For nearly four decades, the Scholars’ Convocation series has created a common educational experience shared by the entire Grinnell College community. Established in the late 1970s in response to the College’s move to an open curriculum, the accessible interdisciplinary nature of convocation offers an intellectual encounter that transcends disciplinary boundaries.
Scholars’ Convocations are arranged by a faculty committee. If you are planning or are interested in planning a Scholars’ Convocation, please see Scholars’ Convocation Proposals.
Scholars’ Convocation 2020–21
- Sept. 17: Constitution Day, Voting Rights. Speaker: Jack Doppelt ’74
- Oct. 1: Bill Ferguson
- Nov. 5: President Anne Harris
- Nov. 12:Latona Giwa ’09
- Dec. 3: Vance Byrd
Convocations this fall will be held Thursdays from noon–12:50 p.m. on Webex. Links are available on the College calendar.
The spring convocation schedule will be available at a later date.