HOME (Open Option in Liberal Arts & Sciences)

Majors Eligible to Join

All Open Option, Pre-Health, Pre-Med, and Pre-Law students are eligible to join.

Program Description

The HOME Learning Community is a first-semester program designed to support exploring students.  The program provides a structured process for students to explore majors and careers while creating a home at Iowa State.  Students receive support from connections with peer mentors, academic advisers, and faculty.

Benefits of HOME include:

  • Provide you with a structured framework through which you can successfully explore three majors or careers.
  • Connect you with information, resources, and people that can support you through the exploration process.
  • Give you opportunities to practice and therefore develop confidence in your ability to make decisions.

Living Options

No residential options are affiliated with the program

Signing up

Students will sign up during Orientation. Please ask your advisor for more information.


Erin Valerio-Garsow