Four students hanging out and talking in the West Lounge

Restrooms and Family Amenities 

Family Restroom

Second Floor near the Multicultural Center

Infant Care Stations


Ground Floor
First Floor: men’s and women’s restrooms
Second Floor: women’s and family restrooms

Mother's Room

The Mother's Room in the Memorial Union is located at 2557, which is on the second floor, near the information desk. You can check out a key to the room at the information desk. The room has counter space, electricity, water, and a place to sit. It's available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The room does not have a fridge or storage, so have a plan to take your expressed milk and your pump with you.

Remember to clean up after yourself and report any problems to the information desk staff when returning the key.

Lounges and Study Spaces

A photo of the Multicultural Center from the 2nd floor hallway.

Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Monday-Friday: 7am-10pm
Saturday: 7am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-10pm

Located on Floor 2
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Resources in the Multicultural Center

  • 8 Study Nooks, 4 with Desktop computers with printer access
  • A comfortable lounge with 40" flat screen  TV
  • A library space for relaxing and group meetings
  • 2 private reflection rooms which can be reserved and will comfortably fit 2-3 people. Fill out the online form to reserve this space.
  • Free Business Attire Pop-Up Shop Closet. Contact for more details


Reserve the Multicultural Center's Multipurpose Room 

The Multipurpose Room of the Multicultural Center can fulfill your need for meeting space, receptions, and many other uses. Please reach out to Multicultural Student Affairs at 294-6338 or to reserve this space, which is free to student organizations. You can also fill out a reservation request online. 

Please note that any catering for events held in the Multipurpose Room must be done through ISU Dining.


Multicultural Center Art Philosophy

The art philosophy of the Multicultural Center is to embrace, express, and celebrate the diverse cultures of Iowa State University and create a welcoming space for students.

Distinctive and unique artworks in stoneware were created especially for the Multicultural Center by Steve and Miki Cunningham of West Des Moines, Iowa. Featured pieces are a mirror, mosaic panels and four vessels. Other featured artwork is provided in collaboration with the Brunnier Art Museum.

Overall title: "Unity Thru Clay"

Mirror: "Reflection on Diversity"
Three-Panel Mosaic: "You Are Not Alone"
Large Bowl: "Friendship Bowl"
Donut-Handled Vessel: "Chingoo" (friends)
Tornado vessel with rocks: "Come-Together"
Platter: "Community" 



The West Lounge is tucked away on the second floor with a stunning view of Lake Laverne. This cozy location is great for quiet studying and relaxation. The piano in the West Lounge is also a great way to de-stress, whether you're playing our listening!


Find the latest and most innovative lounge space in the Memorial Union located on the 2nd floor. Complete with a cozy fireplace, this space is your next favorite study spot.