Student Services

Welcome to Human Sciences Student Services

The College of Human Sciences Student Services office is located in 131 MacKay Hall. Please stop by anytime during our office hours for assistance. Our current office hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Thanksgiving week we are available 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Wednesday and closed Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28.

In addition to the information found in these pages, Student Services includes the following programs:

Career Services

Multicultural Programs

International Programs


Student News

Iowa State partnership to improve awareness and access to dementia services

Dementia is a difficult and complex diagnosis. Unlike cancer or heart disease, dementia is a terminal illness that often goes undiagnosed and is difficult to treat.

The ISU Fashion Show was once held on the south steps of MacKay Hall and other smaller venues including MacKay Auditorium, Curtiss Hall, Fisher Theater and LeBaron Auditorium. This photo was taken in 1980. The show moved to Stephens Auditorium in 2005. Contributed photo.
Fashion Show hits its stride in the past decade

What started decades ago as a small, informal gathering on the steps of MacKay Hall has grown into one of the largest, most prestigious student-run fashion shows in the nation that’s a source of pride for Iowa State University.

Students Abigail Jones and Kelsie Witt helped design and produce silk scarves that are sold in the Iowa State University Book Store. Photo by Blake Lanser. Students design scarves sold in book store

Iowa State University students design, produce, and sell their own product for academic credit as part of an independent study course in apparel, merchandising, and design.

The ISU Diabetic Education Club — a newly formed student club at Iowa State University aimed at raising awareness about diabetes — will hold a Beat Diabetes Walk this Wednesday. Photo by Blake Lanser.ISU Diabetic Education Club holds campus walk

A newly formed student club at Iowa State University aimed at raising awareness about diabetes will hold its first event this week: an indoor, lunchtime walk on campus that’s free and open to the public.

Celia Bravard, an Iowa State senior majoring in food science, is learning how to improve attributes of food such as texture and flavor. Photo by Blake Lanser.“Foodies” flock to food science programs at Iowa State

For Celia Bravard, the most exciting thing about food is how she can make it better.

Michelle Shealy works with kindergarten students at Meeker Elementary in Ames as part of her student teaching experience.ISU’s School of Education overcoming challenges to place record number of student teachers

It’s fair to say that Michelle Shealy had a few nerves the first time she stood in front of a roomful of kindergarten students at Meeker Elementary in Ames and realized she was in charge. The Iowa State University elementary education major spent weeks observing in the classroom, after years of preparation on campus, and knew it was time to demonstrate her skills and knowledge.

The Swim & Gym provides an opportunity for Ames youth to participate in physical fitness activities with kinesiology students. Photo by Blake Lanser. After-school program introduces kids to physical fitness

An Iowa State University after-school program in its 10th year is teaching kids the fundamentals of physical fitness.

Seven apparel design students each designed and produced a “nature-inspired” alien costume for Reiman Gardens. Photo by Anne Krapfl.Students create alien costumes for Reiman Gardens event

Seven apparel design students this fall faced a real-world challenge: Meet the deadline, stay on budget and keep the client happy.

Allie Lansman, an Iowa State junior majoring in dietetics, lost 50 pounds and will appear on The Biggest Loser as a youth ambassador from the National 4-H Healthy Living Management Team. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.Iowa State students to appear on The Biggest Loser

An Iowa State University student who battled childhood obesity but has since lost 50 pounds will appear on NBC-TV’s The Biggest Loser at 7 p.m. Thursday as a youth ambassador for healthy living.

Robert Bosselman, Hannah Gibbs, Pamela White, and Jonathan Wickert cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the $3.2 million MacKay Hall renovation. Photo by Blake Lanser.MacKay Hall event celebrates building’s history and future

Ruth Ann Robson had just one word for the newly renovated lecture classroom on MacKay Hall’s second floor: “Wow.”