Armory photo


Official abbreviation: ARMORY

Constructed in 1924
Addition built in 1941

Space in this building

89,563 total square feet

Floor Plans

All rooms in this building

Departments and space usage

Emergency Maps from Environmental Health and Safety

Building Open Hours

These don't reflect business hours for offices within the building; see office websites for business hours.
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Street Address:

AMES, IA 50011-1049


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Nearby parking lots

3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse

Services / Maintenance / Projects

Current FP&M maintenance requests and projects

Utility outage log

Custodial Service is provided by Custodial Team 4

See rooms serviced in this building

Mail Service by Postal and Parcel Services

  • 11:00 AM: Collection / Delivery (Hallway 0067)

Dumpster collection by Campus Services

  • Monday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Friday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Recycling locations in this building

To request service, call 294-5100 or issue an online service request.


There are some who maintain that the Armory has seen more of campus life than any other building at Iowa State, and they may well be right.

The Armory got a pretty shaky start. It was completed in 1920, but burned almost completely down in December of 1922. In those two short years the Armory demonstrated its importance to Iowa State, and in 1923 it was rebuilt to original specifications with one modest change; an additional allocation to make the rebuilt Armory fireproof!

Over the years, almost every recognized student activity has been held in the Armory, from freshman convocation to graduation. When basketball and wrestling became too large for State Gym, they moved to the Armory. In addition, dances, concerts, recitals, road shows, the Christmas Festival of Music, and Stars over VEISHEA have all been held in the Armory.

Though many of Iowa State's traditional activities have now moved to the Iowa State Center, the Armory is still used by academic departments for classroom space, the three ROTC programs at Iowa State, and the university's Department of Public Safety.