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Virtual Visits

Welcome to Grinnell

Home to the curious, inspired, passionate, and driven change-makers of the world.

We love our beautiful location in the heart of Iowa and think you will, too. The best way to discover everything we have to offer is an in-person visit—but we know that not everyone can make it to campus right now.

But we want you to see much more about Grinnell than just our beautiful campus. This page captures our collective passion for learning, our commitment to social responsibility, our insatiable quest for knowledge in pursuit of a better world, and the connections we hold with one another.

So begin your exploration below. Learn how Grinnell can help you realize your full potential and do nothing less than change the world. 

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Catch Us Live

Connect with us in real time to answer all of your questions! Whether you'd like a virtual info session with our admission staff, a virtual tour with current students, or to schedule a one-on-one admission interview, we're here for you.

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    Living on Campus

    Where students thrive.

    In addition to providing a safe and comfortable living space, the residence halls at Grinnell College foster a strong sense of community. Within these halls, you’ll learn to practice self-governance, living and working well with others to promote an inclusive and healthy environment.

    Explore your new home and all it has to offer here:

    Residential Life
    Campus Life

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    Your Dining Options

    Redefining college cuisine.

    A community gathering space with globally-inspired and award-winning dining, our Marketplace offers a depth and variety of food choices to keep you satisfied. Our menu also accommodates all dietary needs. 

    See what's on the menu today!


    What's it Like to Eat in Grinnell's Dining Hall?


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    Your Campus Community

    How Do I Find My People?

    Moving to a new home and starting a new chapter of your life can be challenging. At Grinnell, we thrive on individuality, diverse perspectives, and fostering a community that is welcoming to all. As you settle into our campus, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect with others, whether through the classroom, more than 150 student organizations, or at campus events and parties that are free of charge and open to all.  

    Your people are out there. Come meet your future crew.

    Life at Grinnell

    Arts & Culture

    Student Organizations


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    Your Academic Experience

    Explore your interests.

    At Grinnell, we believe that learning works best when you’re actively involved in your classroom community, studying what matters to you. We believe in making connections across academic disciplines, learning beyond the classroom, and pursuing excellence in everything we do. With more than 500 courses and just one required class outside of your major, you’ll have plenty of academic freedom. But you won’t go it alone; dedicated faculty advisers provide guidance and support every step of the way.

    Start planning your journey.

    The Classroom Experience
    Your Four Years
    Majors & Concentrations
    First-Year Academics

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Explore More

Ready to explore more on your own time? Browse through campus yourself with a photo tour and videos of students' favorite spots.

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    Limitless Opportunities

    The world is your classroom.

    We know your personal and professional lives are diverse, complex, and multifaceted. And your education should be as well. Whether through mentored research, on-campus employment, global study options, internships, volunteer experiences, and other forms of civic engagement, you'll find a Grinnell education means learning outside the classroom as much as inside it.

    Here, the world is your classroom. Start the exploration.

    Center for Careers, Life, & Service

    Global Grinnell


    Graduate Outcomes


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    Life in Grinnell, Iowa

    Small town, big heart.

    An idyllic town in the heart of Iowa, Grinnell is an active, progressive, quirky community always on the lookout for the next generation of leaders and change makers. As a student at Grinnell, you’ll get to know our beautiful parks, vibrant restaurant scene, and artsy vibe. We hope you'll discover why so many of us love calling Grinnell home.

    Explore what Grinnell has to offer – and learn what you might bring to our community.

    Grinnell, Iowa

    Getting Around


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