The First-Year Tutorial is your academic and social introduction to Grinnell. It’s also technically the only class required for all students, but calling Tutorial “required” doesn’t quite do it justice.
Before you arrive on campus, you’ll get to choose from a list of 30-40 Tutorial options, with topics like Kendrick Lamar, Coping with Climate Change, and Exploring the Magical World of Calvin and Hobbes. They’re taught by expert faculty all across campus.
Tutorials are small, writing-intensive, discussion-based classes that teach you the academic skills you will need to succeed at Grinnell. You’ll have 10 to 14 classmates, all fellow first-year students.