Before New Student Orientation begins, some new students may be eligible to participate in a pre-orientation program. See below for summaries and contact information for the various programs.
International Pre-Orientation Program (IPOP)
An International Pre-Orientation Program (IPOP) is held just prior to NSO. The program is designed for new international students, language assistants, and US students living abroad. Participants explore Grinnell and discuss cultural and regulatory issues that impact student life. The schedule includes campus and community tours, shopping for items that don't 'pack well', and time to open a bank account and apply for a Social Security Number. Students meet their Host/Friendship Family, get to know Grinnell staff and faculty and have a great time with some of their new classmates. Visit this website for more information about IPOP: http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/studentaffairs/oisa/preorientation
Peer Connections Pre-Orientation Leadership Institute (PCPOP)
The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership will invite select members of the class of 2016 to participate in the Peer Connections Pre-Orientation Leadership Institute (PCPOP). The three day leadership training will offer effective college strategies to focus on academic success, peer mentorship, social justice and personal wellness. The pre-orientation leadership model is centered on the successful transition and adjustment to college life. PCPOP targets first generation, underrepresented populations and student athletes for this comprehensive program. (Family members are welcome to attend designated information sessions and social events.) Early registration is required for all first generation and underrepresented student populations. Please direct all inquiries to Marlene Jacks, Intercultural Engagement & Leadership, via e-mail at email@example.com. Visit this website for more information about PCPOP: http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/interculturalengage/pcpop2011
Pre-NSO Shabbat Dinner
Come meet members of Chalutzim, Grinnell’s Jewish student organization, for Shabbat Dinner on Friday August 24th, in a relaxed, informal environment before orientation starts. Dinner begins at 7:00pm in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 209. Please RSVP to Julie Laube, Laubej@grinnell.edu, (641) 269-4981 if you are able to join us. Please note that the residence halls do not open until Saturday, August 25 at 8:00am, so you should be prepared to stay in a local hotel that evening. Visit this website for more information about spiritual and religious life on campus: http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/chaplain