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Onboarding/Orientation for BCB, IGG, ImBio, and MCDB

Welcome to the BCB, IGG, ImBio, or MCDB interdepartmental graduate programs at Iowa State University!


What should you do first?

Program Websites:

Planning Your Arrival in Ames

Orientation & Onboarding


  • The Biological Sciences Interdepartmental Graduate programs have an orientation/onboarding will be the week before the first week of classes. Fall 2024 the orientation/onboarding will be August 19 - 23, 2024. 
  • Graduate College Orientation is held each spring and fall semester.
  • The ISSO holds orientation for international students each semester.

Register for Classes

For Students on Assistantship

Things to Know


If you have any questions, contact Carla Harris