Experience Iowa State
Experience Iowa State is different from a regular campus visit because you have the opportunity to talk to a student panel and attend a resource fair. You will go on a campus tour, residence hall tour, have lunch, and get to meet with an academic adviser just like on a regular campus visit! You also get the chance to customize your schedule so that you can attend activities that interest you and you want to learn more about.
- 8:15 am-8:45 am – Registration and Programs and Services Fair (Memorial Union)
You will begin with checking in and receiving an informational packet that has all the information you will need for the entire day. Also during this time, you get to learn about tons of areas on campus and what they have to offer to you!
- 8:45 am-9:20 am – Welcome and Information Session
You will then begin your day by briefly learning about Iowa State and what you will do during the day.
- 9:20 am-9:40 am – Student Panel
The student panel is a great way to learn about student life at the university from those experiencing it first hand! These students vary in age, major, hometowns, and experiences. So any question is a good question and you could get multiple answers. Go ahead and ask anything from their favorite class to where they lived freshman year and even where the best place is in Ames is to get a burrito!
- 10:00 am-10:50 am – Academic Information
You will get to sit down with an adviser of the major you are interested in and discuss what class you would need to complete in order to graduate. They will help you decipher if these classes would interest you and what path would best accommodate you. You can talk about more than just classes though, and see what other opportunities are available to you like internships, study abroad opportunities, and how your AP/PSEO credits will transfer!
- 11:00 am-12:00 pm – Complimentary Lunch
Experience ISU Dining first hand! This is where most students eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These dining centers are buffet/cafeteria style so there are many options from home cooked meals, sandwiches, international options, pizza, vegetarian options, and everything else!
- 12:10 pm-1:10 pm – Walking Tour of Campus
During the campus tour, you will be exposed to the six different colleges of Iowa State and the history of each of them. You will do a complete loop around campus and get to see a variety of buildings including a lecture hall and the library!
- 1:10 pm-2:00 pm, 2:10 pm-3:00 pm, 3:10 pm-4:00 pm – Afternoon Activity
The afternoon activities include a wide variety of options so that you can customize your visit! These include residence hall tours, tours of your prospective college (there is also an opportunity to tour the Vet Med college!), study abroad, music sessions, Greek life, honors, a farm tour, additional academic sessions, how to pay for college, pre-med and pre-law information sessions, and much more!
If there is something you are interested in but it is not covered during your visit, be sure to just ask about it so that you get the information you need! You will also be doing a lot of walking so make sure that you wear comfortable shoes and don’t bring a heavy bag with as it can become an inconvenience.
I hope you enjoy your Experience Iowa State visit and if you see me, be sure to say hello! 😀