Admitted students will visit campus Friday

The admissions team, undergraduate colleges and student service units are hosting their third spring Admitted Student Day on Friday, March 29 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) for more than 2,000 visitors. The group features students who have been offered admission to Iowa State, some of whom have accepted their offer. Many of them are visiting campus with family members for the first time -- or again -- to decide if Iowa State will be their school.

"A majority of our students will be first-time visitors, which makes help with navigation and wayfinding so impactful," said Brylee Groskreutz, campus visits coordinator in the office of admissions. "We also have many students who are using this experience as a follow-up visit to help make their college decision.

"We want to thank our entire campus community in advance for keeping an eye out for campus visitors Friday and going above and beyond to welcome them to campus."

An Iowa State experience

Admitted Student Day

9 a.m. Welcome, Stephens Auditorium
9:30-11 a.m., College open houses and resource fairs, various locations
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Breakout sessions, various locations:

  • 11-11:45 a.m.
  • 12:05-12:50 p.m.
  • 1:10-1:55 p.m.
  • 2:15-3 p.m.
Noon-4:30 p.m., checkout, Soults Family Visitors Center, MU


Admitted Student Day begins at Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center, with check-in and a 9 a.m. welcome. All prospective students have a personalized schedule they selected prior to their visit. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., colleges and student services offices will host open houses at locations around campus. A series of 45-minute breakout information sessions start at 11 a.m. and continue every 65 minutes until 3 p.m. These sessions will provide insight to specific programs and majors, for example aerospace engineering or athletic training, city planning or financial counseling.

Campus walking tours, residence hall open houses and drop-in opportunities at student financial aid, Honors program, study abroad and other offices also will be offered throughout the day.

A few notes:

  • A signing day table will be set up in the ISU Book Store (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) for admitted students who'd like to sign their "certificate of intent" to enroll at Iowa State.
  • All visitors will receive complimentary ISU Dining tickets for lunch and may use them between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Seasons Marketplace in the Maple Willow Larch commons, Union Drive Marketplace, Friley Windows or the Memorial Union food court.
  • CIT maroon shuttle buses for visiting families will run all day from Stephens Auditorium to the Memorial Union west driveway. Visitors also are encouraged to use the CyRide orange route or walk to navigate central campus.
  • Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Soults Family Visitor Center, Memorial Union ground floor, with any last questions before they depart campus. Students who signed their certificate of intent or previously accepted their admission offer can register for new student orientation in June.