In an update about fall public health plans, senior leaders urged employees and students to get vaccinated, the No. 1 way to protect against COVID-19. They're also encouraging the campus community -- regardless of vaccine status -- to wear face masks indoors when around others, though vaccinations and masking remain personal choices.
Students who completed their ISU degrees in spring, summer or fall 2020 will have the chance to walk across a stage and hear their name read aloud. The morning ceremony, for recipients of all four degree types, will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, in Hilton Coliseum.
Every morning, an ISU college or unit will demonstrate innovation happening in their areas, based on exhibitions at last spring's Ignite Innovation Showcase. In the afternoon, student teams will face off in a LEGO sculpture contest as an ISU alumnus constructs a life-sized LEGO depiction of one of ISU's most-recognized innovators: George Washington Carver.
ISU employees who live in surrounding communities can diminish the downsides of a daily drive to Ames by joining a van pool. It makes getting to work cheaper and easier, with a reduced carbon footprint and increased connections with colleagues.
The FAQ provides additional guidance from university counsel and the provost's office on how Iowa State training and teaching may be affected.