Destination Iowa State Schedule of Events

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
2:30 pm and 4:30 pm Meet Your Team Various Locations

Meet with the other members of your Cyclone Aide team at your assigned location, grab your DIS swag bag, and enjoy a snack provided as you prepare for Destination Iowa State 2020!

Kickoff

Rally together to celebrate the beginning of the new school year with Iowa State traditions and a few special guests. Tune in to the New Student Programs YouTube channel for "Destination Iowa State Kickoff 2020" at bit.ly/3hDL2Mk.

Friday, August 14, 2020
9:00 - 11:00 am Breakfast on Central Campus Central Campus

CARDINAL team members will join your team at your assigned time to kick-start your day with a delicious pancake breakfast! Meet-up with your team and plan for the fun day ahead.

Assigned times Cyclone Skills Various campus locations

Gather with other members of your Cyclone Aide team to share advice, get tips for academic success in and out of the classroom, build connections, and make plans for the semester ahead with this interactive team session. View a message from faculty on the New Student Programs YouTube channel.

8:00 am - 8:00 pm Recreation Nation State Gym

Your Rec, Your Way! Explore Iowa State’s recreation spaces on your own time to move and play in a variety of activities. Be sure to wear active wear and closed-toe shoes!

1:00 - 5:00 pm Clone Quest Iowa State Campus

Get moving and explore campus during this interactive, app-based scavenger hunt. Take photos, answer trivia questions, explore campus, and search for Secret Cy to win fabulous prizes. Download Scavify to start the quest!

8:30 pm Movie Night Jack Trice Stadium

Come join your fellow Cyclones to watch Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse in one of campus’ most iconic locations. Doors open at 8:00 pm and the show begins at 8:30 pm. Enter through Gate 2 or Gate 3 for ADA accessibility. Parking available in Lot S8.


Saturday, August 15, 2020
9:00 - 11:00 am Breakfast on Central Campus Central Campus

GOLD team members will join your team at your assigned time to kick-start your day with a delicious pancake breakfast! Meet-up with your team and plan for the fun day ahead.

Assigned times Meet-up at the Memorial Union Memorial Union

You and your group get to take over the Memorial Union for two hours full of activities, music, food, and fun all showcasing the activities that make up your Memorial Union! Your Cyclone Aide will give you a button which is your pass to attend at your time slot.

  • Bingo sponsored by ISU AfterDark
  • Mentalist performance sponsored by Student Union Board
  • Bowling and Billiards at CyBowl
  • Crafts and demonstrations at The Workspace
  • Karaoke with First-Year Council and Campus Service Council
  • Nine Square with Dance Marathon
  • And More!

Textbook Reservation Information

If you reserved textbooks from the University Book Store in the Memorial Union, you may pick them up during Destination Iowa State. The pick-up location is 0303 Memorial Union.


Student Accessibility

Student Accessibility Services is located in 1076 Student Services Building or available by phone at 515 294-7220. Please call or stop by if you have any questions or need accommodations. If you have concerns about any part of Destination Iowa State, please reach out to the New Student Programs office at nsp@iastate.edu.

Note: A comprehensive planning effort has been launched to bring students back to campus for the fall semester, including in-person classes, reopening of residence halls, and an experience that is the hallmark of an Iowa State education. These plans will be supported with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Iowa Board of Regents – with the safety of students, faculty, and staff as our highest priority. We’ll provide updates as they become available, and you are also welcome to follow our progress at web.iastate.edu/safety/updates/covid19.