Iowa State University Traditions
Iowa State University is a longstanding pillar in offering reputable, transformative public bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. It has a lively, tight-knit in-person and online community of faculty, staff, and students who are committed to academic and personal growth and success.
Explore Iowa State University’s traditions to learn more about the school’s legendary fight song, campus pet swans Lancelot and Elaine, and homecoming celebration. Also, if you make it to campus, do as the locals do: step over the zodiac relief on the floor of the Memorial Union to avoid bad luck, or override a misstep on the zodiac relief by tossing a coin into the Fountain of the Four Seasons outside the front door.
As an online Great Plains IDEA student, you can experience a campus tradition by listening to a live, daily broadcast of the Bells of Iowa State at 11:50 a.m. central time each weekday that classes are in session. Learn more about the Bells of Iowa State and the Campanile that houses them.
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As a member university of Great Plains IDEA, Iowa State University offers elite online master's degrees and graduate certificate programs in human sciences and agriculture. With Iowa State University as your home university, you can achieve your professional goals through entirely online programs that feature faculty and staff from multiple universities who provide a student-centered, collaborative, innovative, and highly engaging educational experience.
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