after you graduate and give information about courses, scholarships, the political science club, and more.

Campus Experiences

Campus Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of campus led by a volunteer tour guide.

Complimentary Lunch

Enjoy complimentary lunch on campus

Residence Hall Open House

Check out on-campus residence hall options and learn about living on campus.

Transfer Student Center Drop-In

Stop by the Transfer Center to chat with a staff member about transfer student specific questions. This opportunity is specifically for transfer students, students planning on transferring from another institution.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Beyond Veterinary Medicine: Careers Outside of Being a Veterinarian

Want to make an impact in the animal world but not pursue a career in veterinary medicine? Learn about careers and industries students enter beyond being a veterinarian.

Experience the Services in CALS

Discover your support systems as a CALS student by engaging with student services units like career services, global programs, undergraduate research, and more!

Pre-Vet Information Panel

Learn from current students and advisors in animal science, animal ecology, and the ISU Vet School about the classes, internships, and experiences important in preparing for vet school.

The Business of Grain Marketing and Contracting

Explore seasonal pricing, forward contracting, and risk preferences that mimic patterns economists see across agricultural markets. Participate in a market simulation selling M&M's pre-harvest and/or post-harvest and discuss the rewards and risks tied with the sales.

Ivy College of Business

From Wall Street to the Ivy College of Business

Before becoming the dean of the Ivy College of Business, David Spalding spent nearly 30 years on Wall Street, including 11 years co-managing his own firm. Learn how his unique background in finance influences the way the Ivy College of Business prepares students.

Where Business Meets the Real World

Learn more from Business Career Services about internships, career opportunities, and supports for students in the Ivy College of Business. During this session you will hear about job seeking, internships, and careers from a panel of current Ivy students.

College of Design

Astounding Architecture Abounds at Iowa State

One of the 10 "Most Hired From" architecture programs in the US can be found at Iowa State. Discover why we're employers' school of choice for new hires and how you can earn a professional NAAB-accredited degree that provides the foundation for licensure in only five years – faster than many of our competitors by balancing the practical and theoretical frontiers of architecture.

College of Design Overview

We're one of the most comprehensive design institutions in the country with 10 undergraduate majors and growing. Learn how we'll help you find your place and success upon graduation.

Design Facilities Tour: Design, Armory, & Student Innovation Center

The northwest side of campus is home to the art and design programs on campus. Check out our spaces in the Design building, Armory, and Student Innovation Center in this fast-paced 50 minute student-led tour.

Product Design Demo & Facilities Tour

Join faculty from industrial design at Iowa State to see how we make new products from scratch and get a tour of our production facilities. Here, you'll see how we create items that may be on a shelf near you soon.

College of Engineering

Building the Future: Literally

Come learn how construction engineers combine team leadership, business know-how, and engineering skills to plan and manage the building of bridges to airports to high rises (and everything in between). Each day brings a different challenge in construction engineering, but you can count on one thing: You’ll be creating a legacy of well-built structures for generation to come.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Serving You

Find out about how you can make a difference through planning and designing a wide range of projects that serve the public including highways, bridges, buildings, water quality systems and community developments.

College of Engineering Overview

Join us as we talk briefly about the 14 majors and support that the college offers. Perfect for first-time visitors to campus!

Engineering Your Career

Learn about how Engineering Career Services can help you be successful in pursuing your career. Hear directly from current students about their experiences.

Experience Aerospace Engineering

Take a tour of the department's three floors of unique and innovative academic labs. Meet key instructors while touring our hands on lab spaces such as the flight simulation lab, spaceflight simulation lab, make to innovate experience, senior design and wind simulations and testing (WiST) lab.

Get the LEAD Edge – Diversity Programs Informational

The Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Program provides programs and services to assist in the academic, professional, and social success and retention of self-identifying multicultural, international, and women students in the College of Engineering. Join us to learn more about LEAD opportunities to assist you on the journey to becoming an engineer.

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Glass is an important material for science, engineering, manufacturing, and art. Participants will watch a demonstration of artistic glassblowing with discussion applicable to STEAM disciplines.

I Gotta Be ME!

Mechanical engineering has a long and rich history, especially at Iowa State. Come see the many ways ME students have been involved in hands-on activities that impact the world around us by providing solutions to issues such as energy, transportation, healthcare and the environment. From clubs to competition teams to coursework, come and experience our facilities and learn about opportunities that await!

Materials Engineering the Hidden Major – How Toilets and Car Windows Led to Patents

An exploration of how experiences and decisions at Iowa State have led to amazing opportunities and rewards for a materials engineering alum.

Processes, Production, People, and Problem-Solving – Engineering the Systems Around Us

Industrial Engineers solve problems to help people by designing safer and more efficient manufacturing and service processes using high tech automation, ergonomics, and optimization techniques. IEs manage technical engineering design teams and make high-level business decisions. Learn how current industrial engineering students solve problems and view the labs they use to solve them.

So Why ME?

From Tony Stark to the dinosaurs’ extinction, find out all the reasons why mechanical engineering is such a popular (and incredibly cool) choice.

