Visit us

If you're planning a campus visit, stop in and say hello to the staff in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) office in 220 MacKay. An academic adviser will be glad to discuss course requirements and answer your questions in person, by phone, or via email. We also encourage you to visit the Iowa State University Admissions Office to speak with an adviser as well as come to the Find Your Future in Food and Nutrition through Science day.

Campus visits

Campus visit: Contact the Admissions Office at 515-294-5836 to arrange for a campus visit. As part of the campus visit, you will meet with an adviser during an academic information session to learn more about the different programs offered.

Upcoming events

Find Your Future in Food and Nutrition through Science Day

Friday, March 26, 2021

An on-campus experience designed for you to learn about the majors and career opportunities available to you as a future student. Sign up here.


  • 8:30 - 9 a.m.: Check-in
  • 9 - 9:45 a.m.: Overview of majors and career opportunities
  • 10 - 11 a.m.: Exploration Stations – hands-on educational activities focused on research in food and nutrition
  • 11 - 11:45 a.m.: Faculty/student panel
  • 11:45 - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch in the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom
  • 1 p.m.: Optional campus tours

Traveling to Ames and Iowa State

The College of Human Sciences visitors page provides you with resources to get to Iowa State's campus as well as how to get around Ames. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences also provides a visitors page that encourages prospective students to tour their departments.