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We Are Family Weekend

Join Us Nov. 4–6, 2022

We look forward to meeting families who are planning to attend the We Are Family weekend.

Pre-registration for We are Family Weekend is not required but highly encouraged. You are able to register at the welcome and information table during the weekend. Please visit the registration survey to complete the registration process.

Please see the updated and developing schedule below and check back regularly for updates!

All Grinnell College students are welcome and encouraged to attend events throughout the weekend, registration not needed.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

  • 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. We Are Family weekend welcome and information table, Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, First Floor Main Lobby
  • 8 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. Class visits; families are invited to attend a list of classes. Passes are required. You may pick up passes from the We Are Family weekend welcome and information table. Space is limited and visitors must arrive early to class to avoid class disruption. 
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit our Grinnell College offices  
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pioneer Bookshop, 933 Main Street
  • 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibition: Paper Trails: Modern Indian Works on Paper from the Gaur Collection, Bucksbaum Arts Center, Room 131, Grinnell College Museum of Art
  • 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibition: Reverent Ornament: Art from the Islamic World, Bucksbaum Arts Center, Room 131, Grinnell College Museum of Art
  • 1:30 p.m. Gumaa: Muslim prayer, CRSSJ Prayer garage, Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice
  • 2 p.m. Book signing: The Ghost of Craven Snuggs by Professor Emeritus of Theater Sandy Moffet, Pioneer Bookshop, 933 Main St.
  • 5:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat service, Chalutzim Lounge, Rosenfield Center, Room 209-O
  • 6:15 p.m. Shabbat table, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
  • 8 p.m. Spark Creative Presents Baby Wants Candy, musical improv group, Harris Concert Hall

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022

  • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. We Are Family weekend welcome and information table, Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, First Floor Main Lobby
  • 9 a.m. College Update with President Anne Harris: Being at Grinnell Now, Anne F. Harris, president of the College, Herrick Chapel
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pioneer Bookshop, 933 Main Street
  • 10 a.m. Shabbat Morning Gathering with Chaverim and Rabbi Sarah, CRSSJ Prayer garage, Center for Religion, Spirituality & Social Justice. Join us for a text study and discussion exploring family, ancestry and lineage in both our Jewish tradition and in our personal lives. Snacks provided.
  • 10 – 11:30 a.m. Science/Social Studies/Humanities poster session, Noyce Ahrens Atrium (first floor elbow)
  • 11 a.m.   Midwest Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament, Grinnell vs. Cornell College, Springer Field
  • 11 a.m. Met Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata, Harris Center Cinema
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Food Trucks: Marco’s Grilled Cheese and Smokey D’s, Parking Lot J (adjacent to the Harris Center)
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Imagining Grinnell’s Future Together, Rosenfield Center, Room 101. Grinnell College is currently in the process of imagining its future through a strategic planning process. You are invited for an interactive session with President Harris and members of the strategic planning team to learn about the planning process and share your experiences and aspirations as a family or supporter of a current student.
  • Noon – 5:30 p.m. Exhibition: Paper Trails, Bucksbaum Arts Center, Room 131, Grinnell College Museum of Art
  • Noon – 5:30 p.m. Exhibition: Reverent Ornament, Bucksbaum Arts Center, Room 131, Grinnell College Museum of Art
  • 1 p.m. Grinnell football vs. Illinois College, Rosenbloom Field *POSTPONED*
  • 1 p.m. Men’s and women’s swimming and diving vs. Luther College, Russell K. Osgood Pool/Natatorium
  • 4 p.m. Small Group Discussion for Families of Black Students, Division of Student Affairs Office, Rosenfield Center, Room 310
  • 7:30 p.m.  Concert: Grinnell Singers, Bucksbaum Arts Center, Room 104, Sebring-Lewis Hall
  • 8 – 10 p.m.  Grant O. Gale Observatory.  Walking: access using the sidewalk between the baseball field and the track. Driving: turn left off 10th Ave. between the railroad tracks and the east side of the Bear Recreation and Athletic Center. Follow the gravel road north.  Questions, please call 641-990-2199. 
  • 8 – 10 p.m. Live Band Karaoke, Harris Center Concert Hall

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022

  • 10:30 a.m. Interdenominational Christian worship service, Herrick Chapel

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