Eligibility for burial in the cemetery, along with their spouse and any unmarried children who have not established a home of their own are those persons who have served the university continuously for a period of at least 20 years and one of the following:

  • Attained the rank of Tenured Assistant Professor or higher
  • Professional and Scientific classification of P19 or P20 (prior to 2005), or P39, P40, or P41 (2005 to 2020), or M4 and M5 (after 2020)

Termination of employment with the university must have been occasioned by retirement or death of the staff member to be eligible for assignment of space in the cemetery. Staff members meeting the length of service and rank requirements may be assigned space in the cemetery for burial of a spouse or unmarried child who has not established a home of their own if the staff member is actively serving the university at the time of need.

To request permission for a person who does not meet eligibility requirements, contact:

Cemetery Coordinators
Rhonda Martin - 515-294-9885
Joe Stoberl - 515-294-5945
128 General Services Building
700 Wallace Rd
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-4013

Assignment of Space

Space in the cemetery is assigned at the time of need. Space in the cemetery may not be reserved in advance of need.