Fall 2020 Planning
Fall 2020 Campus Planning Update
July 10, 2020 - A message for students from Acting President Anne Harris that provides further details on the on-and off-campus experience in 2020-21.
A Framework for Academic Progress and Success
July 2, 2020 - Acting President Anne Harris provides an overview of the 2020-21 academic year planning process in a video message to campus.
Intercollegiate Athletic Competition During Fall Term 1
June 29, 2020 - Grinnell athletic teams will not compete against other colleges during the first fall term. We will continue to closely monitor the latest research and reports and will announce our decisions about Fall Term 2, Spring Term 1, and Spring Term 2 as those terms draw nearer.
Academic Year 2020-21 Planning Updates
June 12, 2020 - More specific information about our fall plans, even as our planning work continues. 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.
2020-21 Test Optional Admission Policy
June 5, 2020 - For the 2020-21 admission cycle Grinnell College will adopt a test optional admission policy.
Special Campus Memo: Planning Considerations for Academic Year 2020-21 Classes
June 1, 2020 - The 2020-21 academic year will be a year of change and adaptation as we seek to manage the number of students, faculty, and staff on campus at a given time and to create as safe a campus environment as possible.
Special Campus Memo: Plans to Build Testing Capacity for Fall 2020
May 22, 2020 - The College signed a contract with a private testing firm that guarantees capacity for initial and regularized diagnostic (PCR) COVID-19 testing for students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus.
Spring 2020 Response Messages
COVID-19 Campus Update: Thank You (3-14-20)
Important COVID-19 Planning Updates (3-10-20)
Update on CDC Guidelines Implementation (2-10-20)
Coronavirus Outbreak and China Travel (1-30-20)
Flu Activity at Grinnell College (1-28-20)