"Grinnell is an integral part of my life every day. It taught me how to manage school and extracurricular activities, since I stayed busy then and still do now with school, work, and fun. I learned to interact with people at Grinnell, and the closeness of that community made it easy for me to transition to working life, meeting with patients, and now working in groups for school again."

-Nilesh Wickramanayake '10, Clinical Research Coordinator, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Grinnell College is one of a group of eight highly selective, nationally recognized liberal arts colleges known as Eight of the Best.

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colorado College
  • Connecticut College
  • Grinnell College
  • Haverford College
  • Kenyon College
  • Macalester College
  • Sarah Lawrence College

The Deans of Admission of these Eight of the Best colleges invite you and your family to a reception held in select cities in the United States every spring and fall. Each college has something distinctive to offer. As a group, they place great value on student-faculty interaction, small classes, and challenging curricula. These colleges send a high percentage of graduates on to graduate and professional schools, and count among their alumnae/i leaders in virtually every field. This free program includes presentations on admission, financial aid, and each of the eight colleges. There is also ample opportunity to ask questions.

Spring 2015 Tour Dates and Locations

Register now for any of our Spring 2015 events. Please note that check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the stated start time.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Westin St. Francis Union Square

335 Powell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102


Monday, May 18, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Westin Hotel

1900 Fifth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Marriott Downtown Waterfront

1401 SW Naito Parkway

Portland, OR 97201


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Long Beach Marriott

4700 Airport Plaza Drive

Long Beach, CA 90815


Thursday, May 21, 2015

7:00 p.m.

JW Marriott L.A. LIVE

900 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015