All students are expected to leave campus by Monday, March 23.
Please leave as soon as you are able:
- If you have a car and are able to leave, please leave by Monday, March 16.
- If you have a scheduled flight and need help to explore moving up your flight to an earlier day and time please contact Meg Jones Bair for help with logistics.
- Move-out help will be available through Monday, March 16. We can help any student to get their belongings packed and to the door prior to the end of day on March 16.
- Details about shuttles and other logistics will come from student affairs soon.
Students with exceptional reasons to stay on campus can petition to remain via the form that was sent to their Grinnell College email.
Parents and family members are discouraged from coming to campus, so as to limit the chance of infection. If alternative arrangements cannot be made, the College requests that all families limit the amount of people coming to campus and remain outside of residence halls and all other buildings. Faculty and staff have generously volunteered to help students bring their belongings out to waiting vehicles. Box lunches and beverages will be provided for caregivers and visitors.
Storage has been made available for students on campus through C&K Storage. Details are available on the Storage Information for Students page.
In order to best and fairly distribute plastic storage bins to students, a distribution table has been set-up on the first floor of the JRC. Due to limited resources, bins will be distributed at one per person. Cardboard boxes and tape are available in the lounges. Please only take a plastic bin if you intend to use storage provided by C&K in Main Quad.
If the Committee has reviewed your petition and was unable to approve your request to remain on campus for the rest of the semester, you need to make arrangements to move out of the halls no later than Monday, March 23.
Every effort is being made to remove barriers to travel and to help students gain access to appropriate resources to fully participate in online learning.
- If financial considerations impede your ability to return, please visit and/or email the Office of Student Financial Services. They will work with you to develop a plan for funding so that you may depart campus.
- If you do not have access to a laptop or wifi, please email the Office of Student Financial Services to request consideration for this resource. If you qualify, Financial Aid will direct you to Student Affairs to retrieve a check-out form so that you may obtain your necessary technology from ITS.
- If there is a specific need for software, ITS is working with your faculty to ensure you have access to it even from a distance or is assisting the faculty in finding alternative software.
- If you need to consult with Disability Resources regarding accommodations, please contact Autumn Wilke, and she will connect you to assistance.
More details related to consolidation and emergency preparation will be forthcoming. As a reminder, you MUST remain in the state of Iowa from this point forward. That restriction may evolve based on public health information.
- No in-person classes will be held. If do not have access to a laptop, please email the Office of Student Financial Services to request consideration for this resource. If you qualify, Financial Aid will direct you to Student Affairs to retrieve a check-out form so that you may obtain your necessary technology from ITS.
- If you need to consult with Disability Resources regarding accommodations, please contact Autumn Wilke at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will connect you to assistance.
Students who need a computer or internet access should contact the Office of Financial Aid. Computers and mobile wi-fi hotspots are available.
USPS First Class Mail and UPS Packages will be forwarded on to your permanent home address.
Fed Ex Packages cannot be forwarded and will be returned to sender.
Students who will be staying on campus will need to go into “My Mailing Profile” and choose “Please Hold My Mail.”
Students who would like their mail forwarded to an alternate address other than their permanent home address will need to go to "My Mail Profile" and choose “Add a New Forwarding Address.”
Make sure to check your student mailbox and pickup your packages before you leave campus.
Mail Services will not begin to forward mail or packages until March 23, 2020.
There is a Facebook group to help Grinnellians connect for ride sharing. To join the group, you may need to use a Grinnell email address.
Permit holders must complete this survey in order to be eligible for a prorated refund or to be allowed to leave their vehicle on campus after Monday, March 23.
Each permit holder is eligible for a prorated refund of their parking permit in the amount of $20.00. We will begin processing your refund following the completion of our survey and the return of your permit to Campus Safety. You may return the permit in person or by mail:
Department of Campus Safety
1432 East Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
If feasible, we strongly recommend that students take their vehicle home when they depart campus. Vehicles allowed to remain on campus may not be eligible for retrieval until Grinnell College resumes regular operations.
If you are seeking to park your vehicle on a campus owned parking lot, you must complete our survey and leave your parking permit in the vehicle. The decision to leave your vehicle on campus makes you ineligible for the prorated refund. Instructions regarding where the vehicle must be parked prior to your departure will be provided to those permit holders who have completed the survey.
Permit holders who do not complete the survey may have their vehicle relocated to another lot via tow, at the owner’s expense after Monday, March 23 at 12:00 PM.