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Visit Grinnell

The first step to becoming a Grinnellian.

There's something about this place.

Going to college is more than just classes and studying. This is where you’ll try new things and revisit old interests. Where you’ll meet people who become your friends and mentors for life. You’ll walk on the prairie, bike the country roads, grab a coffee downtown, and think about where this place will take you. For four years, you’ll live here. And although that story looks different for every Grinnellian, we all know there’s only one way to see what yours could look like: by coming to campus.

Schedule your visit

Come See Us

Schedule Your Visit

We welcome any and all visitors to our campus. Just give us a heads-up and register at least 48 hours ahead of time, so we can plan a visit that best fits your interests and needs.

On-Campus Visit Activities

When you arrive for your visit, you have a lot to choose from in getting to know Grinnell. Explore our buildings and classrooms. Attend an information session. Ask current students what it’s like to be a Grinnellian. Discuss scholarships, academic programs, and more with an admission counselor or meet with the Financial Aid office to learn more about our generous need-based aid offerings.

  • Front view of Noyce Science Center

    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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    Interviews

    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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    On-Campus Programs and Events

    In the fall semester, we have two Discover Grinnell programs, and we welcome all Iowa high school seniors to visit campus for Iowa Interview Day. In February, we offer a Junior Visit Day for juniors who have begun the college search process. In April, we welcome our admitted students for one of our two Admitted Student programs.

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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! 

  • Admission Interns at Grinnell

    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.

  • Gates Dormitory on Grinnell's campus

    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.