Welcome!

As more and more of you arrive to campus, we wanted to reach out and say hello! Your Cyclone Home is the cozy center of your Iowa State experience - and we're here to help you every step of the way.

Our housing and dining departments will be connecting with you via email every Friday with updates, information, things to do and more. Your Community Adviser is someone who lives on your floor or in your apartment complex. Be sure to say hi to them at your area's desk! Plus, a CA is always on duty if there's something you need after the desks close.

For those of you already here - welcome!

For those of you not here, we'll see you soon! Be sure to check out this page if you have any questions about move in or campus living this fall. Before you get to Lied, make sure you fill out the this pre-test questionnaire before you start the check-in process.

And, please arrive at your scheduled time (anytime within the hour). There is no benefit to arriving outside your time frame or at the beginning of the day. That backs the lines up. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding!
Processes and Personal Health
How can you stay healthy? What if you get sick? What's the difference between quarantine and isolation? All those questions and more can be found on this comprehensive COVID-19 processes and personal health page. Read through it so you know what to do while you're at Iowa State!
Isolation, Quarantine and Exposure
When someone tests positive for COVID-19, a case investigator reaches out to them. They will be directed to isolate (either at home or in on-campus isolation housing). Case investigators also talk with that person to learn who else might be exposed.

Exposure is determined by being within six feet of a positive person:
  • for more than 15 minutes
  • within two days of an asymptomatic person’s positive test OR within two days of a positive person’s symptoms starting

If a person is exposed, they will be directed to quarantine (either at home or in on-campus quarantine housing).

A case investigator will contact you if you meet the criteria for exposure. If you don’t meet that criteria, you won't be contacted.

At anytime, contact Thielen Student Health at 515-294-5801 if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. This symptoms page is updated continually as the CDC continues to learn more about COVID-19.
Face Covering Tips
It's an easy way to help protect the health of our community so we can do all the things we want to do this year!

Remember to put your face covering on when you leave your room, when you're in class, in ISU Dining locations and any other time you're within six feet of those you don't live with.
Contactless payment - now available with ISU Dining!
Download the GET Mobile app today! It's the key to ordering delicious to-go meals from our ISU Dining GET & Go locations.

The app is even better because you can also swipe your card - without ever touching your card! Your phone is already in your hand. Just open the app, show the barcode and your purchase is deducted from your meal plan. Check out the video to learn more.
Looking for a
Great Place to Eat?
Are you hungry, but not sure what sounds good? Don't worry, ISU Dining has a variety of options for you to choose from. Check out the video and learn how to maneuver through our website to find what is open now, hours of operation and what's on the day's menu. It's an easy way to find what sounds good to you. You'll be a pro in no time!
Get creative with the Memorial Union!
Add some personality to your room with an art kit from the Memorial Union's Workspace! They have daily walk in crafts and you can find out more here. A full calendar of events can be found here. It's a perfect project while you're getting settled on campus before classes start.
Your backyard is pretty awesome.
Life on campus means your backyard (AKA: our beautiful campus) has outdoor artwork and tons of places to hang out and relax. Have you ever heard of Reiman Gardens? Admission is free for full-time ISU students.

Or, take to the trails! Ames has an awesome network of walking and biking paths that go all over town and through parks
Iowa State University Department of Residence & ISU Dining
515-294-2900