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Visit Grinnell

Campus Visit Hiatus

Grinnell College recognizes the global implications of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and our highest priority is for the health and well-being of everyone affected by COVID-19. As a result, we are closed for campus visitors until further notice.

You can learn more about the College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic on our website.

We are living in unprecedented times and we appreciate your patience and understanding. The Offices of Admission and Student Financial Services will be available via phone and email during business hours to answer any questions. Please email the Office of Admission or call 641-269-3600 for more information.

Experience Grinnell

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Virtual Information Sessions

Join us for a 30 minute virtual information session led by an admission counselor. This session will provide a quick overview of Grinnell’s academic programs, career development experiences, internship and research opportunities, admission requirements, and merit- and need-based financial aid processes. You can even ask live questions using our chat feature!

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Take a Live Virtual Tour of Campus

You may not be able to see campus in person right now, but our current students are excited to show you around in a different way. Through this live virtual tour, students will guide you through the campus tour they would normally give, with the stories they love to tell, all from the comfort of your home. Tours are available throughout the summer and run for approximately 45 minutes. Register here.

Want to explore our campus on your own first? Check out our YouVisit virtual tour of campus instead.

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Schedule an Online Interview

Optional, but highly recommended! Online interviews are a great way to share more about yourself, and can take place over FaceTime, Skype, or a phone call. After you schedule an online interview, a senior interviewer or admission counselor will contact you within 5 business days to schedule a mutually convenient day and time. Please note that you may only interview once, and interviews are available beginning in February of your junior year through January of your senior year.

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Two Seniors Talk Grinnell

An unscripted, conversational take on what makes academics at Grinnell unique, interesting research and internship experiences, and the importance of mentorship and community. Hosted, filmed, and produced entirely by current students.

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Live Virtual Events

Through the end of August, we will be partnering with campus offices to bring you live virtual events on Wednesdays. See the full line-up of events and register here!

  • On Wednesdays, we will host sessions on topics including study abroad, graduate outcomes, our individualized curriculum, and student life.
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Your Home in Grinnell

Hear from current students about campus life and our Grinnell community:

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    Meet Your Admission Counselor

    Want to know who travels your area, will be reading your application, and can answer specific questions you might have about Grinnell? Our admission counselors are here for you — feel free to reach out.

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    Get to Know Our Admission Interns

    One of the best ways to get to know Grinnell is to meet current students. We believe our admission interns are a great sampling of the students who choose to attend Grinnell; see who they are, where they come from, and some of the things they’ve done while at Grinnell. And if you have any questions for them, feel free to contact them.

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    Beginning in February of your junior year, you can interview with one of our admission representatives on campus. An interview isn’t required for admission (and you may only interview once), but it’s a great chance for our staff to get to know you more and find out if Grinnell is a good fit for you.

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    Grinnell Events Near You

    We’d love to know if you plan on attending one of our admission events off-campus. Use the link below to see when we are going to be in your area for college fairs, information sessions, evening programs, interviews, and more!

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    On-Campus Programs and Events

    In the fall semester, we have two Discover Grinnell weekend programs in addition to a Fall Preview Day. In February, we offer a Junior Visit Day for high school juniors who are beginning the college search process. In March and April we welcome our admitted students to campus for special admitted student weekend events.

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    What Can You Do During Your Visit?

    During your visit, our admission counselors will hold an info session that covers a lot of ground: our academic programs, career development services, internship and research opportunities, admission requirements, and need- and merit-based financial aid opportunities. After your session, you’ll take a student-led campus tour that explores our academic buildings, residence halls, athletic facilities, dining hall, and more.

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