Iowa State University Alumni Association

Cyclone Traditions Challenge

The Cyclone Traditions Challenge encourages Iowa State students, alumni, and friends to get the most out of their Iowa State experience. The challenge represents the most common activities students and the alumni have participated in over the many years of Iowa State’s history. In participating in these activities, all members of the Iowa State community contribute to strengthening the traditions of Iowa State.

Let the challenge serve as your guide to the Iowa State history, traditions, campus life, and alumni engagement opportunities that bond Cyclones everywhere.

By embracing Cyclone traditions, you’ll be adding to our legacy of engaged and spirited Cyclones.

How it works:

Use the Iowa State Alumni app to find the list of things every Cyclone should do to get the most out of their experience. Take photos around campus, at events, and celebrating Iowa State, and upload them to the traditions you’ve completed. Use the app to meet new Cyclone friends, explore campus, and make each and every Cyclone tradition your own.

Let Cyclone Traditions serve as your scrapbook for your time at Iowa State as it continues past your time as a student. When it’s complete, it will be your keepsake – a lasting record of the memories you made at of Iowa State and all the ways you stay connected. 

Traditions Levels:

As you complete traditions, you will begin to level up! Each level has the following requirements:

Student Traditions:

  • Cardinal Level
    20 traditions completed, including the Memorial Union, Cardinal and Gold, and SAA
  • Gold Level
    30 traditions completed, including the Zodiac, ISU Fight Song, and Explore Ames
  • Loyalty Level
    40 traditions completed, including Iowa State Daily, Homecoming, and Campanile
  • Pride Level
    58 traditions completed, including Hilton Magic, Fine Arts, and CyRide
  • Cyclone Traditions Champion
    70 traditions completed, including ISU Alumni Center, Multicultural Event, and College Knowledge

Alumni Traditions:

  • Cardinal Alumni Level
    10 traditions completed
  • Gold Alumni Level
    30 Traditions completed
  • Cyclone Alumni Traditions Champion
    58 traditions completed, including ISUAA membership

Download the Iowa State Alumni app and start the Cyclone Traditions Challenge!

For more information

For more information about the Cyclone Traditions Challenge, contact Sarah Craw at the ISU Alumni Association.

Phone: (515) 294-5092

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