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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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    'Tis the Season for the Unexpected in Ames!
    With snow on the ground and a chill in the air,

    • 1 / Unexpected Eats
    • 2 / Unexpected Athletics
    • 3 / Unexpected Outdoors