March 29, 2024 – Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events
Time Event Location More information
8:00–9:00 a.m. Check-In Stephens Auditorium After checking in, you will be guided to the auditorium for the welcome program.
9:00–9:30 a.m. Welcome Stephens Auditorium Experience all Iowa State has to offer as we welcome you to campus and Admitted Student Day.
9:30–11:00 a.m. Campus Connections Fair and College Open Houses Various campus locations Connect with a variety of representatives from academic colleges to student support services.
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Signing Day Table ISU Bookstore, First floor, Memorial Union Ready to make it official? Stop by the signing day table for a fun photo opportunity.
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Complimentary Lunch Various campus locations Enjoy a complimentary lunch on campus.
11:00–11:45 a.m. Session 1 Various campus locations View your personalized schedule for your specific session and location.
12:05–12:50 p.m. Session 2 Various Campus locations View your personalized schedule for your specific session and location.
1:10–1:55 p.m. Session 3 Various Campus locations View your personalized schedule for your specific session and location.
2:15–3:00 p.m. Session 4 Various Campus locations View your personalized schedule for your specific session and location.
3:00–4:30 p.m. Check Out Soults Family Visitor Center, Memorial Union 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

Sessions highlighted with an asterisk (*) are recommended for first-time visitors.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Agricultural Business Insider: Ag Market Strategies and M&Ms

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.

Customize 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 – Panel

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

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

Connect with professors and students in Culinary Food Science, Diet and Exercise, Dietetics, Food Science, and Nutritional Science while you enjoy ice cream from the Iowa State Creamery.

Life as a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student – Panel

Being a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (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.

Major in Biology or Genetics: Informational Session on Charting Your Path to Careers in Human Medicine and Allied Human Health-Related Areas

Biology and Genetics are excellent majors for students interested in human health professions! Learn about these majors and how they can prepare you for applying to medical schools (including dental, optometry, physician assistant, etc.) and other allied health programs.

Microbiology – The “Swiss Army Knife of Majors” – Lab Tours

Whether you have interests in plant or animal health, food safety, medical or vet school, infectious diseases, or research, see how a major in Microbiology might be your ticket to an impactful career through lab tours.

*Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs at Iowa State

Come learn about pre-health tracks from current students who are planning to pursue medical school or other destinations such as physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health-related professions.

Tractor Engines, Mechanical Power Trains, and Hydraulic Systems, Oh My! Facility Tour

Tour hands-on lab spaces like the engines lab, power fluid lab, and the Tractor Power Lab where students learn about the theory and construction of tractor engines, mechanical power trains, and hydraulic systems.

Where Agronomy Meets Seed Science

Learn about opportunities in Agronomy and tour the internationally known Seed Science Center where they perform tests on tens of thousands of seed samples, making it one of the world’s largest seed testing programs.

Ivy College of Business

Careers & Internships at the Ivy College of Business

Learn more from Business Career Services about internships, career opportunities, and support for students in the Ivy College of Business.

*Ivy College of Business Overview

Overview of business majors, unique experiences, and exciting opportunities available to students in Ivy.

College of Design

*College of Design Facilities Tour

Visit classes, studios, resource rooms, and labs for all College of Design majors and also see common spaces like our shops, gallery, and cafe in this 45 minute student-led tour. Have questions and want the student perspective? Ask our tour leader as you explore our spaces.

Design in Context: The Relationship between Culture and Design Class Visit

How do your identities influence what you create? Why do art and design differ from person to person and place to place? What colors, symbols, or textures resonate with Midwesterners but not those in the South? First year students in the College of Design’s Core Program explore these ideas and more in DSNS 183: Design in Context. Visit the class to experience the discussion yourself.

*Industrial Design Tour and Studio Visits

Industrial design (also known as product design) is a growing field where design, business, and engineering meet to create products and services that improve the user experience. Visit sophomore and senior studio classes and tour the Armory’s fabrication lab to get an in-depth view of this major.

*Interior Design: Beyond HGTV

Humans spend 80 percent of their lives indoors. Learn how to impact human wellness through thoughtfully designed spaces with a nationally ranked BFA degree in the interior design program at Iowa State. In this session you’ll meet faculty and current students, see student work, and learn why our program graduates students who are in-demand.

*Landscape Architecture: Travel the Country

Experience mountains, beaches, prairies, deserts, major cities, forests, and more with a program designed to have you experience the American landscape: Landscape Architecture. Learn about the program and meet current students and faculty in this session where you will also see student work and hear about our one of a kind Traveling Savanna Studio.

*Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs at Iowa State

Come learn about pre-health tracks from current students who are planning to pursue medical school or other destinations such as physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health-related professions.

College of Engineering

Engineering Resource and Organization Fair

Talk with students and staff from academic departments, college resources, and student organizations that are ready to show you how to make the most of your Cyclone Engineering experience.

