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University offers weekend student activities before school – Iowa State Daily


Incoming freshmen play Spikeball on Central Campus after the Destination Iowa State Pancake Breakfast on August 17.

Welcoming returning students to campus and the greater Ames community, Iowa State filled the weekend of August 19-20 with student activities and offerings.

Throughout the weekend, students can find exclusive deals at many local Ames businesses organized by the Ames Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the weekend, Iowa State students will be asked to show identification before receiving offers.

The events begin Friday with a barbecue from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lied Recreation Center, serving hot dogs and hamburgers. The barbecue will also include opportunities to listen to music and interact with classmates through games.

Students can also watch Cyclone Volleyball vs. Missouri Tigers in the final exhibition game before the start of the regular season. The game will take place at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Coliseum.

Finally, Friday will feature a viewing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” originally scheduled to take place on the South Campanile Lawn. The location was changed to Hoover Hall Room 2055 due to bad weather forecast. Free snacks will be offered to the first 500 students to arrive.

Students can start their Saturday with the “The best breakfast everand morning gymnastics on the North Campanile lawn. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and gym will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Ames Farmer’s Market will also take place on Saturday from 8.30am to 12.30pm on Ames Main Street.

For the afternoon, the Welcome Weekend program announcement the ISU Bookstore Open House, allowing students to stock up on Iowa State merchandise. The open doors of the bookstore will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The Furman Aquatic Center will allow students to swim for free from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students will need their student ID to be admitted.

From 2 to 5:30 p.m., bingo will be offered in Memorial Union’s Sun Room and South Ballroom, along with snacks and prizes.

Chris Jones, a hypnotist and former “America’s Got Talent” contestant will perform from 6-7 p.m. at Durham Hall, Memorial Union.

The weekend ends with another movie viewing, this time of “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” The viewing will take place on the lawn of the south campanile. Snacks will also be offered to the first 500 students to arrive.