Orientation

Important Announcements
Important Announcements

Orientation Virtual Experience

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health and safety of our students, guests, faculty and staff, orientation services for Spring 2021 will be offered online. Additional information and instructions for participating in online orientation will be emailed to you in mid-October.   

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