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Dates of Fall Program

Outline of the 2015 Fall Semester Schedule

Please take this as an overview and limit your outside plans until after the first several weeks in London. Details about the semester, such as dates and destinations of field trips, will be finalized then. You will learn about your personal course timetable upon arrival.

Monday, 31 August: Recommended date for departure to London on overnight flight

Tuesday, 1 September: Recommended arrival date (date when access to program housing begins)

Grinnell-in-London office open: 1 to 4 pm

Astronomy

We are living in a Golden Age for astronomy, and Grinnell College offers its students a range of opportunities to experience the excitement of direct involvement in astronomical observation and investigation. The unusually sophisticated instrumentation at Grinnell's observatory supports activities ranging from casual visual observing to active astronomical research and allows students to do projects that are connected to topics of current interest, such as the expansion of the universe and the behavior of pulsars.

Alumni

We are very proud of our alumni! Our majors go on to work in architecture, arts management, community service, development, education, law, and museums and galleries—or physics, computer science, and economics. Those pursuing advanced degrees in art history have a brilliant track record. In recent years our alumni have been (or are) graduate students at the most prestigious academic institutions (UC Berkeley, Bryn Mawr, the Courtauld, Duke, Penn, Stanford, UCLA, Williams, and Yale, to name a few).