Welcome to Grinnell College, Class of 2019!

Grinnell College is committed to supporting guests with disabilities throughout New Student and Family Orientations. Please call 641-269-3700 if you have a disability that requires accommodation for participation in an event.  

New Student Orientation: August 21–26, 2015

We are currently working hard to plan New Student Orientation. Please check back for updates. If you have any questions at this time, please email New Student Orientation.

Students and their families can arrange their travel plans so that they can check in to their residence hall between 1– 5 p.m. on Friday, August 21, before orientation programming begins on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Students can settle in to their rooms and visit several offices before the end of the business day on Friday. Alternately, a Saturday morning arrival is possible for those who are not able to travel on Friday. Students could check in from 8–10 a.m. on Saturday and visit most campus offices.

There will also be various family orientation sessions and events planned for the evening of Friday, August 21, and during the day on Saturday, August 22. Many families will depart campus after 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, when their students become occupied with student-only orientation programming. But, some families will choose to leave on Sunday, August 23, due to traveling a great distance.

For details, view the NSO Family Schedule.

If you plan to attend, please register for the Family Orientation Session.

The first tutorial class (first-years only) is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 23; the first full day of classes (all students) is Thursday, August 27.