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Information for Students and Families

What you need to know: 

  • See the Campus Activity Levels for further information about daily activities on campus that may change depending on community health conditions on campus and in our region.
  • For fall 2021, all students are required to submit their COVID vaccination dates, along with uploading their COVID vaccination record for vetting through the student portal. Those that do not have access to COVID-19 vaccinations outside of the U. S. should contact a SHAW nurse through the student portal to make a plan about next steps. Those that do not have access to COVID-19 vaccinations and those with medical or religious exemptions will undergo daily testing for 7 days upon arrival to campus.
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Campus Activity Level: Green

Campus Activity Levels and Definitions

 

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Questions? Change of Plans?

Submit a question or comment regarding the online or on-campus experience and we’ll route your question to someone who can find the answer.

Please let College staff know if and when you make changes to your plans for the 2020-2021 academic year. This could include changes in your response to your residency offer and leaves of absence; requests for part-time status, continuous residency on campus, and/or technology assistance; and notification of significant changes in your financial situation.

Videos and Informational Webinars

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Preparing for Spring Term 2021

Webinar for students and families recorded Dec. 3, 2020

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The On-Campus Grinnell Experience: Living and Learning in a Low Density Community

Online panel about the on-campus student experience during the first term of fall 2020, recorded July 23, 2020

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The Online Grinnell Experience: Living and Learning in a Virtual Community

Online panel about the remote-learning student experience during the first term of fall 2020, recorded July 23, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Updates

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: July 26, 2021

All students are required to upload their COVID vaccination documentation (unless they have received an exemption from Director of Health Deb Shill). Students, and any employee who wishes, can upload this documentation using the instructions below. Student reporting is currently at 84%.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: July 19, 2021

Results for the week of July 12, 2021: 0 student positives; 0 faculty/staff positives. 514 employees and 575 students have reported that they are vaccinated. Overall vulnerability in Poweshiek county is very low, as is the number of cases.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: July 12, 2021

Results for the week of July 5, 2021: 0 student positives; 0 faculty/staff positives. 506 employees and 564 students have reported that they are vaccinated. Immunity in Iowa is also on the rise, now over 66%. Nationwide immunity is estimated at 70.21%.

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