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Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences prior to the ISU vs. UNI football game.

August 31, 2019

7-10 a.m.

Meal Served: 7 to 9:30 a.m.

Program: 8:30 a.m.

Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center


Register online by Friday, August 23! RSVP’s may also be submitted to Haley Cook, assistant director of alumni relations, via e-mail ( or phone: 515-291-0776.


A brief program will feature remarks from Daniel J. Robison, holder of the Endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

image of 2018 CALS BBQCALS Clubs:

Enjoy fun for all ages provided by CALS student organizations. Offerings include balloon animals, hands-on learning activities and more.

Food and Beverage:

The football game has an early kick-off this year!  Join us for a full breakfast including bacon, eggs, pastries, fruit salad and more!  A freewill donation (suggested $5 per person) will be accepted at the door. Special accommodations for meals will be made with advance notice.

Football Tickets:

Football tickets may be purchased through ISU Athletics by calling the ticket office at 888-478-2925 or visiting ISU Athletics websiteSingle game tickets will be available for purchase in the middle of August (date yet to be determined by ISU Athletics).


The BBQ takes place in the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center’s Marvin J. Walter and Alpha Gamma Rho Arena. The Hansen Center is a multipurpose arena and learning center located on south side of campus on Mortensen Road. The facility opened for classes during the Spring 2014 semester.

Complimentary parking is available onsite, and is located on the east and west sides of the building. Entrances to parking lots are accessible from Mortensen Road.

Attendees wishing to park in public parking surrounding the stadium, may park in the following lots:

Shuttle Service:

A shuttle will be available from 7:30 to 10 a.m. from the Hansen Center to Jack Trice Stadium for the game. Kick-off is 11 a.m.

One shuttle will be available to return attendees to the Hansen Center from the stadium. Due to post-game traffic, the shuttle will depart ONE HOUR after the completion of the football game, in front of Reiman Gardens on the south side of the stadium.

Directions to the Hansen Center:

Address: 2516 Mortensen Road, Ames, IA 50011

Directions from the East:

  • Take Highway 30 west to the University Blvd/Iowa State University exit
  • Turn right on University Boulevard
  • Turn left on Mortensen Road
  • Turn left into the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center (across from Towers residence halls)

Directions from the West:

  • Take Highway 30 east to the South Dakota exit
  • Turn left on South Dakota Avenue
  • Turn right on Mortensen Road
  • Turn right in to the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center (across from Towers residence halls)

Walking Directions to the Stadium:

Jack Trice Stadium is located one mile from the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center for those who wish to walk. Walking takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

Walking directions:

  • Cross Mortensen Road at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center
  • Turn Left on Ash Avenue
  • Turn Right on Country Club Road
  • Continue Right on Cessna Street
  • Continue Straight on South 4th Street to Stadium

Hotel Availability: 

A list of hotels available in Ames and surrounding communities is available through the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau.  To find general availability of guest rooms for the weekend of September 2, please call the Bureau directly at 515.232.4032

For more information, please contact:

Haley Cook
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences