Thursday, Jul. 12, 2012 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

Grinnell College, one of 28 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU), will host prospective students and families during Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 6-10.

“These initial campus visits give students and families the opportunity to learn firsthand which Iowa college may be the right fit for their future,” said Will Cummins, assistant director of admission and coordinator of Grinnell’s activities for the tour week.

Information sessions will be held daily on the Grinnell campus at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Prospective students will meet with faculty and current students, learn about academic programs and financial aid availability, and tour residence halls and campus facilities.

Each visiting student will receive a “passport” stamped at each Iowa college on the tour; students who visit three or more campuses and enroll at a participating college are eligible for $500 bookstore drawings. Casey’s General Stores have also partnered with IAICU to offer gas discounts for families making campus visits Aug. 6-10.

Students may register for a Grinnell campus visit at, or pre-register for IPCW campus visits at  

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.