It gets very cold in the winter.
It gets very hot and humid in the summer. Spring and Fall are about perfect.
Go to ISU football games (especially the Iowa game next fall) and tailgate. It will be a massive party with lots of booze. Tailgating at ISU is a blast. Lots of cute college girls wearing short skirts and tube tops. Make friends with people who like to tailgate.
Go to an ISU basketball game.
Experience VEISHEA. It's the nations largest student run festival. It's basically an entire week devoted for partying and celebrating the University. If you're lucky, there will be a riot and you can get a face full of pepper spray (only kidding... Kind of)
Play Intramural sports.
Make a lot of friends.
You'll have a blast!
Hahaha, I was waiting till someone would ask about the teeth. Unfortunately they are not messed up - I endured braces for two years. What is this about elbows? Its a new stereotype to me!
I would agree with the other posters regarding attending a basketball and football game! Particularly a conference basketball game where the atmosphere still approaches what Hilton (where the Cyclones play basketball) used to be like in the 90s!
My son lives in Helser, in Union Drive. You didn't list that as a housing option, but he loves Helser even though it is a dump because he likes the other students there. He's moving to Fredrickson next year because he'll be a junior and most kids in the dorm are younger, but if there were more of his friends staying, he would too. I'm guessing it's full in Union Drive and that's why you didn't put it as an option? If you are in engineering, I would recommend one of the Union Drive dorms, closer to class. Otherwise RCA. I think it is easier to meet people even though you might be older than most of the residents. Easier to go somewhere like Fredrickson if you already know people.
My son doesn't drink (at least that is info he has volunteered to his mother, but which I believe since he texted me last Saturday early in the morning and the text was comprehensible). He did say the guys on his dorm floor pitched in and got the custodian a nice gift card since he had to clean up so much vomit in their bathrooms, so I take it that most of the guys in the dorm do drink.
I'm sure you will have no girl problems with the accent. Welcome to Cyclone Nation.
^^Union Drive has Friley, Martin, and Eaton in addition to Helser. Friley is a traditional dorm like Helser; Martin and Eaton are suite style. I think Friley and Helser are easier to meet people and definitely less expensive. My nephew is on a floor in Friley and they actually have several sophomores and juniors on his floor. And I have a very cute single niece at ISU who lives at Fredrickson, but hey, I don't know ya so you'll have to find her yourself.:smile:
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That's why I think you should attend a basketball game. Hilton is still a special arena to see a college game in. Check out the guy at 33 seconds. It can make grown adults act like children again. Utter jubilation.
This will help make you feel at home.
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