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Campus Life


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About Ames and Iowa





Entertainment opportunities abound in the Ames area. If you are accustomed to theater and the arts, big-name entertainers, symphonies, museums, ballet and rock concerts, then you will feel right at home at Iowa State. Many of these events as well as ISU's major sporting events, take place on campus at the Iowa State Center. For a sampling of the wide variety of activities at Iowa State, Ames, and Des Moines, choose one or more of the following categories:

Musical Variety, Theater, and the Performing Arts



The diversity and frequency of lectures, seminars, and conferences at Iowa State is so extensive that you could not begin to attend them all, even if you made it a lifetime pursuit. For just a small sampling, check the following sites:

Additional Off Campus Entertainment Options

Ames area entertainment and attractions
Des Moines area entertainment and attractions


Sports and Recreation


When you need a break from academics, Iowa State offers plenty of choices for recreation. The ISU Recreation Services provide fitness programs, outdoor recreation, intramural sports, sports clubs, and state-of-the art recreation facilities.

If you are interested in intercollegiate athletics, Iowa State’s teams compete in the Big Twelve Conference. For ticket information and all the news about your favorite teams, check out the official Iowa State University athletics web site.


ISU Athletics
Lied Recreation Center


Ames and surrounding area recreation activities
Des Moines area recreation activities
Des Moines area sports


Area Entertainment





Locally and Nationally


Weather information is also available from the websites of the three network TV stations that serve Ames: KCCI , WHO, and WOI