Study Abroad: Your Ticket to Engineering the Future

Join us to learn more about the many study abroad opportunities available to engineering students at Iowa State. During study abroad students can gain first-hand experience necessary for the highly global field of engineering, complete required coursework, and explore the world outside of Ames.

The New Era Artificial Intelligence: Are We There Yet?

AI and deep learning applications today and tomorrow. Under-the-hood look at preparing ISU students for future AI.

Versatility through Chemical and Biological Engineering

Set off a successful chain reaction in your career by majoring in this versatile field. Our students have built exciting and rewarding careers in companies that work with microelectronics, biorenewables, biomedical devices, consumer products, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Learn about our degree program and opportunities in the field of chemical engineering.

College of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences Open House

When you come to Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences, we’re here to support you both in and out of the classroom! Stop by our Welcome Center to connect with people from our academic support, multicultural, study abroad and student services offices. It’s also a great stop to get your questions answered.

Do You Want to Teach Middle or High Schoolers? A Secondary Education Overview

You’ll learn more about Secondary Education (teaching middle and high-school students) at Iowa State and how you’ll not only become an expert in your field, you’ll be prepared to help others learn with a secondary major in our School of Education.

Event Management Innovative Technology Demonstration

A degree in event management prepares you for an exciting career in planning and executing events. Sports venues, hotels, conferences, weddings – the future is wide open for students in this in-demand profession. How does a drone fit in to event planning?  What’s a toss mic box? This session will explore the Meeting Room Lab and the high-tech tools you'll learn how to use as an ISU student.

Explore Hospitality Management and Have Lunch in the Tearoom

The Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom is our on-campus, student-run restaurant and a working, hands-on lab! In this session, you’ll learn from students who are part of tearoom classes, tour the space and enjoy lunch with your guests.

How Kinesiology and Health Prepares You for Health Careers

Kinesiology and health gives you an excellent foundation to pursue medical school, become a physical therapist, attend dental school and for many other health-related careers. In this session, you’ll hear about hands-on research opportunities and learn about the classes you can take in the Department of Kinesiology. You’ll also learn how the connections with faculty, classroom knowledge, skills and experiences you gain at Iowa State can set you apart as you apply for additional education or start your career.

Student Panel: What it’s like to be a Cyclone Teacher in the Making

This interactive panel will feature Iowa State students in the School of Education who are preparing to be teachers. Learn about their experiences, why they chose to become a teacher and they’ll answer your questions.

The Textiles and Clothing Museum Tour with Apparel, Merchandising and Design Students

In this session, you’ll have an immersive experience in our on-campus Textiles and Clothing Museum. See how we preserve artifacts, learn from history and see how science impacts today’s textiles. The space is a working museum that’s home to hundreds of artifacts, many of which are used as learning objects in classes you’ll take as an ISU student.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Iowa State Singers Rehearsal

Observe Iowa State Singers rehearsal.

Pre-Med/Pre-Health at Iowa State

Come learn about the pre-health track from current students who are planning to pursue medical school or other professional destinations such as physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, as well as other professions in the health field.

Where Political Theory Meets Practical Careers

Political Science Department students and faculty will host an open house that will describe what you can do with a political science major after you graduate and give information about courses, scholarships, the political science club, and more.

Writing for the Real World: Technical Communication

If you enjoy writing and want to make a lucrative career our of your communication skills, come to our "Writing for the Real World: Technical Communication" informational session. Jobs in the TCOMM field are steadily growing, and we would love to tell you more about what technical communicators do in workplaces across the country and the globe!

Campus Experiences

Campus Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of campus led by a volunteer tour guide.

Complimentary Lunch

Enjoy complimentary lunch on campus.

Residence Hall Open House

Check out on-campus residence hall options and learn about living on campus.

Transfer Student Center Drop-In

Stop by the Transfer Center to chat with a staff member about transfer student specific questions. This opportunity is specifically for transfer students, students planning on transferring from another institution.

Campus Resources

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps)

Nation's premier leadership development program! Earn scholarships, be a member of a team, and guaranteed career upon graduation/commission. Make the decision to lead and serve your country, all without sacrificing your college experience. In Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), a career is waiting for you when you graduate.

Beyond the Bachelor's Degree – Early Planning for the Masters and/or Doctoral Degree

Are you already thinking about continuing your education beyond the bachelor’s degree?  Staff from the ISU Graduate College will share basic information about planning and preparing for graduate school. Whether you choose to apply to one of Iowa State’s 100-plus graduate programs or a program at another institution, join us to learn about what you can do to get started early.

Resources for Multicultural Students

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will discuss opportunities and resources for Cyclones who are students of color.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Join this session to learn about the study abroad opportunities available at Iowa State.

Women in Science and Engineering – Building Community

Come visit us to learn more about getting involved in WiSE, young women, and non-binary students who study in STEM fields at Iowa State are automatically WiSE. Come meet members of the team, hear about academic support and how we build community on campus.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Academic Sessions

Sit down with an advisor from an area below to discuss coursework, internships, research, and job opportunities.

