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Visit Grinnell

There’s something about this place.

College is more than classes and studying — for four years, this will be your home. On-campus and virtual visits are one of the most powerful ways you can energize your college search, and perhaps the best way to experience for yourself what it feels like to be a Grinnellian.

We hear it from students again and again — when they visited campus, they knew in their hearts that Grinnell was the right choice. Come find out what your Grinnell story could look like.

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On-Campus Visits

See our rolling hills and breathtaking sunsets. Walk from our state-of-the art science center to our old-meets-new Humanities and Social Studies Center. See a play, take in an art show, and experience life at Grinnell for yourself.


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Individualized Campus Visits

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

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Special Events and Programs

From Discover Grinnell to Admitted Student Days, we offer specially-designated visit days and programs to help you make the most of your time on campus.

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Virtual Visits

Get to know Grinnell from wherever you are. Start out with a self-guided tour, but don't stop there - meet our students, ask questions of our admission counselors, and get a feel for what you'll experience here on campus.

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Live Virtual Events and Programs

Engage in real-time.

Join us for a virtual information session, a live virtual tour, an online interview or one-on-one chat with a current student, or one of our special, seasonal programs such as our summer and fall virtual open houses — all from the comfort of your home.

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YouVisit Virtual Tour

Tour at your own pace.

Want to see campus on your own? Check out our YouVisit virtual tour, which is also available in VR. Click through photos and videos of our beautiful campus and stream stories from students about some of their favorite spaces at Grinnell.

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On-Demand Virtual Visit

Watch and learn.

Check out videos of information sessions (in English, Spanish, and Mandarin) and student-led campus tours, as well as stories and resources to help you experience what it's like to be a student at Grinnell.

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Events Near You

Throughout the fall and spring, Grinnell admission counselors visit high schools and attend college fairs in the U.S. and around the world.

Get to know us

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Meet the Staff

Curious who your admission counselor is at Grinnell? See who works in admission and financial aid and reach out to them by phone or email. We are here to help! 

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Meet the Students

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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Let us support you.

If you are a counselor for high school students or a college advisor for a community-based organization (CBO), you are among our most important partners in identifying students who will thrive at Grinnell. We invite you to connect with us.

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