New student orientation

Orientation split between virtual sessions and August Week of Welcome

Out of an abundance of caution and to prioritize the health and safety of our guests and campus, we are remodeling our summer Orientation due to the continuous spread of COVID-19. We know how disappointing and disruptive this is to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus in August for the Week of Welcome. Until then check back here and follow us on Facebook to stay updated on the virtual opportunities we will be providing incoming students throughout June.


Orientation provides you, a newly admitted student, with tools and tips to get your college career off to a friendly and successful start. You will have the opportunity to set up your Iowa State email, obtain your ISUCard (ID) and tour the campus, CHS buildings, classrooms and labs will be part of the day's schedule. You will meet with other students, academic advisers, and faculty to plan your first term schedule of classes and learn more about your major.

Some of the resources you may be introduced to will be:

If you change your major after orientation or have questions, please call the Human Sciences Student Services Office at 515-294-6466. Other information about orientation is available on the Office of Admissions website