Volunteers Needed for Cyclone Welcome Weekend

July 28, 2022


Dear Colleagues,

We need your help to support Cyclone Welcome Weekend. This is a brand new, two-day event that will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19-20 for all Iowa State students – both new and returning. This set of events is directly aligned to highlight the tenants of Iowa State’s new strategic plan, specifically to be a student-centric leading research university with a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. The goal is to engage ISU students in healthy, community-building activities to reduce high-risk behaviors often associated with the weekend before classes.

About 140 volunteers are needed to support the activities scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Friday, Aug. 19 and all-day and evening on Saturday, Aug. 20: welcome cookout, Camp Iowa State Breakfast, outdoor movie nights, BINGO and hypnotist. You can find more information about the volunteer requirements for each activity in the volunteer description document. 

Please consider the volunteer options and sign up for one or more shifts through the Registration System. Those who sign up by 4:00 p.m. on Aug. 1 will be guaranteed their preferred T-shirt size and a gift card to the Iowa State Creamery or an ISU Dining market café. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and commemorative event poster, and those who participate in Adventure2 can join the Volunteer – Cyclone Welcome Weekend activity and earn 100 points following the completion of their service.

We recognize the weekend before classes begin is a busy time. Many Student Affairs and Admissions staff will already be working that weekend to support Destination Iowa State and Residence Hall move-in; others will also be supporting those activities and the ISU exhibit at the Iowa State Fair. For those who are able, we strongly encourage you to make time to volunteer for Cyclone Welcome Weekend. Please notify your supervisor to consider appropriate adjustments to your schedule during that week.

Thank you for helping make Cyclone Welcome Weekend a successful event.

Wendy Wintersteen


Jonathan Wickert

Senior Vice President and Provost

Toyia Younger

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs

Pam Cain

Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance

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