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We’re excited you’re considering Iowa State ! You now have the opportunity to join one of the most comprehensive design institutions in the country, located on theĀ west side of campus in Ames, Iowa.

You have multiple options when arranging your visit to Iowa State’s College of Design. You can go with a visit organized through the Office of Admissions or contact us for something individualized. Your options are below:

Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions provides visit programs nearly every day. The College of Design participates in on-campus visits Monday-Friday. All weekday visits scheduled through the Office of Admissions include an academic information session and brief tour with the College of Design at 1:10pm.

The College of Design also participates in the university’s open house series, Experience Iowa State, which is arranged through the Office of Admissions. Experience Iowa State days include an academic information session and an in depth-tour of the College of Design.

Register for your visit now!

College of Design

The College of Design is now holding in-person visit opportunities. We strongly recommend organizing your first visit through the Office of Admissions to ensure you receive a comprehensive view of Iowa State University, but we welcome you to contact us for follow-up visits or information.

Want a glimpse of our facilities before you come to campus? Check out our tour video below.

In an effort to meet the needs of our prospective students, the College of Design can:

  • Arrange in-person or virtual meetings through with members of recruitment and advising staff as well as faculty
  • Connect you with College of Design alumni in your area for email, virtual meetings, shadowing opportunities, or other forms of engagements
  • Provide College of Design visit documents and presentations via email
  • Connect you with current students for email, virtual, or in-person opportunities


Bryce Bonnstetter
Recruiter II