  • Agriculture and life sciences education (teacher certification and communication options)
  • Agricultural business
  • Agricultural systems technology
  • Agricultural studies
  • Agricultural and rural policy studies
  • Agronomy
  • Animal ecology
  • Forestry
  • Animal science, dairy science, and pre-veterinary medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Culinary food science, diet and exercise, dietetics, food science, and nutritional science
  • Environmental science
  • Genetics
  • Global resource systems
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial technology
  • Microbiology

A Greenhouse Tour to Top Them All

Tour greenhouse facilities. See how faculty from different backgrounds come together to solve the problems facing horticultural science.

Life as a CALS Student

Being a CALS student means being able to explore old and new interests through our opportunities. Ask our panel of current students how they discovered their path to success as a CALS student.

The Business of Agricultural Sciences

Participate in an activity to see the business, communication, and marketing side of agricultural sciences.

Tractor Power Lab

Learn more about the Tractor Power Lab where students learn about the theory and construction of tractor engines, mechanical power trains and hydraulic systems.

Ivy College of Business

Accounting and Finance: What's Right for Me?

Explore the language of business and what fuels business during this faculty-led session. Learn about our programs, experiences, opportunities and what you can do with a degree in these majors.

Bridge Technology and Business – Management Information Systems and Business Analytics

What are management information systems and business analytics? During this faculty-led session, explore these Ivy College of Business STEM majors, including coursework, careers and student experiences.

Make Connections with Marketing

Explore what you can do with a degree in marketing from the Ivy College of Business. This faculty-led session will provide an overview of focuses, careers, and opportunities in the field of marketing.

College of Design

2+2, 1+3 or Other? The Math of Transferring to Design

Transferring to the College of Design can be complicated, to put it mildly. Get the info you need to have a seamless transfer plan.

A Future-Proof Design Degree? Study Industrial Design

The major for inventors, entrepreneurs, and inventors who see the problems coming before they're here and begin working on solutions that improve user experience and lives, is industrial design. Discover why we're so much more than "product design" and how we're working to solve the problems of the future today.

Architectural Design IV Class Visit & Design Demo

Join Professor Ayo Iyanalu and Rod Kruse FAIA (Principal BNIM Architects)- a vital voice in the architecture community – to examine affordable housing with an emphasis on urban efficiency. Want to participate and get some design skills? Bring a laptop!

Ceramics Studio Visit & Workshop

Hand-built, wheel-thrown, or 3D printed, Iowa State makes awesome functional and art objects with clay. Join Ingrid Lilligren and sophomore students to get your hands dirty in the ceramics studio.

Graphic Design Studio: Changing Landscapes

Join graphic design professors Alex Braidwood and Andrea Quam and artist Peter Walker to engage creatively with the unknown. This class engages with the landscape and surroundings visually and sonically in ways that challenge modes of perception. Explore sound recording, videography, audio/video editing, music composition, photography, stage production, live performance, lighting, coding, projection, experiential design, installation art, graphic design, documentary film-making, illustration, creative writing, social media coordination, etc. on a public art installation project.

Interior Design: A Major for Care

Interior design is so much more than HGTV. Join our faculty to learn how our students get out of their comfort zone to create spaces that serve people of all walks of and stages of life.

Junior Landscape Architecture Studio

Do you have a favorite park or just love being outdoors? Have an interest in moving or shaping the earth? Join our esteemed faculty member Tom Neppl and junior landscape architecture students in their studios to see what they are creating this semester and how.

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Class Visit

Join Professor Joe Muench in the metals studio to see how our students make technically advanced wearable and functional metal objects through classes in Iowa State's art programs.

Screenprint Your Own Iowa State Shirt

Make a wearable souvenir from Admitted Student Visit Day to show off your Cyclone pride. Join our faculty to screen print your own t-shirt and learn about this printmaking process.

Sketch, Draw, Design: A Landscape Architect’s Toolkit

In this hands-on workshop guests will experience how sketching and drawing influence design ideas and make designers think more creatively.

College of Engineering

Building the Future: Literally

Come learn how construction engineers combine team leadership, business know-how, and engineering skills to plan and manage the building of bridges to airports to high rises (and everything in between). Each day brings a different challenge in construction engineering, but you can count on one thing: You’ll be creating a legacy of well-built structures for generation to come.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Serving You

Find out about how you can make a difference through planning and designing a wide range of projects that serve the public including highways, bridges, buildings, water quality systems and community developments.

Experience Aerospace Engineering

Take a tour of the department's three floors of unique and innovative academic labs. Meet key instructors while touring our hands on lab spaces such as the flight simulation lab, spaceflight simulation lab, make to innovate experience, senior design and wind simulations and testing (WiST) lab.

Engineering Your Career

Learn about how Engineering Career Services can help you be successful in pursuing your career! Hear directly from current students about their experiences!

Engineering Student Organization Fair – Competitive Student Demos

Check out some of the student organizations in the College of Engineering and see students demo their displays. The student organization fair will run from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Glass is an important material for science, engineering, manufacturing, and art. Participants will watch a demonstration of artistic glassblowing with discussion applicable to STEAM disciplines.

I Gotta Be ME!

