Long before Instagram and Pinterest (or the “Postcard from Campus” videos), there were filler pages in the student yearbook, featuring seasonally aesthetic scenes of campus along side nostalgic quotes, presumably meant to evoke the lazy heat of an Iowa summer and the change of pace that life undergoes each year on a comparatively quiet campus.
Of course, summer at ISU isn’t all about lovely scenery and relaxation. Both on and off campus, the ISU community remains active throughout the hottest season of the year.
Many students continue taking classes.
Others study abroad.
Still others attend or work at summer camps.
1936 – Civil Engineering Summer Camp
1955 – R.O.T.C Summer Camp
1957 – Forestry Summer Camp
Incoming freshmen attend orientation events and get to know their peers.
And, of course, everyone complains about the construction projects (though we know we’ll be glad for the renovations come fall).
What’s your aesthetic this summer?