Fall and Winter Break Office Hours

Fall Break | November 19-21 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
University Holidays | November 22-23 | Closed
Winter Break | December 17-21 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
University Holidays | December 24-25 | Closed
Winter Break | December 26-31 | Closed
University Holiday | January 1  | Closed
Winter Break | January 2-11 |8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Welcome message from Dr. Harmon

I am thrilled to welcome all 29,621 undergraduates and 5,371 graduate students to campus, a total of 34,992 students!

For those of you new to Iowa State, I am excited to have you on campus and look forward to sharing in your adventures at Iowa State. Whether you are new or returning and no matter what you are studying or what your interests are, Iowa State has plenty of opportunities to enrich your education and grow your academic career:»»»

Fall enrollment: Nearly 35,000

Iowa State University’s fall 2018 enrollment is a robust 34,992, the fourth-largest in school history. Of that number, 29,621 are undergraduates – the largest number enrolled at any Iowa college or university. »»»

Principles of Community

Not sure where to go for student health and wellness? Start here!

There’s no wrong door when it comes to health and wellness services at Iowa State. Start at and we’ll help you find the services you need. »»»

Renovated dining venues reopen

Check out what’s new at ISU Dining venues across campus.  »»»

Baldwin named assistant vice president for student health and wellness

Erin Baldwin, Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Wellness/Director, Thielen Student Health Center

This position is responsible for developing a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to student health and wellbeing for a growing and diverse student population. »»»

Student Health and Wellness Awarded Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Student Health and Wellness is pleased to announce that it has received a $306,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). »»»

Lipsey named director of TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSSP)

Rob Lipsey, director TRIO SSSP

Rob Lipsey, interim director of TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSSP) has been appointed director of the program. (more…)

MU ranked #4!

Iowa State University’s Memorial Union is nationally ranked as 4th “Most Amazing Campus Student Union” for its unique features and history. »»»

Looft named director of the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center

Ruxandra (Sandra) Looft, advising coordinator and lecturer in the department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) as well as a faculty affiliate in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, has been named director of the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center (MSWC) effective June 18.  (more…)

Simpson named university registrar

Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson, director of enterprise student systems at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, has been named university registrar, effective May 21. »»»

$1 million available in degree completion grants

Athletics department will be donating $1 million to the Financial Aid Office for students having financial difficulty completing their degrees. »»»

Leptien named director of Learning Communities at Iowa State University

Dr. Jennifer Leptien

Dr. Jennifer Leptien has been named director of Learning Communities, effective January 12.


Temporary Protective Status (TPS) information and updates

Information about TPS including resources and links for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua.  »»»

Writing and Media Center (WMC) helping students become stronger, more confident communicators


New NCORE-ISCORE project office

The Division of Student Affairs announces a university office for the Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE), held in March, and Iowa State’s participation in the annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), held in early June. »»»

Student directory info to be scaled back

Off-campus users no longer will see student phone numbers or email addresses online, but will be able to send emails through a web submission form offered with the directory listings. »»»

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen officially assumes role of president of Iowa State University

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen was named the 16th president of Iowa State University on Oct. 23, 2017, and officially assumed the office Nov. 20. Read her introductory email expressing her commitment to engaging the campus community and others in developing a plan to make Iowa State the best land-grant university in the nation.  

Statement on the White Supremacist Posters

I encourage members of our community to stay focused on making Iowa State a better community for all. We will not be distracted or deterred by this small hate-filled group. »»»


Information about DACA, resources, and links.  »»»

2017 Fall enrollment is second highest on record

Iowa State’s fall 2017 enrollment is 36,321, the second-largest in school history. »»»

Interim President Allen on DACA

Iowa State University remains ‘welcoming, inclusive, equitable for all, regardless of immigration status.’ »»»

UPDATE: message for students and families affected by recent events and storms

Please do not hesitate to contact us and request assistance. There are a number of ways to reach our services. »»»


