Colors that say 'welcome'

Students walk outside Black Engineering amid orange leaves

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Students walk under a canopy of shifting fall colors this week near Black Engineering. Campus is transitioning from greens and yellows to vibrant hues just in time to help welcome thousands of Cyclone guests for Family Weekend, Oct. 14-16. About 900 Iowa State families -- more than 2,800 individuals -- will visit this weekend. Sponsored by the dean of students office, Family Weekend features loads of family-friendly events and activities on campus, as well as discounts at area businesses to encourage visitors to explore Ames, too.