New Student Orientation

Orientation provides you, a newly admitted student, with tools and tips to get your college career off to a friendly and successful start. You will meet with other students, academic advisers, faculty, and other professionals to plan your first term schedule of classes and learn more about your major. See below for upcoming orientation dates and for information about signing up to attend. If you change your major after orientation or have questions, please call the Human Sciences Student Services Office at 515-294-6466. 

Orientation dates

Freshmen entering summer/fall 2017: 

In late January, watch your email for an orientation invitation.  Once you are invited to orientation, complete your reservation soon--spaces fill quickly. Please note that all dates may not be available due to major and seating limitations. Please see the Office of Admissions website for more information.

  • May 31-June 1, 2017 - fall entry
  • June 6-7, 2017 -  summer/fall entry, APEX day
  • June 8-9, 2017  - summer/fall entry, HD FS department not available
  • June 11-12, 2017 - fall entry
  • June 15-16, 2017  - fall entry, HD FS department not available
  • June 19-20, 2017  - fall entry, HD FS department not available
  • June 21-22, 2017  - fall entry, HD FS department not available
  • June 27-28, 2017 - fall entry

Transfer students entering summer 2017 and fall 2017:

After you accept your admission, watch your email for an orientation invitation.  Once you are invited to orientation, complete your reservation soon--spaces fill quickly. As a transfer student, you are given the option to complete orientation during a face-to-face orientation day on campus or in a two-part online orientation. Select the option that best meets your needs. Please see the Office of Admissions website for more information. 

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - summer/fall entry
  • Friday, April 14, 2017 - summer/fall entry
  • Friday, April 21, 2017 - summer/fall entry
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 - summer/fall entry
  • Friday, June 30, 2017 - fall entry only
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 - "Just in Time" - fall entry only  

International students entering summer 2017: 

  • Friday, June 9th, 2017