Mechanical engineering has a long and rich history, especially at Iowa State. Come see the many ways ME students have been involved in hands-on activities that impact the world around us by providing solutions to issues such as energy, transportation, healthcare and the environment. From clubs to competition teams to coursework, come and experience our facilities and learn about opportunities that await!

Materials Engineering the Hidden Major – How Toilets and Car Windows Led to Patents

An exploration of how experiences and decisions at Iowa State have led to amazing opportunities and rewards for a materials engineering alum.

Processes, Production, People, and Problem-Solving – Engineering the Systems Around Us

Industrial engineers solve problems to help people by designing safer and more efficient manufacturing and service processes using high tech automation, ergonomics, and optimization techniques. IEs manage technical engineering design teams and make high-level business decisions. Learn how current industrial engineering students solve problems and view the labs they use to solve them.

So Why ME?

From Tony Stark to the dinosaurs’ extinction, find out all the reasons why mechanical engineering is such a popular (and incredibly cool) choice.

Study Abroad: Your Ticket to Engineering the Future

Join us to learn more about the many study abroad opportunities available to engineering students at Iowa State. During study abroad students can gain first-and experience necessary for the highly global field of engineering, complete required coursework, and explore the world outside of Ames.

The New Era Artificial Intelligence: Are We There Yet?

AI and deep learning applications today and tomorrow. Under-the-hood look at preparing ISU students for future AI.

Versatility through Chemical and Biological Engineering

Set off a successful chain reaction in your career by majoring in this versatile field. Our students have built exciting and rewarding careers in companies that work with microelectronics, biorenewables, biomedical devices, consumer products, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Learn about our degree program and opportunities in the field of chemical engineering.

College of Human Sciences

Academic Sessions

Sit down with an advisor from an area below to discuss coursework, internships, research, and job opportunities.

  • Apparel, merchandising & design
  • Hospitality management
  • Teacher preparation – elementary education

A Hands-On Exploration of Food Trends

As an ISU student, you’ll combine creativity, innovation and science as you learn all aspects of the food industry. Food product development keeps up with – and even creates – new food trends. Attend this session and explore how food trends affect the development of new food products. You’ll participate in a tasting immersion of the latest ISU Creamery flavor trends and get an inside look at some of the things you can experience as a Cyclone.

Biomechanics Research Lab Interactive Session

Maximizing human performance and preventing injuries is a core discipline in kinesiology and it’s called biomechanics. In fact, we have an entire lab dedicated to studying it and we can’t wait to show it to you! This session will give you an inside look at the Biomechanics Lab and we’ll demonstrate the equipment used to measure things like human movement, forces acting on the body and muscle activity. The best part? Undergraduates are routinely part of our research teams and you can be, too!

Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching/Makerspace Tour

Get an inside look at the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT) and the Makerspace in the School of Education. As an Iowa State student, the CTLT gives you access to the latest technology and helps you understand how to use it in your future classroom. It’s also a space you’ll create connections with other students in the School of Education. We’ll also show you the Makerspace – a place you can put even more technology to work!

Kinesiology Academic Session

Explore kinesiology and health and athletic training by sitting down with an advisor to discuss coursework, internships, research, and job opportunities.

Human Development and Family Studies Open House

Stop by the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) open house anytime between 1:10 and 3:05 p.m. to learn more about early childhood education, family and consumer sciences, financial counseling and planning and human development and family studies career paths! Connect with students and faculty; meet with your major advisor; go on a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes; and have a snack. Our open house will give you an inside look at what it’s like to be part of human development and family studies where you’ll be prepared for a career making a difference in people’s lives.

Spanning the Globe: Outside of Iowa Field Experience Opportunities for Teachers

This session will explore how you can make national and international teaching experiences part of your ISU education. You’ll learn about experiences students have had and what a field experience outside of Iowa can add to your future career.

Student Panel: What it’s like to be a Cyclone Teacher in the Making

This interactive panel will feature Iowa State students in the School of Education who are preparing to be teachers. Learn about their experiences, why they chose to become a teacher and they’ll answer your questions.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

A Major in the Making: Discover Opportunities as an Open Option Student

You’ve got broad interests and want to make a difference in the world, but do you find yourself being undecided on your college major? The majors and programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences run the gamut from advertising, to computer science, to chemistry. We invite you to join us for this interactive, discussion-based session, where you can discover a variety of Iowa State opportunities that will help you select your academic adventure.

Create Your Path in Life Sciences Research: Biology and Genetics

A panel of students in life sciences majors (biology, genetics, bioinformatics and computational biology) will discuss high-impact activities they have been involved in as undergraduates. These experiential learning opportunities include research they’ve performed and study abroad travel courses they have participated in at Iowa State during their undergraduate careers and how those experiences have informed their career choices and opportunities. This session will interest anyone considering majoring in the life sciences: biology, genetics, premed., pre-health professions, prevet., bioinformatics and computational biology.

Data Science – Making Sense of a World Using Data

Come learn about the data science major from a panel of current students and faculty. This session will focus on career outlooks, curriculum, and opportunities outside of the classroom.

Discover Chemistry

Meet students currently studying chemistry and see some demonstrations that are performed by our club. Look at the space used by students and researchers in the department.