Know the Code is designed to help students, faculty, and staff understand the Student Disciplinary Regulations at Iowa State. »»»

Statement from Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Martino Harmon regarding racist social media post

The social media post containing a slur that was reported today was racist, thoughtless and hurtful. It was particularly troubling in light of the recent occurrences in Charlottesville »»»

Interim President Dr. Allen condemns events in Charlottesville

We value people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, abilities, and backgrounds. Hatred, racism, and bigotry have no place at Iowa State University. »»»

June 26, 2017 Supreme Court Decision

The US Supreme Court issued a decision on the Executive Order (EO) containing a travel advisory for nationals of the six countries named in the EO (Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, and Somalia). »»»

LGBT student services office modifies its name

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Services is now The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success. The new name aligns with national trends towards enhanced inclusion of the vast identities students hold regarding sexuality and gender. The name also is intended to better reflect the mission, programs, services and resources offered in the office.

Winfrey joins the division of student affairs

Steve Winfrey MU director

Steve Winfrey

Steve Winfrey, director of the Memorial Union (MU) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, has been named director of the Memorial Union at Iowa State University, effective August 14. (more…)

Naming of the George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center

Iowa State University and the Jackson family celebrated the naming of the Dr. George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center at 517 Welch Avenue on Saturday, May 20, 2017. »»»

Davidson named director, student counseling services

Dr. Joyce Davidson

Dr. Joyce Davidson

Dr. Joyce Davidson, interim director of student counseling service (SCS) has been named director, effective June 1, 2017.  (more…)

McCallum Beatty named director of International Students and Scholars Office

Dr. Krista McCallum Beatty

Dr. Krista McCallum Beatty

Dr. Krista McCallum Beatty, director of the International Student and Faculty services (ISFS) at Ohio University in Athens, has been named director of the International Students and Scholars office (ISSO), effective May 24. »»»

Suchan tapped as interim registrar

Senior associate registrar Jennifer Suchan was named interim registrar, succeeding Laura Doering. »»»

Doering named associate vice president

Laura Doering

Laura Doering                         Photo credit: Hunter Martin

Laura Doering, registrar at Iowa State University, has been named associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, effective March 20. »»»

Englin named assistant vice president

Pete Englin

Pete Englin

Pete Englin, director of the department of residence at Iowa State University, named assistant vice president for student affairs and director of residence. »»»

New Executive Order Signed to Take Effect March 16, 2017. Jan. 27, 2017 Order to be Revoked

The new order applies to citizens and nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen (note that Iraq has been removed) and temporarily suspends visa issuance for a period of 90 days from the effective date of March 16, 2017.  »»»

Message on civility from President Leath

Brad Freihoefer wins 16-17 ACPA Public Service Award


bfryThe award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to higher education and to institutions through support of and efforts in LGBTQ awareness. Brad received the award for their contribution at Iowa State University. (more…)

Geoffroy Hall Grand Opening

geoffertHALLStudents, university officials, and community members celebrated the grand opening of ISU’s newest student residence »»»

Hurte joins the Division of Student Affairs

Vernon J. Hurte new dean of students for ISU

Vernon J. Hurte, Ph.D.

Vernon Hurte was named Iowa State’s next dean of students, which was elevated to an associate vice president post in student affairs last summer. His start date is July 3. »»»

Get funds for your next event!

Is your student organization looking for some additional funds to make your upcoming event even better? Submit an event proposal to the Event Funding Board! (more…)

2017-2018 Financial Aid Scholarships

The Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship Application is now open for the 2017-2018 academic year. Apply at FinAidScholar today!

