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What is featured?

Saturday, 05 Oct 2019

Cyclone Central Tailgate

Oct 05, 2019

8:00 AM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Special events

Cyclones everywhere are invited to celebrate at the Alumni Center before every home football game. Enjoy giveaways, shopping, refreshments, marching band performances, Cy and spirit squad appearances, and entertainment for all ages. Doors open 3 hours prior to kick-off and end 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Catered meal available for an additional charge.

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019

Earth Observation Day

Oct 15, 2019

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Room 248 Durham Center

free

College of Design Meetings, receptions Special events

This free event celebrates remote sensing and GIS (geographic information system). It starts with a faculty presentation and concludes with a mapathon. Pizza lunch is provided for all who RSVP.

Friday, 18 Oct 2019

Homecoming: Blue Sky 5K run

Oct 18, 2019

9:00 AM

Alumni Center

$25

Alumni Association Special events

Proceeds support LSI, a local nonprofit that serves children with behavioral and mental health needs.

Cyclone Stampede Rodeo

Oct 18, 2019

7:00 PM

Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

$5-$15

Student Organizations Special events

Hosted by ISU's Rodeo Club, this event features college athletes from the Great Plains region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

Saturday, 19 Oct 2019

Story Time with the Lorax

Oct 19, 2019

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Iowa State Book Store

Free

ISU Book Store Special events

Story Time at the Bookstore is back! The Lorax will be here Oct. 19th at 10:30 to read some of his favorite books and meet you all! AND the first 100 kids will receive an Iowa State reusable tote! Come meet the Lorax, have your picture taken and learn about sustainability with us. This is a free event and you'll receive an hour off parking in the Memorial Union ramp with a purchase inside the store.

Cyclone Stampede Rodeo

Oct 19, 2019

1:00 PM

Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

$5-$15

Student Organizations Special events

Hosted by ISU's Rodeo Club, this event features college athletes from the Great Plains region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. There are two shows on Saturday.

Sunday, 20 Oct 2019

Homecoming Parade

Oct 20, 2019

2:00 PM

Downtown Ames

free

Alumni Association Special events Student activities

Come join the homecoming celebration on Main Street in downtown Ames. Included in the parade will be the Cardinal Court, Iowa State representatives and dignitaries, student organizations, and many local businesses and organizations from the Ames area. This year's parade grand marshal is university carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam, who is celebrating her 25th anniversary at Iowa State.

Friday, 25 Oct 2019

Homecoming: Alumni awards ceremony

Oct 25, 2019

1:15 PM

Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions Special events

The ISU Alumni Association and ISU colleges will present some of their highest honors during the annual honors and awards ceremony. A dessert reception will follow the ceremony.

Homecoming: Happy Hour and Pep Rally

Oct 25, 2019

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Meetings, receptions Special events

Giveaways, entertainment and family fun. Meals ($5) and a cash bar will be available while supplies last. Stay for the pep rally and Yell Like Hell final performances on the stage in the parking lots.

Homecoming: ExCYtement in the Streets

Oct 25, 2019

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Greek neighborhood

free

Alumni Association Special events

Take a walk through the Greek house neighborhoods to see Homecoming decorations, displays and performances. This year's theme is "Cy's the Limit."

Homecoming: Pancake feed, fireworks and mass campaniling

Oct 25, 2019

10:00 PM - 12:15 AM

Central campus

free

Alumni Association Special events

These events are Homecoming traditions. Pancakes are $3 per person. Mass campaniling and fireworks will start at midnight.

Saturday, 26 Oct 2019

Homecoming: Cyclone Central Tailgate

Oct 26, 2019

11:30 AM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Special events

Cyclones everywhere are invited to celebrate at the Alumni Center before every home football game. Enjoy giveaways, shopping, refreshments, marching band performances, Cy and spirit squad appearances, and entertainment for all ages. Doors open 3 hours prior to kick-off and end 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Catered meal available for an additional charge.

Sunday, 27 Oct 2019

Sorority and Fraternity Trick or Treat

Oct 27, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Iowa Farm Bureau Pavillion, Kildee Hall, 2143 Osborn Dr.

free

Special Events Special events

A fun, safe and family-friendly opportunity for children (grades preK-8) and their families to get in the spirt of Halloween. It will feature carnival games, face painting, treats and a costume contest at 5 p.m.