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COVID-19: Meeting the Challenge

Meeting the Challenge

In what will forever be a defining moment in each of our lives, Grinnellians rose to meet unprecedented challenges and changes together. It is now time to shift our focus to what is next.

Grinnell’s leadership, faculty, and staff are committed to providing the very best Grinnell educational opportunities possible for our students. Decisions about the coming academic year will require the creativity, compassion, and consideration for community that are the hallmarks of Grinnell College.

A Framework for Academic Progress and Success

Acting President Anne Harris discusses Grinnell’s plans for the upcoming academic year.

Anne Harris in her office

Latest Updates

A Framework for Academic Progress and Success

Acting President Anne Harris answers many questions in a video about the coming Fall 2020 term.
Women's volleyball team huddles together

Intercollegiate Athletic Competition During Fall Term 1

Grinnell athletic teams will not compete against other colleges during the first fall term.

Academic Year 2020-21 Planning Update

The next academic year will consist of four 7.5-week terms, with an optional summer term. We are planning for a low-density campus this fall, with a minimum starting number of between 500 - 600 students for the first term. There will be in-person and distance class offerings each term.
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Preparing for a Successful Start

President Kington and Dean Anne Harris share a message of reassurance in the College’s ability to prepare for a successful start of the next academic year.

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Safety of Grinnell Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Heather Cox, associate director of emergency management, shares the RS2 Health and Living committee’s guiding principles as they make plans to prepare for a successful start of the next academic year.

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Health and Living

Sarah Moschenross, associate vice president of student affairs, shares information on how the RS2 Health and Living committee is making operational recommendations about the residential experience while living with the pandemic and developing a plan that prioritizes public health.

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