*Experience Aerospace Engineering

Take a self-guided tour of the department’s three floors of unique 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 simulation and testing (WiST) lab.

*Industrial Engineering – Processes, Production, People and Problem Solving

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.

*Materials Science and Engineering: Introducing the Landscape of Soft Materials

In this session, we will highlight the diverse opportunities in the field of materials science with an emphasis on soft matter and polymers.

*Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs at Iowa State

Come learn about pre-health tracks from current students who are planning to pursue medical school or other destinations such as physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health-related professions.

*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, food, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Learn about our degree program from an academic advisor and current chemical engineering undergraduate students.

College of Human Sciences

Athletic Training Information Session

Learn how courses, hands-on clinical experiences, experienced preceptors, and faculty combine high-tech equipment and state-of-the-art facilities in your journey to become an athletic trainer.

Early Childhood Education Showcase

Get an exclusive look into a major that makes a difference in people’s lives. Connect with students, faculty, and advisors while enjoying some snacks and winning prizes!

Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies Showcase

Get an exclusive look into a major that makes a difference in people’s lives. Connect with students, faculty, and advisors while enjoying some snacks and winning prizes!

Financial Counseling and Planning Showcase

Get an exclusive look into a major that makes a difference in people’s lives. Connect with students, faculty, and advisors while enjoying some snacks and winning prizes!

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

Connect with professors and students in Culinary Food Science, Diet and Exercise, Dietetics, Food Science, and Nutritional Science while you enjoy ice cream from the Iowa State Creamery.

Human Development and Family Studies Showcase

Get an exclusive look into a major that makes a difference in people’s lives. Connect with students, faculty, and advisors while enjoying some snacks and winning prizes!

*Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs at Iowa State

Come learn about pre-health tracks from current students who are planning to pursue medical school or other destinations such as physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health-related professions.

School of Education: Innovate and Create/Makerspace Tour

Tour our state-of-the-art Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching to learn about the teaching resources available to education students. Experience a hands-on activity.

Sip, Savor, and Learn about Event Management and Hospitality Management in a Faculty-Led Information Session

Discover Your Future in Event Management and Hospitality Management. Talk with faculty while you sip and savor coffee and cookies prepared by our student-operated café and restaurant.

Your Fashion Career in the Making

Join us in this session for hands-on activities to learn more about fashion buying, product development, and promotions in our student-run store, Innovate 1858!

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Do you have broad interests, but don’t have a major selected? 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 determine your academic path through the Open Option program.

Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration: Communicating Science Through Art

Discover how Science and art come together! Try your hand at scientific illustration and visualization.

Discover Chemistry Lab Tour

Meet chemistry faculty and tour spaces used by students and researchers in chemistry.

Explore Majors in Content Creation and Digital Communication

The Greenlee School curriculums offer skill-building and experiential learning to best prepare students for careers in advertising, public relations, and journalism and mass communication.

Explore the Environment and Sustainability – Panel

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

Major in Biology or Genetics: Informational Session on Charting Your Path to Careers in Human Medicine and Allied Human Health-Related Areas

Biology and Genetics are excellent majors for students interested in human health professions! Learn about these majors and how they can prepare you for applying to medical schools (including dental, optometry, physician assistant, etc.) and other allied health programs.

Political Science: 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.

*Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs at Iowa State

Come learn about pre-health tracks from current students who are planning to pursue medical school or other destinations such as physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health-related professions.

Researchers in the Making

Are you interested in conducting research or being part of a team that brings together scientists from different areas? This session will provide an overview of the high impact research that students are involved in at Iowa State.

You’re a Data Scientist in the Making: Current Student and Faculty Panel

Are you interested in learning more about opportunities in data science? Join us for a panel discussion and ask questions of current students and faculty members in the department.

Campus Experiences

*Admissions Next Steps Presentation

Learn about student life, academic resources, and your next steps in the admissions process to become a Cyclone.

*Campus Walking Tour

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

Complimentary Lunch

Enjoy complimentary lunch on campus.

Campus Resources

Army ROTC Scholarship Information Session

College First, Service Second! Interested in serving your country, but want the traditional college experience first? Army ROTC is widely recognized as one of the premier leadership development programs in the nation. Work toward a bachelor’s degree of your choosing and the same day you graduate college, you commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Duty Component, National Guard, or Army Reserves. 2-4 year merit-based scholarships available!

A Spectrum of Support: The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success

This session will introduce attendees to the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success, including its missions, programs, and resources. All are welcome to attend!

Entrepreneurship is for Everyone

Come learn about what the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship offers to all students.

ISU Naval ROTC Information Session

Learn how you can earn a scholarship while training for service as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.

Picture yourself WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) provides women in STEM with financial and academic resources, personal, career and leadership development, and access to role models and mentors. Come learn about how you can access these free resources and get involved with WiSE!