Experience Advertising, Journalism, and Public Relations

This session will include information about the majors within Greenlee, their curriculum, and a tour of Hamilton Hall.

Innovation + Entrepreneurship in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Learn how to start something in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and tour the Student Innovation Center.

Linguistics Open House

What is linguistics? Linguistics is the study of human language, examining language structure, history, meaning, uses, and more! Interested in learning more? Join us for an open house where people from the linguistics program will be available to discuss the program. Explore the opportunities a linguistics major or minor has to offer.

Physics & Astronomy Open House

From dark matter to black holes, you’ve always been fascinated by the big questions of the universe. Here is one thing that’s not a cosmic mystery – the flexible career paths in physics. From medical technology to government research to the space industry, a world of innovation awaits.

Pre-Med/Pre-Health at Iowa State

Come learn about the pre-health track from current students who are planning to pursue medical school or other professional destinations such as physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, as well as other professions in the health field.

Science + Art (Biology + Design)

Come learn about the biological/pre-medical illustration program (BPMI) and how to communicate science through art. Check out our SCIART Studio, specimens, art portfolios, and learn about research and internship opportunities, as well as the array of courses in the curriculum. The last session in our set will also feature the biology major.

Campus Experiences

Campus Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of campus led by a volunteer.

Complimentary Lunch

Enjoy complimentary lunch on campus.

Residence Hall Open House

Check out on-campus residence hall options and learn about living on campus.

Transfer Student Center Drop-In

Stop by the Transfer Center to chat with a staff member about transfer student specific questions. This opportunity is specifically for transfer students, students planning on transferring from another institution.

Campus Resources

#LGBTQIA+ at ISU: Connecting to Community and Resources

This session will provide information about the resources and services offered through the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success, as well as information about how to connect to LGBTQIA+ community at Iowa State.

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps)

Nation's premier leadership development program! Earn scholarships, be a member of a team, and guaranteed career upon graduation/commission. Make the decision to lead and serve your country, all without sacrificing your college experience. In Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), a career is waiting for you when you graduate.

Beyond the Bachelor's Degree – Early Planning for the Masters and/or Doctoral Degree

Are you already thinking about continuing your education beyond the bachelor’s degree? Staff from the ISU Graduate College will share basic information about planning and preparing for graduate school. Whether you choose to apply to one of Iowa State’s 100-plus graduate programs or a program at another institution, join us to learn about what you can do to get started early.

Entrepreneurship at Iowa State: Start Something Here!

At Iowa State, entrepreneurship is for everyone! Come learn about what the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship offers to all students.

Resources for Multicultural Students

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will discuss opportunities and resources for Cyclones who are students of color.

TRIO SSS Office Tour

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Iowa State serves 250 low-income, first-generation students and/or students with disabilities each year with the goal of increasing persistence and graduation rates of our students. Stop by the TRIO SSS office for a tour of our space and an opportunity to learn about our program.

Women in Science and Engineering - Building Community

Come visit us to learn more about getting involved in WiSE, young women and non-binary students who study in STEM fields at Iowa State are automatically WiSE. Come meet members of the team, hear about academic support and how we build community on campus.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

AG 450 Farm Tour

Visit the student-managed farm where you will hear about the associated class and tour the operation and facilities. You'll see how CALS students are taking science and putting it into practice.

Animal Science Teaching Farm Tour: Equine

Join us as we tour the Animal Science Equine Teaching farm. Learn more about opportunities for you to gain hands-on experience working with animals and how we incorporate our farms in our programs. Note: Any guests who have traveled out of the country must observe a 5-day wait for contact with livestock farms.

Animal Science Teaching Farm Tour: Swine

Join us as we tour the Animal Science Swine Teaching farm. Learn more about opportunities for you to gain hands-on experience working with animals and how we incorporate our farms in our programs. Note: Any guests who have traveled out of the country must observe a 5-day wait for contact with livestock farms. Guests must not have any contact with swine or swine facilities within 48 hours of visiting.

College of Veterinary Medicine Tours

A tour of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Small and Large Animal Hospitals.

Experience the Services in CALS

Discover your support systems as a CALS student by engaging with student services units like career services, global programs, undergraduate research, and more

The Environment, Ecology, and Conservation at the ISU camp in Montana

Don’t just read about environmental topics in a textbook, take a field course in Montana! Come learn about ISU’s field station in western Montana and the variety of summer courses offered there. Students can learn about wildlife, forestry, ecology, conservation, even design, while earning credits toward their degree in this amazing natural setting.

Ivy College of Business

Collegiate Women in Business

Discover how the Ivy College of Business inspires, empowers, and develops women pursuing a career in business.

You Belong at the Ivy College of Business

Examine diversity and inclusion in the business community and a sense of belonging among the next generation of business leaders at the Ivy College of Business.

College of Design

All About Art (& Visual Culture) at Iowa State

Illustration, animation, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, metals, textiles, digital media, furniture & wood... all this and more can be found in Iowa State's Department of Art & Visual Culture. Discover our BA, BS, and BFA degrees in this 50 minute session.

Architectural Design IV Class Visit and Design Demo

Join Professor Ayo Iyanalu and Rod Kruse FAIA (Principal BNIM Architects) – a vital voice in the architecture community – to examine affordable housing with an emphasis on urban efficiency. Want to participate and get some design skills? Bring a laptop!

Ceramics Studio Visit and Workshop

Hand-built, wheel-thrown, or 3D printed, Iowa State makes awesome functional and art objects with clay. Join Ingrid Lilligren and sophomore students to get your hands dirty in the ceramics studio.

Graphic Design Studio: Changing Landscapes

Join graphic design professors Alex Braidwood and Andrea Quam and artist Peter Walker to engage creatively with the unknown. This class engages with the landscape and surroundings visually and sonically in ways that challenge modes of perception. Explore sound recording, videography, audio/video editing, music composition, photography, stage production, live performance, lighting, coding, projection, experiential design, installation art, graphic design, documentary film-making, illustration, creative writing, social media coordination, etc. on a public art installation project.

Industrial Design Senior Projects

Join our senior industrial design students to learn about their capstone projects from their market research to prototyping and user testing. See how they are planning to launch new products that address needs in various markets.

Junior Landscape Architecture Studio

Do you have a favorite park or just love being outdoors? Have an interest in moving or shaping the earth? Join our esteemed faculty member Tom Neppl and junior landscape architecture students in their studios to see what they are creating this semester and how.

Screenprint Your Own Iowa State Shirt

Make a wearable souvenir from Admitted Student Visit Day to show off your Cyclone pride. Join our faculty to screen print your own t-shirt and learn about this printmaking process.

College of Engineering

Building the Future: Literally

Come learn how construction engineers combine team leadership, business know-how, and engineering skills to plan and manage the building of bridges to airports to high rises (and everything in between). Each day brings a different challenge in construction engineering, but you can count on one thing: You’ll be creating a legacy of well-built structures for generation to come.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Serving You

Find out about how you can make a difference through planning and designing a wide range of projects that serve the public including highways, bridges, buildings, water quality systems and community developments.

College of Engineering Overview

Join us as we talk briefly about the 14 majors and support that the college offers. Perfect for first-time visitors to campus!

Engineering Your Career

Learn about how Engineering Career Services can help you be successful in pursuing your career! Hear directly from current students about their experiences!

Engineering Student Organization Fair – Competitive Student Demos

Check out some of the student organizations in the College of Engineering and see students demo their displays. The student organization fair will run from 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Experience Aerospace Engineering

Take a tour of the department's three floors of unique and innovative academic labs. Meet key instructors while touring our hands on lab spaces such as the flight simulation lab, spaceflight simulation lab, make to innovate experience, senior design and wind simulations and testing (WiST) lab.

Get the LEAD edge – Diversity Programs Informational

The Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Program provides programs and services to assist in the academic, professional, and social success and retention of self-identifying multicultural, international, and women students in the College of Engineering. Join us to learn more about LEAD opportunities to assist you on the journey to becoming an engineer!

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Glass is an important material for science, engineering, manufacturing, and art. Participants will watch a demonstration of artistic glassblowing with discussion applicable to STEAM disciplines.

Materials Engineering the Hidden Major – How Toilets and Car Windows Led to Patents

An exploration of how experiences and decisions at Iowa State have led to amazing opportunities and rewards for a materials engineering alum.

Processes, Production, People, and Problem-Solving – Engineering the Systems Around Us

Industrial engineers solve problems to help people by designing safer and more efficient manufacturing and service processes using high tech automation, ergonomics, and optimization techniques. IEs manage technical engineering design teams and make high-level business decisions. Learn how current industrial engineering students solve problems and view the labs they use to solve them.

So Why ME?

From Tony Stark to the dinosaurs’ extinction, find out all the reasons why mechanical engineering is such a popular (and incredibly cool) choice.

Study Abroad: Your Ticket to Engineering the Future

Join us to learn more about the many study abroad opportunities available to engineering students at Iowa State. During study abroad students can gain first-hand experience necessary for the highly global field of engineering, complete required coursework, and explore the world outside of Ames.

The New Era Artificial Intelligence: Are We There Yet?

AI and deep learning applications today and tomorrow. Under-the-hood look at preparing ISU students for future AI.

The World Is Your Sandbox

In this hands-on demonstration of a state-of-the-art augmented reality system for visualizing landscape hydrology, you will get to “play” with rainfall and landforms, while learning about engineering challenges and opportunities in sustainable production of food, fuel, fiber, and bio-based products.

College of Human Sciences

A Hands-On Exploration of Food Trends

As an ISU student, you’ll combine creativity, innovation and science as you learn all aspects of the food industry. Food product development keeps up with – and even creates – new food trends. Attend this session and explore how food trends affect the development of new food products. You’ll participate in a tasting immersion of the latest ISU Creamery flavor trends and get an inside look at some of the things you can experience as a Cyclone.

