Extracurricular Activities will be scheduled two nights a week plus some weekends. We highly encourage you to participate in these activities, as it contributes to the team-building of our group, and it gives you something fun to do besides sitting in front of a computer!

Please see the program calendar for a schedule of these activities. Please suggest other activities that you think would be good for the entire group.

Around Ames

On-Campus Activities:

  • Lied Recreation Center – indoor courts for basketball, badminton, volleyball, and racquetball, a climbing wall, steam room, two indoor tracks, boxing studio, plus weight and cardio equipment. 
  • State Gym – pool and diving platform, spa, two rock climbing walls, cycling studio, fitness suite with yoga and Pilates/Barre fitness classrooms, basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts, weights and cardio equipment, two indoor tracks, plus outdoor equipment rentals. 
  • Beyer Gym – competition pool, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, plus racquetball and squash courts. 
  • Stable Run – 18-hole disc-golf course.
  • Ice Arena – ice skating and rentals. 
  • Memorial Union  
    • M-Shop – Live music and entertainment
    • Workspace – walk-in art studios for painting, glass, jewelry, clay, sewing, wood shop, and screen printing. 
    • CyBowl & Billiards – bowling, billiards, and arcades. 
    • Movies and Classes – inside and outside options. Tango, swing and belly dance lessons. Various arts and crafts options. 

Outside Ames

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Religious Services

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