Sorority and Fraternity Information Session

Learn more about the Sorority and Fraternity Community at Iowa State including community values, resources, opportunities to get involved, traditions, and about what makes our councils and chapters unique.

TRIO Student Support Services Information Session

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that provides academic, career, financial literacy, and mentoring support to first generation, low-income, and students with disabilities at Iowa State. Come learn about our program, tour our space, and connect with our advisors and peer mentors!

We Support, You Succeed: Navigating Academics at Iowa State

Overview of services with the Academic Success Center and the best way for students to get connected.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Beyond Veterinary Medicine: Careers Outside of Being a Veterinarian – Panel

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.

Empowering Global Citizens: Peace Corps and Global Service Learning

Discover opportunities to gain global awareness and develop cross cultural skills through peace corps and global service learning opportunities at Iowa State University.

Life as a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student – Panel

Being a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 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.

Pre-Vet Information Panel

Learn from current students and advisors about the classes, internships, and experiences important in preparing for Vet School.

Ivy College of Business

Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Healthcare Management, Management Information Systems, and Business Analytics Information Session

Hear from professors in the Management and Entrepreneurship Department and the Information Systems and Business Analytics Department about the majors they offer.

College of Design

*1+3? 2+2? The Math of Transferring to Design

Transferring to the College of Design’s programs can be, in a word, complicated. Learn how your credits will transfer to our programs and what your plan of study will look like at Iowa State.

Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration: Communicating Science Through Art

Discover how science and art come together! Try your hand at scientific illustration and visualization.

*City Planning: A Major for Changing the World

Change starts with you. With a professional degree in community and regional planning you will be prepared to transform cities of all sizes through policy creation, environmental and ecological protection, community development, transportation design and land-use regulation. Meet faculty and students and see current student work while learning how you can become a leader for social, economic, and physical reform to improve quality of life for people, nature, businesses, and more.

*College of Design Facilities Tour

Visit classes, studios, resource rooms, and labs for all College of Design majors and also see common spaces like our shops, gallery, and cafe in this 45 minute student-led tour. Have questions and want the student perspective? Ask our tour leader as you explore our spaces.

Design in Context: The Relationship between Culture & Design Class Visit

How do your identities influence what you create? Why do art and design differ from person to person and place to place? What colors, symbols, or textures resonate with Midwesterners but not those in the South? First year students in the College of Design’s Core Program explore these ideas and more in DSNS 183: Design in Context. Visit the class to experience the discussion yourself.

*Graphic Design Information Session

You encounter thousands of graphics every day: your screen-printed t-shirt shirt; apps on your phone; packaging of your morning cereal; the cover of your latest good read. Discover how Iowa State’s graphic design program combines traditional and new media to create a problem that is nationally ranked with graduates who are in demand. Meet faculty, students, and see student work in this session.

*Industrial Design: About the Major & Student Life

How can you future-proof your undergraduate degree? What doors will open for you with a major in Industrial Design? How do we prepare students while at Iowa State? Where are our graduates? What is a sponsored studio? Learn about this exciting field for designers and problem solvers in this info session run by Industrial Design student ambassadors. We’ll cover the program as well as the student experience.

*Oh the Places You’ll Go! Design Careers and Study Abroad

In the College of Design, 65 percent of students participate in an international experience and 96 percent of our graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating. Learn how we provide an environment that encourages professional experiences and prepare our students to work anywhere in the world upon graduation with this session brought to you by Design Career Services and International Programs.

College of Engineering

Engineering Resource and Organization Fair

Talk with students and staff from academic departments, college resources, and student organizations that are ready to show you how to make the most of your Cyclone Engineering experience.

*Experience Aerospace Engineering

Take a self-guided tour of the department’s three floors of unique 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 simulation and testing (WiST) lab.

*Industrial Engineering – Processes, Production, People and Problem Solving

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.

*Vehicle Systems Development and Testing for Ag Engineering and Ag Systems Technology Majors

Overview of state-of-the-art technology in the world of off-road vehicle systems for agricultural production. Learn about the hands-on experiences in our coursework, student research, and student employment.

*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, food, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Learn about our degree program from an academic advisor and current Chemical Engineering undergraduate students.

College of Human Sciences

Early Childhood Education Showcase

Get an exclusive look into a major that makes a difference in people’s lives. Connect with students, faculty, and advisors while enjoying some snacks and winning prizes!

Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies Showcase

Get an exclusive look into a major that makes a difference in people’s lives. Connect with students, faculty, and advisors while enjoying some snacks and winning prizes!

Financial Counseling and Planning Showcase

Get an exclusive look into a major that makes a difference in people’s lives. Connect with students, faculty, and advisors while enjoying some snacks and winning prizes!

How the Kinesiology and Health Major Prepares you for a Health Career

Learn how kinesiology students gain the skills and experience to set themselves apart as they apply to their desired health professional programs and careers.

