So much more
than a floor.

House Details

Floor # 4
Capacity 68
Room Types Double
Gender Co-Ed
Average Ceiling Height 8’0″
A/C Yes
Furnishings Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; wardrobe with drawers and hanging space; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.
More Details Cessna House has a study room for group projects to sketch out assignments on the white board. The den has couches and chairs for you and your friends to hang out and talk about the Cyclone game, play a game of cards, or just relax. Each house’s bathroom has individual shower stalls that have a place for changing. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.

House History

O. H. Cessna (1852-1932) was in the original preparatory class that entered Iowa State in October 1868. He came to Iowa State from Nevada in a wagon with his father and the 11 miles from home seemed a long distance. He graduated in the first graduating class from Iowa Agricultural College in 1872. 

Following graduation, he was a bookkeeper, deputy treasurer of Story County and in the abstract business. He then became a minister and later returned to Iowa State as head of history and psychology and was college chaplain and director of religious life. He was known and loved by hundreds of Iowa State students and alumni.