Human Development and Family Studies Open House

Stop by the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) open house anytime between 1:10 and 3:05 p.m. to learn more about early childhood education, family and consumer sciences, financial counseling and planning and human development and family studies career paths! Connect with students and faculty; meet with your major advisor; go on a scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes; and have a snack. Our open house will give you an inside look at what it’s like to be part of human development and family studies where you’ll be prepared for a career making a difference in people’s lives.

Packaging and Food Waste Sustainability for Recycling and Manufacturing

Food scientists at Iowa State are leading the way for more sustainable food systems. In this session, you’ll learn how we’re using recycling to reduce the potential for food waste and packaging to enter our environment and oceans. Faculty will share how packaging can be manufactured in a more sustainable way. You’ll also learn about food-packaging landfill waste collection and how packaging materials can be turned into other products – like a park bench!

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Math and Statistics: Where Numbers Can Take You With ISU

If you're into numbers, the probability is high that you belong in this session! A panel of students and professors will share about living, learning, and preparing for future careers in the fields of math and statistics. From undergraduate research experiences to internship and graduate school opportunities, you'll get your questions answered by the people leading and learning in real time.

Physics and Astronomy Lab Tour

From dark matter to black holes, you’ve always been fascinated by the big questions of the universe. Here is one thing that’s not a cosmic mystery – the flexible career paths in physics. From medical technology to government research to the space industry, a world of innovation awaits

Science + Art (Biology + Design)

Come learn about the biological/pre-medical illustration program (BPMI) and how to communicate science through art. Check out our SCIART Studio, specimens, art portfolios, and learn about research and internship opportunities, as well as the array of courses in the curriculum. The last session in our set will also feature the biology major.

Campus Experiences

Campus Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of campus led by a volunteer tour guide.

Residence Hall Open House

Check out on-campus residence hall options and learn about living on campus.

Transfer Student Center Drop-In

Stop by the Transfer Center to chat with a staff member about transfer student specific questions. This opportunity is specifically for transfer students, students planning on transferring from another institution.

Campus Resources

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps)

Nation's premier leadership development program! Earn scholarships, be a member of a team, and guaranteed career upon graduation/commission. Make the decision to lead and serve your country, all without sacrificing your college experience. In Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), a career is waiting for you when you graduate.

Entrepreneurship at Iowa State: Start Something Here!

At Iowa State, entrepreneurship is for everyone! Come learn about what the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship offers to all students.

Honors Open House

Are you a member of the First-Year Honors Program in 2023? This drop-in, open-house style session will give you a chance to talk with ambassadors and staff to demystify Honors courses, housing, research opportunities, and the community you'll be a part of in the fall.

ISU Dining 101

Here is a little taste of what you'll taste! No matter where you live, our meal plans are designed for your busy life. With more than 20 locations across campus, it's easy to find a fresh scratch-made meal when you want it. In this session, you will learn about the different parts of our Dining meal plans, find out more about our locations, see some of our exciting events, and discover the next steps to take on your adventure at Iowa State.

ROTC Air Force

See how the United States Air Force can help you pay for college and set you up with a job directly following graduation! Event will include a presentation with Q&A session, a short tour of the AFROTC facilities, and an opportunity to dive into an immersive flight simulator. Aim high!

Sorority and Fraternity Information Session

Learn more about the sorority and fraternity chapters here at Iowa State and what great benefits you could gain when you join a chapter during your time here! There are over 60 organizations, four councils, and multiple auxiliary groups that provide members to come together for common interest. All of these groups are connected to the five community values academics, civic engagement, friendship, leadership, and social justice that guide the sorority and fraternity membership experience.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Join this session to learn about the study abroad opportunities available at Iowa State.

TRIO SSS Office Tour

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Iowa State serves 250 low-income, first-generation students and/or students with disabilities each year with the goal of increasing persistence and graduation rates of our students. Stop by the TRIO SSS office for a tour of our space and an opportunity to learn about our program.

Women in Science and Engineering - Building Community

Come visit us to learn more about getting involved in WiSE, young women and non-binary students who study in STEM fields at Iowa State are automatically WiSE. Come meet members of the team, hear about academic support and how we build community on campus.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Life as a CALS Student

Being a CALS student means being able to explore old and new interests through our opportunities. Ask our panel of current students how they discovered their path to success as a CALS student.

College of Design

College of Design Overview

We're one of the most comprehensive design institutions in the country with 10 undergraduate majors and growing. Learn how we'll help you find your place and success upon graduation.

Design Facilities Tour: Design, Armory, & Student Innovation Center

The northwest side of campus is home to the art and design programs on campus. Check out our spaces in the Design building, Armory, and Student Innovation Center in this fast-paced 50 minute student-led tour.

Graphic Design: Award Winning, Nationally Ranked, In-Demand

Iowa's only public BFA in Graphic Design is nationally ranked and provides coursework in UI/UX, video and motion graphics, typography, packaging design, VR/AR, environmental graphics, website development, logos and branding, editorial and publication design, book cover design, exhibition design, wayfinding design, and more. Learn how we combine traditional and new media to create a one of a kind experience through this session.

