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Visit Grinnell

There’s something about this place.

Going to college is more than just classes and studying. For four years, you’ll live here. And although that story looks different for every Grinnellian, on-campus and virtual visits are the best ways to see what yours could look like.

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On-Campus Visits and Events

Come experience our living and learning community in person.

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Campus Visits

A visit to Grinnell can include an information session, student-led campus tour, meal in the dining hall, interview, financial aid appointment, and more. 

Rachel Arseneault ’10

Visit Tips

Learn how can you make the most of your campus visit beyond the typical tour and information session by exploring our visit options, which vary based on time of year. 

John Lof, Admission Counselor

An Added Benefit

A college visit is more than just a chance for you to explore our campus — it can increase your likelihood of admission. Learn what “demonstrated interest” is.

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Virtual Visits, Events, and Interviews

Get to know Grinnell from wherever you are — all you need is WiFi!

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Live Virtual Events

Join us for a 30-minute virtual information session or a 45-minute live virtual tour of campus from the comfort of your own home. 

Want to explore our campus on your own first? Check out our online YouVisit 3D/virtual reality tour.

Patty Amador-Lacson


Online interviews are an optional but great way to share more about yourself. You may only interview once, and interviews for domestic students are available from May of your junior year through mid-December of your senior year. International students, you may request an interview up until the deadline through which you are applying. 

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Voice or Video Chats

Whether you want to discuss philosophy or the weather in Iowa, our current students and admission staff are happy to help.

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Visit Programs (On-Campus & Virtual)

Learn more about visit programs and sign up for future events.

How to learn more

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Explore on your own time

No information session or tour times working with your schedule? Check out these videos, which include full-length recorded information sessions and campus tours, as well as short snippets from students about academics, student life, off-campus study, research, career development services, and more.

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Student journeys

Want to learn about the student experience at Grinnell? Read about the extraordinary journeys our students experience during their four years.

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For college counselors

As a college counselor or CBO adviser for high school students considering college, you are one of our most valuable partners, which is why we have a resource page dedicated to you.

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