Welcome to ISU Parent and Family Programs

Iowa State University Parent and Family Programs serves all Cyclone families by promoting parent programs and communicatinA Cyclone Familyg university resources to enhance students' experiences and success at Iowa State.

As a family member of student enrolled at Iowa State, you are automatically a member! Parent and Family Programs is an auxiliary organization of the university affiliated with the Dean of Students Office, which provides administration and advising.

Cyclone families can utilize the following resources to stay informed:

  • Subscribe to our email newsletter, Relatively Speaking
  • Volunteer at Cyclone Family Weekend or June Orientation
  • Attend an Advisory Board Meeting each semester
  • Contact the Parents' Advisory Line at 1-800-772-8546: your PAL on campus when you have questions or don't know who to call for assistance.
  • Support Parent and Family Program activities and outreach by football tickets or donating.


Keep tabs on our latest news by following ISU Parent and Family Programs on Facebook. Aside from being the first to hear about our upcoming programs and events, you'll find it is a great way to network among the Cyclone Family!


Parent and Family Programs Football Ticket Fundraiser

Are you hoping to visit ISU for a Cyclone Game Day? Buy tickets through Parent and Family Programs to help support future on campus family initiatives! Starting August 1, 2017 you can buy football tickets to the Kansas game on October 14, 2017 ($40 each) or the Oklahoma State game on November 11, 2017 ($30 each) at the special Parent and Family Programs pricing!

Directions to Purchase Tickets (Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10:00AM):
Step One: Click on the link for the game you would like to purchase tickets for.
Step Two: Select the number of tickets you would like to purchase.
Step Three: Enter the code FAMILY at the top center of the screen where it says “Enter Offer Code”
Step Four: Purchase football tickets that will benefit future Parent and Family Programs initiatives! We thank you for your support!
Tailgate with the Alumni Association at Cyclone Central
Looking for an opportunity to take your football game experience to the next level? On October 14, 2017 before the ISU vs. Kansas football game, Parent and Family Programs is teaming up with the Alumni Association to offer a special tailgating deal! Enjoy a Hickory Park catered meal at the ISU Alumni Center for the member price of $15. Experience a show performed by the ISU Marching Band, purchase ISU merchandise from the Bookstore, and enjoy activities and giveaways! Don’t forget to look for Parent and Family Programs at the tailgate to say hi! This is a great opportunity to get into the Cyclone spirit at a discounted price! Check out the link HERE with more information and how to register! For questions or more information, contact Lainey Crawford at laineyc@iastate.edu.
Cyclone Family Weekend
Cyclone Family Weekend will be here before we know it! Cyclone Family Weekend is taking place on October 20-22nd and will be an awesome weekend full of fun activities for you and your student! Catch a comedian show, attend a social hosted by your college, and check out a tailgate and Women’s Volleyball game. Attend the first ever Ames Festival at Bandshell Park over near downtown Ames where there will be live music, food trucks, and games. Get into the Homecoming spirit by attending the Homecoming parade and many more awesome activities throughout the weekend! Visit the Cyclone Family Weekend Website to learn more and register your spot!