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Activities and involvement

College is more than just academics. Find community and get involved to make the most of your time at Iowa State. Flourish in the welcoming, vibrant Iowa State and Ames community.

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Athletics and recreation

Go all in on the Cyclone experience with a front-row seat to thrilling athletics. Work up a sweat in state-of-the-art recreation facilities. Join a sports club or sign up for an intramural competition.

There is so much to do here

A group of students having a meal at Clyde's.

Housing and Dining

Staying well and keeping your college career on course starts on campus. Get a degree and make some friends along the way.

More about housing and dining
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    Dining options

    With more than 20 locations across campus, it's easy to find a fresh, homemade meal when you need it. Wherever you live, there's a meal plan to fit your lifestyle.

  • Students hanging out in a residence hall room

    Housing options

    Live on campus to meet lifelong friends. You'll be just steps away from class, fresh-made food and that morning cup of coffee without a commute. Live-in staff help plan academic programs and connect you with campus resources when you need an assist.