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.   

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Frequently asked questions

Orientation is a program for students who have accepted their offer of admission to Iowa State University and plan to enroll in an upcoming term.

When you attend orientation, you will register for your first semester classes. In addition, you will increase your knowledge of Iowa State University, including important policies and procedures. Orientation will also help prepare you for the personal and social adjustments you will make upon entering Iowa State University.

At orientation, you will be provided an opportunity to do the following:

  • Meet with an academic adviser
  • Register for classes
  • Obtain your ISUCard (permanent identification card)
  • Sign up for your Iowa State e-mail account
  • Become familiar with the campus
  • Consult with a financial aid adviser, if needed
  • Learn about resources such as tutoring, counseling, and student clubs
  • Register for Destination Iowa State