Official ISU information email

Students should have received an email on Fri., Sept. 9, called Official ISU Information for Fall 2016. Please read this email as it contains important information regarding voter registration, a start date change to FAFSA, and much more.

Iowa State University enrollment: 36,660 strong!

The university’s official fall 2016 enrollment of 36,660 is the largest in school history, an increase of nearly 1.9 percent (659) over the previous record of 36,001 in fall 2015. In the last decade, overall enrollment at Iowa State has grown by 11,198 students, or 44 percent. View the entire press release at: For more information specific to enrollment statistics, visit:

Welcome to ISU Fall Semester 2016!

We hope you had a great summer and are ready for an exciting year at Iowa State University! For a smooth start to the semester, please be sure to review the following important information regarding academic deadlines, emergency contact information, schedule changes, and more.

Fall Semester 2016

  • Classwork begins, Mon., Aug. 22
  • University holiday, offices closed, Mon., Sept. 5
  • Thanksgiving break, classes recessed, Mon. - Fri., Nov. 21-25
  • University holiday, offices closed, Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 24 & 25
  • Final exams, Mon. - Fri., Dec. 12-16
  • University Commencement, Sat., Dec. 17
  • University holiday, offices closed, Fri. and Mon., Dec. 23 & 26