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.
Many of the College's functions remain remote, including teaching and learning and most administrative work. We are assessing our community health conditions on an ongoing basis to determine how we can continue fulfilling our mission as safely as possible. Our campus activity level system provides overall guidance for life and work at Grinnell based on our community health conditions.
Current Activity Level: Blue
Safety/PPE: Masks required in campus spaces. Masks and eye protection are required certain contexts. In addition, we recommend masks and goggles/shields in high-risk settings for people with medical concerns or at increased risk for severe infection.
Classes: Primarily online, with some hybrid and in-person instruction with appropriate PPE/safety precautions.
Meetings and Events: Will continue to be primarily online. Buildings will continue to operate at a reduced capacity to facilitate appropriate social distancing.
Athletics: Limited outdoor competition possible upon approval. Team training with PPE/safety precautions, buildings at reduced capacity.
Travel/Visitor: Visitors by reservation only; please check with the department or office you intend to visit. College-sponsored travel remains limited and only with approval by the College. Departments should contact the proposal review committee when planning for visitors.
Dining: Take-away food available during business hours from the Marketplace Dining Hall for students on meal plans.