Human Development and Family Studies Showcase

Get an exclusive look into a major that makes a difference in people’s lives. Connect with students, faculty, and advisors while enjoying some snacks and winning prizes!

Pizza with Future Teachers – School of Education

Enjoy pizza and conversation with ISU education students. Time for questions will be provided.

Sip, Savor, and Learn about Event Management and Hospitality Management in a Faculty-Led Information Session

Discover Your Future in Event Management and Hospitality Management. Talk with faculty while you sip and savor coffee and cookies prepared by our student-operated café and restaurant.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration: Communicating Science Through Art

Discover how science and art come together! Try your hand at scientific illustration and visualization.

Experience Psychology!

Are you interested in learning more about psychology? This is your chance to learn about the field through a series of fun and engaging demonstrations led by Psychology professor Dr. Bob Hessling.

Explore the Theatre and Performing Arts with the Department of Music and Theatre

Current theatre students share their paths in the Performing Arts as they discuss majors/minors, experiences on and off the stage, internship opportunities, and more.

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

Leave this session with ideas of the job market and what employers are looking for, as well as how LAS Career Services can support students in their journey aiming towards life after Iowa State.

Campus Experiences

*Admissions Next Steps Presentation

Learn about student life, academic resources, and your next steps in the admissions process to become a Cyclone.

*Campus Walking Tour

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

Complimentary Lunch

Enjoy complimentary lunch on campus.

Campus Resources

Army ROTC Scholarship Information Session

College First, Service Second! Interested in serving your country, but want the traditional college experience first? Army ROTC is widely recognized as one of the premier leadership development programs in the nation. Work toward a bachelor’s degree of your choosing and the same day you graduate college, you commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Duty Component, National Guard, or Army Reserves. 2-4 year merit-based scholarships available!

ISU Naval ROTC Information Session

Learn how you can earn a scholarship while training for service as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.

Sorority and Fraternity Information Session

Learn more about the Sorority and Fraternity Community at Iowa State including community values, resources, opportunities to get involved, traditions, and about what makes our councils and chapters unique.

Study Abroad and Study Away: Student Perspectives

Learn about study abroad and domestic study away options, and hear from students about their experiences and how they influenced their ISU journeys.

We Support, You Succeed: Navigating Academics at Iowa State

Overview of services with the Academic Success Center and the best way for students to get connected.

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
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Communication
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Agricultural and Rural Policy Studies
  • Agricultural Systems Technology
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Ecology
  • Animal Science, Dairy Science, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology and Genetics
  • Culinary Food Science
  • Dietetics
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • Global Resource Systems
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutritional Science

Life as a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student – Panel

Being a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 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.

Ivy College of Business

Supply Chain Management and Marketing Information Session

A faculty-led information session on our supply chain and marketing majors.

College of Design

*Architecture: A Professional Degree

Iowa State University offers Iowa’s only accredited architecture degree program providing the foundation for licensure but is also nationally ranked and our students are in demand, making us a top choice no matter where you are from. Join architecture faculty and current students in this info session to learn about the program and why a professional degree matters, see student work, and discover student life.

Architecture 202: A Sophomore Studio Visit

Join sophomore architecture students in their studio classes to see what they are creating and meet faculty in the department.

Architecture 302: A Junior Studio

Join junior architecture students in their studio classes to see what they are creating and meet faculty in the department.

Architecture 402: A 4th Year Design Studio

Join fourth-year architecture students in their studio classes to see what they are creating and meet faculty in the department.

Architecture 506: Design & Media II

Join a 5th year architecture class where small-scale projects that investigate design representation through analogue and digital means are created.

A Tree Full of Poems: Design in Puerto Rico

College of Design students are studying presentation and representation, sustainability, resilience, and social entrepreneurship, in the archipelago of Puerto Rico. Join this class to experience what the students have learned and created by studying spaces, architectures, landscapes, artifacts, and media from Puerto Rico.

Bicycle Studio: A Class Visit

What is a bicycle and how it has evolved over its history? College of Design students are finding innovative ways to rethink bicycles while discussing the entire ecosystem of riding, including but not limited to trails, urban riding, accessories, and safety. The students are creating fully functional bikes utilizing the Armory Maker Space’s woodworking, metalworking, and alternative materials areas. Join this class to see what they’re creating.

Design and Food: Crafting a Culinary Experience

This College of Design course explores the connection between food and design, examining how creating culinary experiences (recipe, meal, and service) relate to design and innovation. The class emphasizes user-centered design, highlighting the importance of research and storytelling to create meaningful products and experiences. Join the class to see what our students are learning and creating!

Design for Health: A Multidisciplinary Studio

Sponsored by a design firm, this College of Design class is dedicated to creating healing environments in clinical settings, including a micro-hospital with primary care, emergency, acute care, and mental health facilities. Join this class to see what students have learned on their field trips throughout the Midwest and how they have put this into their designs.

