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Grinnell to Participate in Iowa Private College Week

 Grinnell College, one of the 25 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU), is proud to participate in the 2016 Iowa Private College Week (IPCW). Each year, IPCW hosts approximately 5,000 Iowa students and families, many of whom will visit the Grinnell College campus as part of their IPCW experience.

Tim Butterfield, assistant director of admission and coordinator of Iowa Private College Week for Grinnell College, says the weeklong program “offers students and families an informative snapshot of the Grinnellian experience. Iowa Private College Week is a great way for prospective students to experience Grinnell College and to discover what a liberal arts education offers, as well as to determine which of the participating institutions could be a good fit for their futures.”

During Iowa Private College Week, information sessions will be held daily on the Grinnell College campus at 9 a.m. Prospective students will then hear from faculty, staff, and current students before touring campus. Students may register for a Grinnell College or Iowa Private College Week campus visit. During the week, Casey’s General Stores provides 5-cents per gallon fuel discount coupons on campus to help defray travel costs. Additionally, students who visit at least three campuses and mail in an entry form are eligible to win a $500 bookstore voucher.

Compete fiercely and win frequently.

Grinnellians take athletics seriously. We field 20 NCAA Division III teams that compete fiercely and win frequently. One-third of our students play at least one varsity sport.

We approach athletics a bit differently than the typical college — you may have seen our men’s basketball team’s unorthodox approach to scoring and winning highlighted on television or in a magazine. Athletic competition is an integral part of a liberal arts education for our student athletes. They demonstrate progressively quicker thinking, more nuanced team dynamics, and improved physical and mental agility over the course of a season and a career.

We also offer a wide array of intramural and outdoor recreation programs in which the vast majority of Grinnellians participate. Students here wear a path between the library and the Bear Recreation and Athletic Center, demonstrating their commitment to both thinking and living well.

Ready to take the next step? Visit campus, learn how to apply, understand our generous financial aid policies, or just get more information about Grinnell.

  • Men’s Varsity Teams

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field (indoor and outdoor)

Women’s Varsity Teams

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Volleyball

To-Do List - New Students

New Students – Don’t Forget…

  1. To complete the Student Release of Information Form available at h​t​t​p​:​/​/​w​w​w​.​g​r​i​n​n​e​l​l​.​e​d​u​/​s​i​t​e​s​/​d​e​f​a​u​l​t​/​f​i​l​e​s​/​d​o​c​u​m​e​nts/Student_Release.pdf. Without this form on file, our office cannot discuss your financial aid with your parents once you begin classes.
  2. To complete a Master Promissory Note at https://studentloans.gov if you are accepting a Federal Direct Loan, either Subsidized or Unsubsidized.
  3. To complete Entrance Loan Counseling at https://studentloans.gov if you are accepting any Federal Student Loan.
  4. To accept or decline your student loan and/or work-study online at https://wa3.grinnell.edu/WAPRFA/WebAdvisor. If you decide to borrow more or less that the awarded amount, email finaid[at]grinnell[dot]edu and indicate what change you would like.
  5. To notify the Financial Aid Office of any Outside Scholarships you have been awarded.
  6. To visit the Cashier web page for help with billing, the monthly payment plan, student health insurance, and many other important items.  http://www.grinnell.edu/about/offices-services/cashier
  7. And finally, don’t forget to check your email regularly!