View of east and north campus

Grinnell 101

Let us show you around.

screenshot from virtual tour of Grinnell

Campus Tour

Join current students Elizabeth Collinger ’21, Malia Wells ’21, and Wagih Henawi ’22  on a photo tour of Grinnell College.

Screenshot of general information session student speaking.

General Information Session

Admission staff member Grace Lloyd ’16 and students Cinthia Romo ’21 and Seth Bartusek ’21 answer all your questions about Grinnell.

Screenshot of Grinnellians Maddy and Ayyad.

Memories and Stories of Grinnell

Grinnellians Maddy Smith ’20 and Ayyad Jacob ’20 share some of their favorite experiences and stories from their time on campus.

Watch our professors in action.

Mark Laver

Music with Professor Mark Laver

Learn about jazz composer Duke Ellington and more. 

Want to keep learning about music with Mark Laver? Check out his lecture on American classical music and the music of New Orleans next!

Josh Sandquist

Biology with Professor Josh Sandquist

Learn about cortical rotation and more.

Sarah Purcell Grinnell

History with Professor Sarah Purcell

Learn about the election of 1800 and more.

Want to keep learning about history from Sarah Purcell? Check out her lecture on the rise of party politics next!

Eat, live, learn.

The Marketplace Dining Hall

Your Dining Options

A community gathering space with globally-inspired and award-winning dining, our Marketplace Dining Hall offers a depth and variety of food choices to keep you satisfied. Our menu also accommodates all dietary needs. Learn what eating in our dining hall is like from current students. 

Eco House Students Hanging Out

Living on Campus

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, a policy of living and working well with others to promote an inclusive and healthy environment. 

Students in Herrick Chapel

Finding Your 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.  

Hear our students describe Grinnell.

Riley Guieb ‘21 in the Harris Center

A Unique Environment

“I’m being myself, in a very different place that allows me to do so. That’s what makes adjusting here really easy.”

Peony Teo ‘21 sits on a bench in central campus

Fun, Challenging, and Diverse

“I wanted a school that would be challenging and yet fun.”

Nolan Bogess, still photo from video

An Engaging Community

“The fact that I’m on a really tight-knit college campus and that I know so many people that I love and so many people that support me, really comforts me.”

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