Prospective Student Tours

ISU CVM Main Entrance

Tour Registration

Prospective student tours are scheduled at 3 pm on select Mondays and Fridays throughout the year. Tours of the college are provided by the Veterinary Ambassadors, students who are enrolled in the professional curriculum. Tours are limited in size and individuals are advised to sign up early.

Students attending Experience Iowa State (EIS)

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a 30-minute information session at 2:30 pm and an hour-long tour at 3 pm for prospective high school students considering a pre-vet course of study during Experience Iowa State. Individuals wishing to attend these sessions and tours should register at the Vet Med booth when they arrive on campus in the morning.

Upcoming Experience Iowa State Dates Info Sessions and Tours (2:30-4 pm)

  • July 22, 2024
  • July 26, 2024
  • July 29, 2024
  • August 2, 2024

Register for a tour

Tours are for prospective students who are 13 years or older since Patterson Hall (the College of Veterinary Medicine) is an educational and medical facility. Tours include various classrooms and associated technology within Patterson Hall, and the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (small and large animal hospitals). While a tour of the College of Veterinary Medicine is not appropriate for young, school-aged children, there is a lot to discover at Iowa State University including the ISU Farms.

If you wish to inquire about a large group tour for your students, please contact

Upcoming Tour Dates (3-4 pm)

  • May 31, 2024
  • June 14, 2024
  • June 28, 2024
  • July 19, 2024
  • August 9, 2024

Register for a tour

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Can’t make it to campus or just want a sneak peak of our facilities – check out this video tour

CVM Main Entrance

Directions and Parking Information

Visitors who are coming to the college for tours should enter campus off South 16th Street (Entrance B). Metered parking is available in Lot 96 and individuals should enter the building at the Fish Tank Lobby Entrance.