On-Campus Events

Discover Grinnell — Fall Semester

Every fall, we host two Discover Grinnell programs for high school seniors that allow you to spend the day exploring Grinnell’s academic and student life. You’ll have the chance to:

  • Attend class.
  • Tour campus.
  • Interact with current students and other prospective students.
  • Meet faculty and coaches.
  • Learn about the application and admission process.
  • Attend sessions on student life, the individually-advised curriculum, the First-Year Tutorial, study abroad, and research and internship opportunities.

Participants also have the chance to spend the night on campus. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot early.

Select the date that you would like to register to attend.  

Program registration here:  November 3-4, 2013

Printable:  Discover Grinnell Program Schedule

Please do not make travel arrangements until your reservation for the program and overnight are confirmed by our Visit Coordinator.

Junior Visit Day — April

Junior Visit Day

Friday, April 18, 2014

Are you a junior who’s already looking at colleges? Congratulations on getting a head start! We’ve designed a program just for you on Friday, April 18th, 2014.

Your day will start at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome from President Kington.  Check-in and breakfast will be available from 7 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

During your visit, you’ll:

Attend a class

Tour campus

  • Learn about:
  • Academics
  • Admission
  • Financial aid
  • Life beyond the classroom  

 
The closing reception starts at 2:05 p.m.  Admission staff, current students, and athletic coaches available to answer any questions you may have.

Register for the Junior Visit Day program.
 

Admitted Student Programs — April 2014

You’ve applied and been accepted. Congratulations! We invite you to experience Grinnell’s endless possibilities for yourself at one of our admitted student programs, designed specifically for you.

Every spring we host two Admitted Student Programs that allow you to explore the campus and student life.  This year’s programs are April 6-7 and April 20-21.  Over the course of two days, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Attend class
  • Tour campus
  • Interact with current students and other prospective students
  • Meet faculty and coaches
  • Attend sessions on student life, the individually-advised curriculum, the First-Year Tutorial, study abroad, and research and internship opportunities

Participants also have the chance to spend the night on campus. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot early.

Select the date that you would like to register to attend through your student status portal.  

Program registration:  COMING SOON
Printable: Tentative Program Schedule 2014

Please do not make travel arrangements until your reservation for the program and overnight are confirmed through the registration process.

Grinnell Summer Preview Day, Summer 2014

Date & Time TBD

During this introductory look at Grinnell you will learn why we are considered one of the country's top liberal arts colleges and why we consistently attract some of the most talented students in the nation. Come find out if Grinnell College is the place for you!

Iowa Private College Week – August

Daily sessions at 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) is a week-long program for independent Iowa colleges and universities to invite prospective students and their families from any state or region to explore their campuses. It's a great time for prospective students to learn about the academic and social opportunities offered; meet with faculty, coaches, students and staff.

This year IPCW is held in August 2014. There are two sessions each day at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Each session includes a welcome address, campus tour, admission/financial aid presentation, and panel discussions with Student Affairs staff, faculty and students.

You can register for this great opportunity online from our campus visit calendar, just head there now to select the date and session that works best for your schedule.

Once you've registered online you will receive a confirmation email from us at the email address you've provided. If you register through the Thinkindependently.com website you will receive an email confirmation from us in 3-5 business days.

Diversity Preview Program — Fall Semester

The Grinnell Diversity Preview Program offers you the chance to apply for a FREE trip to campus so you can discover your place at one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. The 2014 Diversity Preview Program will be held from September 28 – 29, 2014.

Download the Diversity Preview Program Application 2014 or submit an application online, but please note the application requirements listed below.

Program participants will:

  • Stay overnight with a current student host
  • Go on a tour of the Grinnell campus
  • Attend classes
  • Attend an information session on admission and financial aid
  • Meet campus leaders
  • Have lunch with professors and admission staff

Application requirements:

  • Applicants must be high school seniors
  • Student of color (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American) OR first in family to attend college
  • Interest in liberal arts education (arts and humanities, mathematics and sciences, social sciences)
  • Submit the Diversity Preview Program Application 2014 or submit an application online.
  • High school transcript with SAT/ACT
  • Activities resumé

Applications are due by September 1, 2014, and will not be reviewed until the deadline has passed. The program is scheduled from September 28-29. If you have questions, please call the Office of Admission at 800-247-0113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (central). Please note that the Diversity Preview Program cannot accept applications from international students or transfer applicants.