Thanks for visiting our website today! Cyclone Family Weekend is a time for the families of Iowa State students to come to Ames, Iowa and see what Iowa State University is all about! The weekend will feature many great events, including a volleyball game and tailgate on Saturday and brunch on Sunday! This event promises to be a bonding experience between families and students. We hope to see you there!
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* = Event requires tickets.
You can buy tickets as a part of online registration.
Ok, there are four steps, but this one doesn't really count! If you've made it through all of the other steps, that means you are registered for Cyclone Family Weekend. Congratulations! We can't wait to see you this fall!
(Adelai Swanson nominated her grandparents for this award).
Adelai's grandparents started the family’s Iowa State path. Her grandfather graduated with a degree in farm operations, and her grandmother graduated with a degree in Home Economics. While her grandparents actually met at the Iowa State Fair, their relationship grew over the course of their years at Iowa State. Raising their sons only 45 minutes away from Ames in Galt, Iowa, ISU soon became their “home away from home”. When it came time for their sons to decide on colleges, it was a “no brainer”. Two sons followed their dad’s footsteps and graduated with degrees from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and their third son graduated with a degree in graphic design. The family is eternally grateful for Iowa State, especially the grandchildren, because all three sons met their wives at ISU and have raised their children to be Cyclones! To the Swanson family, Iowa State University is more than a college, it is their home.
In the Picture:
Ronald Swanson - '61 Farm Operations BS
Florine Schulte Swanson - '64 Home Economics Education BS
Kendell Swanson - '89 Food Technology and Economics BS
Stuart Swanson - '90 Ag. Business BS
Lori Pickup Swanson - '92 Elementary Education
Steven Swanson - '96 Graphic Design BA
Denise Swanson Swanson - Art Education '97 BFA '99 MA
Adelai Swanson - '16 Agricultural Business and Public Relations
Sydney Swanson - '18 Child, Adult, and Family Services
Celeste Swanson - '19 Ag. Business
Victoria Swanson - '20 accepted enrollment
Parker Swanson - 21 (maybe) - he has applied
Lilian Swanson - '21 has applied
Nicholas Swanson - '21 has applied
Marisa Swanson – future cyclones
Delia Swanson – future cyclones
Jeanne Swanson Eagle - '68 Food Science BS
Joyce Swanson Falkenberg - '69 Textiles and Clothing BS
Lenny Watts (Farm Assistant) - Winter Farm Op. Program - paid for his studies
Daniel Schulte (nephew) - '02 Ag. Business - paid full tuition
Derrick Schulte (nephew) - '15 Ag Studies - paid 1/2 tuition one year
You could be the next Family of the Year!
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Why do some events have an asterisks by the event name?
Some of our events require you to purchase tickets. These events are denoted by an asterisks (*) before the event name. Tickets can only be purchased as a part of registration. Click here to register now.
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Why is there not a football game?
The Cyclone Football team will be traveling this weekend, so we will have a volleyball game instead. This is different from past years, but we had great success with it last year and many families enjoyed the game.