Don't Miss the Bus!

 Rediscover Iowa's Diverse Education!


The 2021 RIDE is cancelled. We realize some school calendars have extended school further into the summer. There are still some limitations to travel and gather. Therefore, we have made the decision to call off our summer bus tour. It is our hope to be back on the road in 2022.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend an extra special thank you to our school counselors across the state. We appreciate the time and effort you are pouring into your schools and students. We look forward to hosting you on this annual tour of Iowa colleges and universities next year. Stay tuned for future plans!


RIDE is a three-day bus tour for school counselors, providing a door-to-door, first-hand look at select college campuses and what makes them unique. Each year the RIDE's takes counselors to a variety of colleges in a specific region for tours, hands-on learning, meals and even overnights in residence halls! 

All transportation, meals, and lodging are taken care of by host colleges and Iowa ACAC.

 There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee. All schools represented by registrants who participate in the RIDE will receive a one-year, institutional Iowa ACAC membership for all members of their office. Make sure to share this professional development opportunity with your counseling counterparts throughout the state.

Grad and CEU Credit Information Coming Soon!

Questions about RIDE in general? Email RIDE Coordinator and Iowa ACAC President-Elect Tara Winter at [email protected]


2020 RIDE Committee

Tara Winter - President-Elect, Wartburg College
Chris Traetow, University of Iowa
Dan Schofield, University of Northern Iowa
Sheryl Cline, Linn Mar High School
Karla Wymore, Mason City High School
Liz Wessels, Kennedy High School
Cara Joens, Xavier High School
Kim Anderson, Tipton High School

Don't miss the bus!