Destination Iowa State
Program Schedule

Thursday, August 19, 2021
5:00 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.

Destination Iowa State Check-In

Get your exclusive Iowa State gear. Remember to bring your ISUCard!

Scheman Building, Iowa State Center
5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m.

The Center of ExCYtement

Meet your DIS Team Leader and the other members of your team. Enjoy a picnic meal and explore ways you can get involved on campus as you prepare for Destination Iowa State 2021!

Lot C-2, south of Hilton Coliseum
7:15 p.m.

Destination Iowa State Kickoff

Rally together to celebrate the beginning of the new school year with Iowa State traditions and a few special guests, including President Wendy Wintersteen. Experience Hilton Magic the moment you become a Cyclone.

Hilton Coliseum


Friday, August 20, 2021
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Breakfast on Central Campus

Join your team at your assigned time to kick-start your day with a delicious pancake breakfast. Meet up with your team and plan for the fun day ahead!

Central campus
Assigned times

Cyclone Skills

Gather with other members of your team to share advice, get tips for academic success in and out of the classroom, build connections, explore Iowa State tech and make plans for the semester ahead.

Various campus locations
10:00 a.m–Noon


Network with other transfer students. Learn how to thrive during your first semester at Iowa State and hear about campus resources from a transfer student perspective.

Various campus locations
11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


Dine at one of the many ISU Dining venues. For locations and menus, check out the GET app.

Various locations
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Clone Quest

Get moving and explore campus during this interactive, app-based scavenger hunt. Take photos, answer trivia questions, explore campus, and search for the Secret Cy’s to win fabulous prizes.

Download Scavify to start the quest.

Iowa State Campus
6:30 p.m.

Welcome to Your Cyclone Home

Students living in Iowa State housing are invited to get to know their neighbors and new community. Check with your Resident Assistant for details.

Your housing community
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Late Night at the Memorial Union

Take over the Memorial Union with your group for three hours full of activities, music, food, and fun all showcasing the activities that make up your Memorial Union!

  • Bingo sponsored by ISU AfterDark
  • Mentalist performance with Student Union Board
  • Headphone Disco with Student Union Board
  • Bowling and Billiards at CyBowl
  • Crafts and demonstrations at The Workspace
  • And more!
Memorial Union


Saturday, August 21, 2021

10:00 a.m.–Noon


1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Recreation Nation

Your Rec, Your Way! Explore Iowa State’s recreation spaces at your assigned time to move and play in a variety of activities. Whether you try out Jump Fitness or Karaoke Cycling, take on the climbing wall, play E-Sports, or enjoy hoops or volleyball – there is something for everyone.

Be sure to wear activewear and closed-toe shoes!

Lied Recreation Center and State Gym/Beyer Hall
Assigned times

One Cyclone

One Cyclone. One Campus. One Conversation. During this thought-provoking, interactive program, you will examine your own identity and understand that others think, act, look, feel and live differently from you. One Cyclone encourages you to openly discuss your own feelings as you begin to understand how each one of us belongs to the Cyclone Nation.

Memorial Union
Various times


Dine at one of the many ISU Dining venues. For locations and menus, check out the GET app.

Various locations
Assigned times

Cyclone Skills II

Your team will connect to explore campus and learn all the things to be a successful Cyclone.

Various campus locations
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Hypnotist and Comedian chrisjones

See the show or be the show with star of America’s Got Talent, chrisjones. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Hilton Coliseum