Daily Campus Visit

A visit to campus includes an enrollment presentation, a campus tour, and a residence hall tour. On most weekdays we can arrange a visit with an adviser or professor in the academic area of your choice.

Registration Information

Reservations made within at least 5 days prior to your scheduled visit date are appreciated. While it is possible to arrange a visit on short notice we strongly recommend planning ahead so that we can meet your campus visit needs.

Plot your own course

Other activities can be arranged according to your special interest. You may choose to meet with staff from the University Honors Program, ROTC program, and Women in Science and Engineering. We recommend visiting campus while classes are in session, as some visit options may not be available during breaks.

In order to provide the best campus visit experience, we ask that all prospective students register individually.

Daily Visit Options

Option A - Monday through Friday
9:00 am Please check-in with the Admissions Staff to start your day at Iowa State University.
9:15 am Preview of Iowa State - Information session with an admissions counselor which provides an overview of Iowa State, academic programs and services, and the application process.
10:00 am Campus Tour - A walking tour around the Iowa State campus with a student tour guide.
1:10 pm Academic Information Session - You may choose to visit with an academic adviser in the department you are interested in. This informal session is frequently conducted with other students and families with similar interests. When you schedule a visit, we encourage you to select an academic area of interest to explore, even if you are "undecided". These sessions may not be available when classes are not in session.
2:10 pm Engineering College Tour. - Optional
2:10 pm Pre-Medical & Pre-Health School Preparation Session - Optional
3:10 pm Music Ensembles/Music Minor Information. - Optional
3:15 pm Women in Science and Engineering Information. - Optional

If you are interested in the Veterinary Medicine Tour, the College of Vet Med offers select weekday tours. Please work with Vet Med directly to schedule the tour. You will receive your confirmation materials from them. We suggest you schedule your Vet Med tour at 2:00 or later to ensure your visit runs smoothly . Please contact Vet Med directly with any questions you have regarding the tour.

* Depending on the time of your Vet Med tour, you may have to leave your previous appointment early. Please allow at least 30 minutes travel time to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Please also allow at least 30 minutes travel time to return to campus.

Option B - Monday through Friday
9:00 am Honors Program Information. - Optional
10:00 am Please check-in with the Admissions Staff to start your day at Iowa State University.
10:15 am Preview of Iowa State - Information session with an admissions counselor which provides an overview of Iowa State, academic programs and services, and the application process.
1:10 pm Academic Information Session - You may choose to visit with an academic adviser in the department you are interested in. This informal session is frequently conducted with other students and families with similar interests. When you schedule a visit, we encourage you to select an academic area of interest to explore, even if you are "undecided". These sessions may not be available when classes are not in session.
2:10 pm Campus Tour - A walking tour around the Iowa State campus with a student tour guide.
2:10 pm Engineering College Tour. - Optional
2:10 pm Pre-Medical & Pre-Health School Preparation Session - Optional
3:10 pm Music Ensembles/Music Minor Information. - Optional
3:10 pm Air Force ROTC information. - Optional
3:10 pm Army ROTC information. - Optional
3:10 pm Navy / Marines ROTC information. - Optional
3:15 pm Women in Science and Engineering Information. - Optional

Option D - Saturday
9:00 am Please check-in with the Admissions Staff to start your day at Iowa State University.
9:15 am Preview of Iowa State - Information session with an admissions counselor which provides an overview of Iowa State, academic programs and services, and the application process.
10:00 am Campus Tour - A walking tour around the Iowa State campus with a student tour guide.