While fall semester classes begin on Monday, Aug. 25, colleges will take several weeks to officially open the new academic year. Below is a list of college opening events for faculty and staff, as well as three all-university events scheduled for mid-September.
- Thursday, Aug. 21: College of Human Sciences, Fall convocation (8-11 a.m., Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center)
- Friday, Aug. 22: College of Business, Faculty-Staff family picnic (6-8 p.m., Big Bluestem Shelter, Moore Memorial Park)
- Monday, Aug. 25: College of Design, Welcome reception for all faculty and staff (6-8 p.m., Beckman Forum, King Pavilion)
- Tuesday, Aug. 26: College of Engineering, Fall convocation (3:10-4 p.m., Howe auditorium), reception follows in the Howe Hall atrium
- Wednesday, Aug. 27: College of Veterinary Medicine, Fall convocation (8 a.m., 1226 Vet Med), continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 28: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Fall convocation (4:10 p.m., MU Sun Room), reception follows
- Thursday, Sept. 11: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fall convocation (3:30 p.m., MU Sun Room), reception follows
- Sunday, Sept. 7: Fanfare Concert, featuring ISU music faculty and students (3 p.m., Tye Hall, Music Building), free admission
- Friday, Sept. 12: President Steven Leath's annual address (8-9 a.m., MU Great Hall), refreshments available prior to the 8:15 a.m. address, with time for Q&A following it
- Monday, Sept. 22: University faculty and staff awards ceremony (3:30 p.m., MU Great Hall), reception follows