Orientation

Important Announcements
Important Announcements

Your Orientation 2021 Adventure

Welcome to our newest Cyclones!

For those looking ahead to Summer 2021, we are preparing for online orientation and virtual advising. In addition, we are exploring the possibility for an on-campus opportunity for those interested in visiting campus. More details about our programming, how to complete online orientation, and register for classes will be shared in late March. 

Students, don’t forget to plan to attend Destination Iowa State, held the Thursday through Saturday before classes start. This event is a great way to kickstart your adventure as a Cyclone.   

Go Cyclones! 

Frequently asked questions

Orientation is for students who have accepted their offer of admission to Iowa State University and plan to enroll in an upcoming term. Through orientation, you will register for your first semester classes and learn all about what makes Iowa State University special. Orientation is designed to help you make the adjustment to your new Cyclone home and set you up for success!

At orientation, you will be given the opportunity to:

  • Meet with an academic adviser
  • Register for your first semester of classes
  • Get to know the Iowa State campus
  • Learn about student resources like financial aid, dining, housing, counseling, and more
  • Find involvement and leadership opportunities
  • Register for Destination Iowa State