Family Newsletter

We know students don't always tell their families everything, but we still want to make sure you're informed! At least once each semester, we'll send you an update and overview of the most important, upcoming topics related to living with us.

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Newsletter Digital Archive

Spring 2016

Get a peek at ISU's new residence hall, meet ISU Dining's new director, Mohamed Ali, learn ways the Department of Residence is keeping campus green, and more!

Winter 2015

Read about a Cyclone's adventure in the Dominican Republic, learn easy ways to plan ahead for nutritious meals, prepare for the recontracting process by checking out our apartments, and try your hand at a seasonal recipe from Chef Jeremy.

Spring 2015

See design renderings of Iowa State's newest residence hall (opening spring 2017), celebrate 100 years of Lyon Hall, get grilling tips from ISU Dining executive chef Scott Bruhn, and learn about student recycling efforts on campus.

Fall 2014

Learn tips for preparing your Thanksgiving turkey from Chef Scott, meet Pencils of Promise at ISU founder and SUV CA Steven Way, read the benefits of living with the Department of Residence, and get the scoop on all things ISU Dining. 

Fall 2013

Meet ISU Dining's new registered dietitian, learn how the Department of Residence and the ISU Police Department partner to increase students' safety and meet a Frederiksen Court resident full of Cyclone Pride. 

Fall 2012

Discover an ISU student's full circle Cyclone story. Find out why one ISU Dining chef loves working on campus. Learn more about how to sign up to live on campus next year. Identify the one component that's crucial to student success. And more!