Design – Historic and Cultural Preservation: Paris

This spring, College of Design students are collaborating on a project that involves the United States Department of State, the US Ambassador’s OECD Residence in Paris, France, and preservation experts, fostering international partnerships and advancing cultural heritage protection globally. Learn how students are utilizing cutting-edge technology such as LIDAR scanning, 3D photography, digital photogrammetry and other historic preservation methods to develop a web-and video-based narrative about the building and its environment.

Design in Context: The Relationship between Culture & Design Class Visit

How do your identities influence what you create? Why do art and design differ from person to person and place to place? What colors, symbols, or textures resonate with Midwesterners but not those in the South? First year students in the College of Design’s Core Program explore these ideas and more in DSNS 183: Design in Context. Visit the class to experience the discussion yourself.

Hospitality Design in Rome

Students from architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and other art and design majors are designing a hotel within the Flaminio District of Rome in a complex built for the 1960 Summer Olympic Games. Constructing a built environment requires the collaboration of various professionals and stakeholders. Students are learning to establish the fundamental design concepts and express them physically and visually. Join this class to see what our students have created and learned through their travel to Rome.

Introduction to Ceramics: A Class Visit

Join this class for an introduction to ceramic techniques including hand-building, high fire and low fire glaze applications and expressive approaches.

Jewelry & Metalsmithing Foundations: A Class Visit

Join this introduction to basic jewelry/metals design and fabrication class to see students forming, texturing, and using joining techniques (soldering/riveting) to create metal designs including jewelry.

Landscape Architecture 202: A Class Visit

Join sophomore landscape architecture students in their studios to see what they are creating and meet faculty.

Landscape Architecture 302: A Class Visit

Join junior landscape architecture students in their studios to see what they are creating and meet faculty.

Made in Iowa: 3D Printed Concrete from Waste

Concrete is the world’s most widely used construction material, responsible for 8 percent of annual green house gas emissions. There is urgent demand for innovations that can reduce the costs and environmental impacts associated with concrete design and construction. Join this class to see how students are designing and building a public library addition and courtyard designed to mitigate flooding through 3D printing recycled waste.

The Workplace of Tomorrow: Designing for Well-Being

College of Design students are exploring the future of workspaces while considering employee wellbeing, advanced technology, a rapidly changing society, and inclusive design.
Join this class to see how our students are learning to cater to the diverse needs of today’s workforce.

College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering at ISU

Making life better for those experiencing health-related challenges is what biomedical engineering is all about. This session explores some of the interesting biomedical-related research being conducted by our faculty and students.

Construction Engineering Information Session

Find out what construction engineering is and learn about the wide range of opportunities available for Iowa State construction engineers.

*Ecosystems, Vehicle Systems, Greenhouse Systems, and Biological Systems: The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Student Experience

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) has many curriculum options to choose from including Power and Machinery, Ecological, Food and Bioprocessing and Animal/Agricultural Production Systems. Come learn about these curriculum options in ABE from advisors and current students to hear about awesome hands-on/lab opportunities in classes and intriguing internship experiences.

*Electrical, Computer, and Cyber Security Advising Session

This is an overview of our majors and an opportunity to ask questions led by an academic advisor.

Engineering Study Abroad: Where in the World are You Going?

Picture yourself earning credits toward your major while meeting amazing people, experiencing cultures and exploring all corners of the globe. Let’s begin mapping your journey to becoming a global engineer.

*Experience Aerospace Engineering

Take a self-guided tour of the department’s three floors of unique 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 simulation and testing (WiST) lab.

*Industrial Engineering – Processes, Production,People and Problem Solving

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.

*Software Engineering Information Session and Student Panel

Want to learn what the software engineering major is and how you can impact the world? Please attend this information session and student panel.

*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, food, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Learn about our degree program from an academic advisor and current chemical engineering undergraduate students.

*Warming up to Materials Science

We will be showing students materials science through various experiments involving heat, including electroplating and brassing a penny, casting demonstrations, and others.

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, and Design
  • Culinary Food Science
  • Dietetics
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Event Management
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies
  • Financial Counseling and Planning
  • Food Science
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Kinesiology and Health and Athletic Training
  • Nutritional Science
  • Secondary Teacher Education

Attend a Human Development and Family Studies Class

Sit in on a class and experience for yourself how students combine their passion for helping people with the management and finance skills required to administer human services programs.

*Explore Majors in the College of Human Sciences

Learn more and ask questions about majors in the College of Human Sciences.

Kinesiology and Health Biomechanics Research Lab Interactive Session

Biomechanics maximizes human performance and prevents injuries. Observe a demonstration of equipment used to measure human movement, forces acting on the body, and muscle activity.

Sip, Savor, and Learn about Event Management and Hospitality Management in a Faculty-Led Information Session

Discover Your Future in Event Management and Hospitality Management. Talk with faculty while you sip and savor coffee and cookies prepared by our student-operated café and restaurant.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

*Academic Sessions

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

  • Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Linguistics, Public Relations, and Technical Communication
  • Anthropology, Classical Studies, and World Languages and Cultures
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology and Genetics
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Chemistry and Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
  • Climate Science, Earth Sciences, Geology, and Meteorology
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology
  • Data Science, Mathematics, and Statistics
  • English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • History
  • Music and Performing Arts
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology

*Academic Session: Open Option

Do you have broad interests, but don’t have a major selected? 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 determine your academic path through the Open Option program.

Campus Experiences

*Campus Walking Tour

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

Complimentary Lunch

Enjoy complimentary lunch on campus.

Campus Resources

Army ROTC Scholarship Information Session

College First, Service Second! Interested in serving your country, but want the traditional college experience first? Army ROTC is widely recognized as one of the premier leadership development programs in the nation. Work toward a bachelor’s degree of your choosing and the same day you graduate college, you commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Duty Component, National Guard, or Army Reserves. 2-4 year merit-based scholarships available!

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.

Get Involved at ISU!

Looking for information about clubs, organizations, events, and out-of-class involvement? Student Engagement staff will walk you through opportunities and resources to answer your questions.

Honors Program Open House

Are you already a member of the First-Year Honors Program in 2024? Still filling out your application and want more information? 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 can be a part of in the fall. Join us in Jischke!

ISU Naval ROTC Information Session

Learn how you can earn a scholarship while training for service as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.

US Air Force ROTC

During this session we will cover the different opportunities Air Force ROTC can offer at Iowa State University. We aim to develop Air and Space Force leaders of character. We accomplish this through an integrated training program combining academics, physical fitness, and character development.

We Support, You Succeed: Navigating Academics at Iowa State

Overview of services with the Academic Success Center and the best way for students to get connected.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Animal Science Teaching Farm Tour: Swine (Biosecurity measures in place – see description)

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.

Biochemistry from the Inside: Current Student Meet-and-Greet and Lab Tours

Get a feel for what it would REALLY be like to major in Biochemistry at Iowa State. Meet current biochemistry students on both research and pre-med tracks; sit in on a first-year biochemistry lab; and tour a research lab where undergraduates conduct research alongside graduate students. You’ll also meet Biochemistry faculty and staff you’d work with closely.

College of Veterinary Medicine Information Session

Our information session will have a 30-minute presentation regarding our programming, admissions requirements, application review process, and cost of admission. The last 15 minutes will be open for questions/clarifications.

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

Connect with professors and students in Culinary Food Science, Diet and Exercise, Dietetics, Food Science, and Nutritional Science while you enjoy ice cream from the Iowa State Creamery.

Jack Trice Turf Tour

Experience and learn about the turfgrass management processes of Jack Trice Stadium, home to Iowa State Cyclone Football.

Life as a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student – Panel

Being a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 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.

Major in Biology or Genetics: Life Science Research in the Making

Hear from a panel of current students in life sciences majors (Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) as they discuss high-impact activities they have been involved in as undergraduates (research, internships, study abroad travel courses, etc.).

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 western Montana! 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

Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Science, and Business Economics Information Session

Explore the language of business and what fuels business during this faculty-led session. Learn about our programs, experiences, and opportunities within these majors.

College of Design

Architecture 202: A Sophomore Studio Visit

Join sophomore architecture students in their studio classes to see what they are creating and meet faculty in the department.

Architecture 302: A Junior Studio

Join junior architecture students in their studio classes to see what they are creating and meet faculty in the department.

Architecture 402: A 4th Year Design Studio

Join fourth-year architecture students in their studio classes to see what they are creating and meet faculty in the department.

Architecture 506: Design & Media II

Join a 5th year architecture class where small-scale projects that investigate design representation through analogue and digital means are created.

*Art and Art History at Iowa State

Meet illustrators, photographers, painters, furniture designers, printmakers, jewelry makers, ceramists, fiber artists, art historians and explore the art and art history programs at Iowa State. Learn when an illustration major is coming to Iowa State, see current student work, and chat with faculty.

A Tree Full of Poems: Design in Puerto Rico

College of Design students are studying presentation and representation, sustainability, resilience, and social entrepreneurship, in the archipelago of Puerto Rico. Join this class to experience what the students have learned and created by studying spaces, architectures, landscapes, artifacts, and media from Puerto Rico.

Bicycle Studio: A Class Visit

What is a bicycle and how it has evolved over its history? College of Design students are finding innovative ways to rethink bicycles while discussing the entire ecosystem of riding, including but not limited to trails, urban riding, accessories, and safety. The students are creating fully functional bikes utilizing the Armory Maker Space’s woodworking, metalworking, and alternative materials areas. Join this class to see what they’re creating.

