Major Exploration Days

Visit programming moved online

Out of an abundance of caution and to prioritize the health and safety of our guests and campus, we are temporarily suspending all of our on campus visit programming due to the continuous spread of COVID-19. We know how disappointing and disruptive this is to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus once programming resumes. In the meantime, the College of Human Sciences is available to connect with you remotely. Choose the option that works best for you:

  • We are hosting virtual visit days. Discuss your major(s) of interest and specific questions by email, phone, or video chat. You can contact us at or 515-294-0865 to schedule a time.
  • Text your questions directly to (515) 203-3539, and we will respond during business hours, 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Major Exploration Days provide prospective students and their families an in-depth look at a College of Human Sciences major and its related career opportunities. Participants will:

  • Interact with current students
  • Tour facilities
  • Meet faculty and advisers

Select the Major Exploration Day that is the right fit for your interests:

AESHM Internship Fair

September 18, 2020 – This event is a daily campus visit for high school seniors who are exploring the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design, Event Management, and Hospitality Management majors. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with current students and learn about their recent internship experiences.

Behind the Scenes Day

(Apparel, Merchandising, and Design) CANCELED: Friday April 17, 2020 – Attend the dress rehearsal for the annual Iowa State University Fashion Show, hear from our guest designer what the world of fashion is all about, talk to students who have interned in New York and studied in London, participate in workshops, and much more!

Education Day

CANCELED: April 24, 2020 – Do you want to be a teacher? Come explore education-related majors and learn more about the education preparation program!

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Studies and Financial Counseling and Planning Day

October 2, 2020 – This event is an Experience Iowa State (EIS) day for high school seniors who are exploring the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Studies or Financial Counseling and Planning. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet current students or advisers, tour lab facilities, attend a mock class, and take part in EIS programming.

Find Your Future in Food and Nutrition through Science

Our next visit day will be held October 30, 2020. An inside look for prospective students and their family members at careers and majors working with food and nutrition, diet and exercise, and food product development. Interact with current students and faculty members and participate in hands-on workshops.


  • In general, registration deadlines are one to two weeks prior to the visit day.
  • Visit the page links above for your specific online registration form.