Information for Families

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Please refer to the Student Orientation Handbook for information on student rights and responsibilities, registration, academic information, campus resources and services, and other frequently asked questions.

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CONTENTS

Family Pages

  • Parent and Family Program - page 1
  • Your Relationship With Your Student - page 1
  • Safety First - page 1
  • Ease the Transition - page 1
  • Move-In Day Tips - page 2
  • Staying Connected - page 2
  • Campus Resources - page 3
  • Top Ten Tips for Families - page 4
  • Principles of Community - page 5

Questions and Answers

  • When does everything start? - page 1
  • Where am I going to live? - page 1
  • When do I pay my university bill? - page 2
  • How do I get around campus? - page 4
  • What if I need medical attention? - page 5
  • What will I need at Iowa State? - page 6
  • What changes can I expect? - page 6
  • How can I get involved? - page 7
  • Talk like an Iowa Stater - page 7

Rights and Responsibilities

  • Confidentiality information policies - page 11
  • Academic regulations - page 14
  • Computer security and ethics - page 16
  • Harassment and hazing - page 17
  • Safety on campus - page 17

Academics and Registration

  • Four-year Graduation Plan - page 19
  • Academic information - page 19
  • Registering for classes - page 22
  • Monthly planner - page 25
  • University calendar - page 29

Resources and Services

  • Campus directory - page 33
  • Things to know, places to go - page 34
  • Information technology and computing services - page 35
  • Campus resources and opportunities - page 36
  • Community resources - page 42

History and Traditions

  • Iowa State History - page 47
  • Iowa State Traditions - page 48

FAMILY CALENDAR

The Family Calendar was created to give family members a look their student's school year. It lists important deadlines, events, campus resources, and also features ways for your student to get involved during their first year at Iowa State.

Family Calendar