Welcome to the Cyclone family

Before your first semester, new students will experience engaging orientation programs and exciting, relevant programming at Destination Iowa State.

Meet the team

  • Sarah Merrill, New Student Programs Director

    Sarah Merrill


  • Jordan_Baumgardner_NSP

    Jordan Baumgardner

    Assistant Director of Destination Iowa State

  • kim_ferguson_NSP

    Kim Ferguson

    Assistant Director of Orientation

  • Kelsey_Nation_NSP

    Kelsey Nation

    Online Orientation Coordinator

  • Maddy Spikes, New Student Programs

    Maddy Spikes

    Student Development Coordinator

  • Ohge_Kim

    Kim Ohge


Contact us

Iowa State University
New Student Programs
5530 Memorial Union
Ames, IA 50011-1130


Business hours

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday