Finding the Tearoom

The Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom is the centerpiece of the ground floor of MacKay Hall. The main entrance is on the east side of the tearoom. Visitors may enter through any door of the building, and take any staircase or elevator down. Follow the main corridor until reaching room 23A.

Directions to MacKay Hall

MacKay Hall is located on Osborn Drive on the ISU Campus. Visitors from out of town should take the University Drive exit off of U.S. Highway 30. Turn right onto University Drive and pass Jack Trice Stadium. Turn left onto 4th to reach free parking in the commuter lot. Coming from further away? View ISU on an Iowa map.


Free parking is available at the ISU Transit Hub just south of C.Y. Stephens Auditorium. Take a northbound bus to reach the Iowa State campus. There is no charge to take this shuttle to and from campus. Get off the bus at the first stop beyond the Kildee-Bessey transfer point. MacKay Hall is across the street from this bus stop. If necessary, ask your friendly Cy-Ride driver for help in locating MacKay Hall.

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Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom

23 MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1078