Design and Food: Crafting a Culinary Experience

This College of Design course explores the connection between food and design, examining how creating culinary experiences (recipe, meal, and service) relate to design and innovation. The class emphasizes user-centered design, highlighting the importance of research and storytelling to create meaningful products and experiences. Join the class to see what our students are learning and creating!

Design for Health: A Multidisciplinary Studio

Sponsored by a design firm, this College of Design class is dedicated to creating healing environments in clinical settings, including a micro-hospital with primary care, emergency, acute care, and mental health facilities. Join this class to see what students have learned on their field trips throughout the Midwest and how they have put this into their designs.

Design – Historic and Cultural Preservation: Paris

This spring, College of Design students are collaborating on a project that involves the United States Department of State, the US Ambassador’s OECD Residence in Paris, France, and preservation experts, fostering international partnerships and advancing cultural heritage protection globally. Learn how students are utilizing cutting-edge technology such as LIDAR scanning, 3D photography, digital photogrammetry and other historic preservation methods to develop a web-and video-based narrative about the building and its environment.

Design in Context: The Relationship between Culture & Design Class Visit

How do your identities influence what you create? Why do art and design differ from person to person and place to place? What colors, symbols, or textures resonate with Midwesterners but not those in the South? First year students in the College of Design’s Core Program explore these ideas and more in DSNS 183: Design in Context. Visit the class to experience the discussion yourself.

Hospitality Design in Rome

Students from architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and other art and design majors are designing a hotel within the Flaminio District of Rome in a complex built for the 1960 Summer Olympic Games. Constructing a built environment requires the collaboration of various professionals and stakeholders. Students are learning to establish the fundamental design concepts and express them physically and visually. Join this class to see what our students have created and learned through their travel to Rome.

Introduction to Ceramics: A Class Visit

Join this class for an introduction to ceramic techniques including hand-building, high fire and low fire glaze applications and expressive approaches.

Jewelry & Metalsmithing Foundations: A Class Visit

Join this introduction to basic jewelry/metals design and fabrication class to see students forming, texturing, and using joining techniques (soldering/riveting) to create metal designs including jewelry.

Landscape Architecture 202: A Class Visit

Join sophomore landscape architecture students in their studios to see what they are creating and meet faculty.

Landscape Architecture 302: A Class Visit

Join junior landscape architecture students in their studios to see what they are creating and meet faculty.

Made in Iowa: 3D Printed Concrete from Waste

Concrete is the world’s most widely used construction material, responsible for 8 percent of annual green house gas emissions. There is urgent demand for innovations that can reduce the costs and environmental impacts associated with concrete design and construction. Join this class to see how students are designing and building a public library addition and courtyard designed to mitigate flooding through 3D printing recycled waste.

Pre-Law Pathways at Iowa State

Join us for a discussion on how Iowa State and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences support Pre-Law students.

The Workplace of Tomorrow: Designing for Well-Being

College of Design students are exploring the future of workspaces while considering employee wellbeing, advanced technology, a rapidly changing society, and inclusive design.
Join this class to see how our students are learning to cater to the diverse needs of today’s workforce.

College of Engineering

*Biomedical Engineering Academic Information Session

Overview of the Biomedical Engineering program at Iowa State.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Serving You

Design buildings and infrastructure. Connect people and places. Protect human health and the environment. Attend this session and learn more about the role of civil and environmental engineers in society. Hear from current students about their experiences with internships, student organizations, study abroad, and undergraduate research. Then tour labs to see how you will learn to tackle and solve many problems facing society.

Engineering Study Abroad: Where in the World are You Going?

Picture yourself earning credits toward your major while meeting amazing people, experiencing cultures and exploring all corners of the globe. Let’s begin mapping your journey to becoming a global engineer.

*Experience Aerospace Engineering

Take a self-guided tour of the department’s three floors of unique 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 simulation and testing (WiST) lab.

*Industrial Engineering –Processes, Production, People and Problem Solving

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.

*Warming up to Materials Science

We will be showing students materials science through various experiments involving heat, including electroplating and brassing a penny, casting demonstrations, and others.

College of Human Sciences

Event Management Technology and Innovation

Learn how Event Management students gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technological tools including sound and lighting, 8K 360-degree camera, and drones.

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

Connect with professors and students in Culinary Food Science, Diet and Exercise, Dietetics, Food Science, and Nutritional Science while you enjoy ice cream from the Iowa State Creamery.

School of Education Opportunities: Spanning the Globe

Learn about opportunities around the world for education students to gain confidence and skills as they teach students from a different culture.

Sip, Savor, and Learn about Event Management and Hospitality Management in a Faculty-Led Information Session

Discover Your Future in Event Management and Hospitality Management. Talk with faculty while you sip and savor coffee and cookies prepared by our student-operated café and restaurant.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Behind the Scenes Tour of Fisher Theater

Get a backstage look into Fisher Theater and the shops and discuss opportunities to explore performance and Technical Theater at Iowa State.

