On behalf of the entire College, the Division of Student Affairs invites all families to Family Weekend. Family Weekend in 2017 will be Friday, September 22, through Sunday, September 24. Plan now to attend this fall!

Weekend Activities

Family Weekend  is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your student, meet faculty members, and become better acquainted with Grinnell College. Past Family Weekend activities have included:

  • Academic classroom visits
  • An ice cream social hosted by the Division of Students Affairs
  • Shabbat service and table on Friday night hosted by Chalutzim, Grinnell's Jewish student organization
  • Poster presentations about student research initiatives in the science, social studies, and humanities divisions
  • Campus and community tours
  • Observatory open house to see the stars
  • Family Weekend Parade and Pep Fest
  • Several athletic competitions
  • President's reception and remarks
  • A family listserv meet-up/coffee hour
  • An interdenominational worship service on Sunday morning
  • A jazz brunch on Sunday

Housing Accommodations

There are several lodging options in and around Grinnell.  Make your reservation today!

We look forward to welcoming families on campus this fall!