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We want to welcome you to CYtes (pronounced sites), your official guide to all of the sites throughout Ames and Iowa State University.

This guide is named after CY, the cardinal mascot of Iowa State University. When you visit Ames, you might see CY cheering with the fans at a Cyclone athletic event, entertaining guests during a special celebration or greeting students on central campus. We think CY is the best mascot around, but don’t just take our word for it; CY has been nationally recognized as the CBS Sportsline Most Dominant College Mascot on Earth and the CapitalOne Bowl National Mascot of the Year.

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    A Magical Season Begins in Ames
    As the temperatures get cooler and the days get shorter, a magical season begins in Ames and on the campus of Iowa State University.

    • 1 / Season on Stage: Elf the Musical, JR
    • 2 / Santa-worthy Shopping: Snow Magic
    • 3 / Holiday Happenings: WinterFest