Biochemistry from the Inside: Current Student Meet-and-Greet and Lab Tours

Get a feel for what it would REALLY be like to major in Biochemistry at Iowa State. Meet current biochemistry students on both research and pre-med tracks; sit in on a first-year biochemistry lab; and tour a research lab where undergraduates conduct research alongside graduate students. You’ll also meet Biochemistry faculty and staff you’d work with closely.

Careers in Mathematics

Discover the evolving and expanding career prospects in mathematics within the realms of business, industry, and government.

Careers in Statistics

Hear from current students and recent alumni about internships and job opportunities in statistics.

Enhancing your Communication Skills with Communication Studies

The Communication Studies major and minor teach the skills employers seek. Join us to discuss careers in Communications and participate in an experiential activity.

Explore Majors in Content Creation and Digital Communication

The Greenlee School curriculums offer skill-building and experiential learning to best prepare students for careers in Advertising, Public Relations, and Journalism and Mass Communication.

ISU Geology Field Station – A Virtual Field Trip

Mountains, fossils, and massive volcanoes... Come see what Geology and Earth Science students study each summer at our geology field station in Wyoming!

Major in Biology or Genetics: Life Science Research in the Making

Hear from a panel of current students in life sciences majors (Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) as they discuss high-impact activities they have been involved in as undergraduates (research, internships, study abroad travel courses, etc.).

*Pre-Law Pathways at Iowa State

Join us for a discussion on how Iowa State and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences support Pre-Law students.

Start Something in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Learn about innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and tour the Student Innovation Center.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy: Where Stellar Academics Meet Practical Career Paths

From dark matter to black holes, big questions of the universe have always been fascinating. Here’s 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.

Campus Experiences

*Campus Walking Tour

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

Campus Resources

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)

College First, Service Second! Interested in serving your country, but want the traditional college experience first? Army ROTC is widely recognized as one of the premier leadership development programs in the nation. Work toward a bachelor’s degree of your choosing and the same day you graduate college, you commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Duty Component, National Guard, or Army Reserves. 2-4 year merit-based scholarships available!

College of Veterinary Medicine Information Session

Our information session will have a 30-minute presentation regarding our programming, admissions requirements, application review process, and cost of admission. The last 15 minutes will be open for questions/clarifications.

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.

Honors Program Open House

Are you already a member of the First-Year Honors Program in 2024? Still filling out your application and want more information? 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 can be a part of in the fall. Join us in Jischke!

ISU Naval ROTC Information Session

Learn how you can earn a scholarship while training for service as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.

Music Ensembles and Theatre Opportunities

ISU’s Music and Theatre Department offers skill-building opportunities and experiential learning beneficial for college, career, and beyond.

Student Accessibility Services: Accommodations in College

Student Accessibility Services works with students with documented disabilities. In this session, we will review the accommodations request process, discuss timelines for these requests, how they are implemented, and provide time for questions!

TRIO Student Support Services Information Session

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that provides academic, career, financial literacy, and mentoring support to first generation, low-income, and students with disabilities here at Iowa State. Come learn about our program, tour our space, and connect with our advisors and peer mentors!

We Support, You Succeed: Navigating Academics at Iowa State

Overview of services with the Academic Success Center and the best way for students to get connected.

Admissions Counselor and Account Help Walk–In Appointments

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Campanile Room, Memorial Union

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Resource Fair

9:30–11:00 a.m.

College of Design Core Program Information Session

9:30–11:00 a.m.
Session will be available every 30 minutes during this time.

College of Design Drop–In T-shirt Screenprinting

9:30–11:00 a.m.

College of Human Sciences Resource Fair

9:30–11:00 a.m.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Resource Fair

9:30–11:00 a.m.

Office of Student Financial Aid Drop–In Advising

9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

Signing Day Table

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
ISU Bookstore, First floor, Memorial Union

Complimentary Lunch

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
See your folder for dining tickets and location.

Residence Hall Open House

Location and time coming soon.

Self-Guided Recreation Center Tours

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
State Gym or Lied Recreation Center

CyBowl & Billiards

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
CyBowl & Billiards, Ground floor, Memorial Union

The Workspace

9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Workspace, Ground floor, Memorial Union

Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Open House

12:00–2:00 p.m.

Military–Affiliated Student Center Open House

12:00–4:30 p.m.
5600 Memorial Union (5th floor)

Meet the Center for LBGTQIA+ Student Success

1:00–3:00 p.m.
4600 Memorial Union (4th floor)

Student Accessibility Services Walk-In Meetings

1:00–4:00 p.m.
1060 Hixson Lied Student Success Center

Transfer Center Open House

2:00–5:00 p.m.
0012 Enrollment Services Center