Cy's Sibs

Cy's Sibs is hosted for rising 5th–9th graders who are siblings of students participating in freshman summer orientation. The program is designed to offer younger siblings an adventure of their own! College exploration, recreational activities, a scavenger hunt, and special graduation ceremony are just a few of the program's highlights.

Program information

Cy's Sibs takes place from 12:15 – 5:00 p.m. on Day One of orientation. All activities will take place on the Iowa State campus and participants will be chaperoned for the duration of the program by Iowa State staff and students. Registration one week prior to your student's orientation date is encouraged.

In order to pick up your child after the Cy's Sibs program, you will need to provide a photo ID so we can verify your identity. This process has been put into place as a safety measure for the participants of the Cy's Sibs program.

Siblings will not want to miss this chance to choose their adventure at Iowa State! Register today!

Cy's Sibs Hangin' with Cy

Cy's Sibs Meet New Friends
Program Schedule
12:15 pm Check-in with Orientation Staff
Location: Soults Family Visitors Center, Memorial Union
Early arrivals will not be able to check in until 12:15 p.m.
12:30 pm Your Adventure Awaits!
College Information Session
Location: Soults Family Visitors Center, Memorial Union
1:15 pm Bowling and Games
Location: CyBowl & Billiards, Memorial Union
2:00 pm Cy Quest!
Iowa State Traditions and History Scavenger Hunt
Location: Various locations on campus
2:45 pm Exer-CY-ze! Get active at State Gym
Location: State Gym
3:45 pm It's Not Goodbye, It's "See You Later"
A special "See You Later" session to send off older siblings
Location: 0198 Parks Library
4:30 pm Cy's Send Off Graduation Ceremony
Location: 101 Carver Hall
5:00 pm Reunite with Family
Location: Ground floor, Union Drive Community Center

What do past participants say about Cy's Sibs?

"I had a very good time. I wish I could do Cy's Sibs again." Cy's Sibs Participant

"Overall, Cy's Sibs was so fun and awesome! I loved the mentors." Cy's Sibs Participant

"It was very fun and I learned a lot about ISU. I had way more fun than I thought I would." Cy's Sibs Participant

"They both loved it! Cy's Sibs made them feel as if they were just as important as the new student. They loved the scavenger hunt and feeling like a "college student." Great program!" Cy's Sibs Family Member

"Our son was nervous about participating with a group when he didn't know anyone. He made friends and raved about the experience. Thank you." Cy's Sibs Family Member

"Because of Cy's Sibs he knows where his brother will be for college and he has good memories of ISU. What a great way to give a 9th grader positive feelings toward college." Cy's Sibs Family Member