Destination Iowa State events to be moved to Central Campus

Chelsea Davis

Destination Iowa State will be moving its events from the Iowa State Center to the Memorial Union and Central Campus on Thursday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 21. These changes, resulting from last week’s flood, will affect incoming freshmen and transfer students.

This fall, Iowa State is seeing approximately 4,500 freshmen and approximately 1,600 transfer students, said Marc Harding, director of enrollment services.


Students check in at the Great Hall of the Union on Thursday and begin with a picnic and activities at the Center of Ex-CY-tment on Central Campus.

President Gregory Geoffroy, among other university officials, will speak to the crowd, and students will have a chance to learn Iowa State cheers and songs from the marching band.

Dr. Will Keim, motivational speaker, will also speak to students.

Friday morning, students can enjoy breakfast on Central Campus and then go to sessions regarding academic success, money management, diversity and campus opportunities. The day will conclude with Late Night at the Union, giving students the opportunity to see services the Union has to offer, among many leadership opportunities across campus.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in various community service projects Saturday.

Jeff Dye, a comedian, will perform Saturday night, and the day will end at Target with the shopping event for new students, Cyclone Sweep.