Graphic Design Studio: Changing Landscapes

Join graphic design professors Alex Braidwood and Andrea Quam and artist Peter Walker to engage creatively with the unknown. This class engages with the landscape and surroundings visually and sonically in ways that challenge modes of perception. Explore sound recording, videography, audio/video editing, music composition, photography, stage production, live performance, lighting, coding, projection, experiential design, installation art, graphic design, documentary film-making, illustration, creative writing, social media coordination, etc. on a public art installation project.

Industrial Design Senior Projects

Join our senior industrial design students to learn about their capstone projects from their market research to prototyping and user testing. See how they are planning to launch new products that address needs in various markets.

Screenprint Your Own Iowa State Shirt

Make a wearable souvenir from Admitted Student Visit Day to show off your Cyclone pride. Join our faculty to screen print your own t-shirt and learn about this printmaking process.

Junior Landscape Architecture Studio

Do you have a favorite park or just love being outdoors? Have an interest in moving or shaping the earth? Join our esteemed faculty member Tom Neppl and junior landscape architecture students in their studios to see what they are creating this semester and how.

College of Engineering

Engineering Keynote Speaker – Mani Mina

Plan to attend this hands-on engineering faculty session. Mani is a campus favorite known for having " 9 Lives". Unravel the mysteries of hardware, wireless tech, renewable energy and more at this interactive session. Along the way, learn more about the unique way engineers spark ideas to solve challenges and improve our world. We will show applications, history, and live demonstrations of electrical systems and electromagnetic mysteries with audience participation.

Engineering Student Organization Fair – Competitive Student Demos

Check out some of the student organizations in the College of Engineering and see students demo their displays. The student organization fair will run from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Engineering Your Career

Learn about how Engineering Career Services can help you be successful in pursuing your career! Hear directly from current students about their experiences.

Experience Aerospace Engineering

Take a tour of the department's three floors of unique and innovative academic labs. Meet key instructors while touring our hands on lab spaces such as the flight simulation lab, spaceflight simulation lab, make to innovate experience, senior design and wind simulations and testing (WiST) lab.

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Glass is an important material for science, engineering, manufacturing, and art. Participants will watch a demonstration of artistic glassblowing with discussion applicable to STEAM disciplines.

Materials Engineering the Hidden Major – How Toilets and Car Windows Led to Patents

An exploration of how experiences and decisions at Iowa State have led to amazing opportunities and rewards for a materials engineering alum.

Processes, Production, People, and Problem-Solving – Engineering the Systems Around Us

Industrial engineers solve problems to help people by designing safer and more efficient manufacturing and service processes using high tech automation, ergonomics, and optimization techniques. IEs manage technical engineering design teams and make high-level business decisions. Learn how current industrial engineering students solve problems and view the labs they use to solve them.

So Why ME?

From Tony Stark to the dinosaurs’ extinction, find out all the reasons why mechanical engineering is such a popular (and incredibly cool) choice.

Study Abroad: Your Ticket to Engineering the Future

Join us to learn more about the many study abroad opportunities available to engineering students at Iowa State. During study abroad students can gain first-and experience necessary for the highly global field of engineering, complete required coursework, and explore the world outside of Ames.

College of Human Sciences

Get the Scoop! Food Science and Human Nutrition Faculty Panel and Ice Cream Social

In this interactive event, you’ll connect with your professors and academic advisors in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition while you enjoy ice cream from the Iowa State Creamery.

Campus Experiences

Campus Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of campus led by a volunteer tour guide.

Residence Hall Open House

Check out on-campus residence hall options and learn about living on campus.

Transfer Student Center Drop-In

Stop by the Transfer Center to chat with a staff member about transfer student specific questions. This opportunity is specifically for transfer students, students planning on transferring from another institution.

Campus Resources

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps)

Nation's premier leadership development program! Earn scholarships, be a member of a team, and guaranteed career upon graduation/commission. Make the decision to lead and serve your country, all without sacrificing your college experience. In Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), a career is waiting for you when you graduate.

Honors Open House

Are you a member of the First-Year Honors Program in 2023? This drop-in, open-house style session will give you a chance to talk with ambassadors and staff to demystify Honors courses, housing, research opportunities, and the community you'll be a part of in the fall.

ISU Dining 101

Here is a little taste of what you’ll taste! No matter where you live, our meal plans are designed for your busy life. With more than 20 locations across campus, it’s easy to find a fresh scratch-made meal when you want it. In this session you will learn about the different parts of our Dining meal plans, find out more about our locations, see some of our exciting events and discover the next steps to take on your adventure to Iowa State.

Opportunities in Music and Theatre

Information session about music and theatre at Iowa State followed by Q&A.

Sorority and Fraternity Information Session

Learn more about the sorority and fraternity chapters here at Iowa State and what great benefits you could gain when you join a chapter during your time here! There are over 60 organizations, four councils, and multiple auxiliary groups that provide members to come together for common interest. All of these groups are connected to the five community values academics, civic engagement, friendship, leadership, and social justice that guide the sorority and fraternity membership experience.

Women in Science and Engineering – Building Community

Come visit us to learn more about getting involved in WiSE, young women and non-binary students who study in STEM fields at Iowa State are automatically WiSE. Come meet members of the team, hear about academic support and how we build community on campus.