Iowa State University’s Educational Talent Search receives 5-year grant

TRIO talent search logoThe U.S. Department of Education has awarded $466,560 to Iowa State University’s TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program.  (more…)

Rowe-Barth joins the division of student affairs

Mark Rowe-Barth named director of student wellness, effective Aug. 15. (more…)

Pistilli joins the division of student affairs

Matthew Pistilli named director of assessment and research, effective Aug. 9. (more…)

Candidates on campus for director of student wellness

The director of student wellness is a new position that will lead the division’s campus-wide wellness program.  (more…)

MU hotel helps student housing needs

graphic of a room with bed, lamp and picture frameHotel Memorial Union guest rooms will serve as temporary student housing beginning this fall.  »»»

Summer hours at Student Health

first-aid box or kitClinic hours during university breaks are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on the weekend. »»»

IT Solution Center moves to library May 14

The Solution Center is moving May 14 to 192 Parks Library (next to Bookends Café). »»»

Funds available for your next event!

PIGFIREWORKSApply for the Event Sponsorship Program
We help student organizations fund events throughout the academic year. »»»

Harmon named senior VP for student affairs

Martino Harmon has been tapped to become Iowa State University’s next senior vice president for student affairs. »»»

Ali named dining director

Mohamed Ali, auxiliaries operations director at Ohio University, Athens, has been named ISU Dining director, effective Jan. 11. »»»

State Gym to reopen Dec. 28

State Gym to reopen for limited use by December 28, 2015. Lied Rec and Beyer Hall will be open over winter break. See the Rec Services website for facility hours. »»»

Baldwin named student health center director

Erin Baldwin, chief operating officer for the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, has been named director of the Thielen Student Health Center»»»

Iowa State University enrollment is 36,001

Enrollment at Iowa State has grown 40 percent in the last decade. »»»

Iowa State Results of AAU Campus Climate Survey

In a three-week period in April 2015, more than 5,200 Iowa State students completed the web-based survey.  »»»

Reminder of Student Services in the MU

The MU provides services to fit your needs. Stop by the Student Office Space East (First Floor) or Event Management Office (Room 3630) to reserve different things around the MU. »»»

Student Organization Funds Available


The  Student Organization Event Sponsorship program provides recognized student organizations an opportunity to receive funds for events throughout the academic year. Deadline to apply for early spring 2016 events is Oct. 12, 2015. »»»


Iowa State and Des Moines Public Schools expand college opportunity

unnamedIowa State University and the Des Moines Public School District are working with families and neighborhood organizations to make college more accessible and affordable for students at King Elementary and Moulton Extended Learning Center. »»»

Title IX Training

The Division of Student Affairs is supporting the Office of Equal Opportunity’s (OEO) Title IX training initiative to comply with the current federal requirement to educate students on the prevention of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Completion of this training is mandatory for all enrolled students. All currently enrolled students who have not completed the training will receive an email that includes details on the requirements and instructions for completing the training.  (more…)

Lynn Fuhrer Lodge

5MDRThe newly refurbished Lynn Fuhrer Lodge,  sits adjacent to Veenker Memorial Golf Course and the Applied Science Complex. The Division of Student Affairs manages the space, which has a 40-person capacity. The dark-stained exposed beams in the vaulted ceilings complement an ornamental stone fireplace that serves as the focal point of the meeting room. Reservations are free, and must be made at least 72 hours in advance. Priority is given to student organizations. »»»

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State is 50th

Iowa State University comes in at No. 50 among the top public national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings out today. Iowa State is again included (at No. 91) in U.S. News’ top 100 rankings by high school counselors. ISU is tied with 24 schools at the No. 91 spot; ties are a frequent occurrence in the U.S. News rankings. Read more on other ratings.

Near you: Good spots on campus to eat

If you’re looking for lunch or a mid-morning snack, there are plenty of options on campus. Most are operated by ISU Dining, including its newest venue, ABE’s Harvest Café, located inside the south doors to Elings and Sukup halls. »»»

U.S. News places Iowa State in an elite group that provide learning communities

For the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News places Iowa State in an elite group of colleges and universities that provide learning communities. Iowa State is one of only 24 institutions recognized in this category. »»»