Welcome! We’re glad you’ve joined ISU Extension and Outreach. We hope you find the day enjoyable and informative.

The goals of New Staff Orientation are for you to:

  • better understand ISU Extension and Outreach
  • learn about resources to help you in your work
  • develop a network with other new employees
  • conduct other business at ISU while on campus

Online registration must be completed to attend.

Thursday, April 21 OR September 15, 2022

ISU Alumni Center

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m.


In preparation for New Staff Orientation, please watch these short videos:


  1. It’s our First Name – Jeff Johnson, President and CEO Iowa State University Alumni Association talks about the importance of our first name, Iowa State University.
  2. Who We Are video – How do you describe Iowa State University Extension and Outreach? We are educators, researchers, volunteers, and partners on campus in Ames and throughout the state. We serve Iowans online and in-person with education and information based in research. We are Iowa’s 99 county campus and we are here for you, your family, community, home, farm, business, and our future leaders. Learn more at
  3. “Where on campus is ISU Extension and Outreach” – Watch this video to learn about some of the places on the Iowa State campus where you will find Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.