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Family Weekend

On behalf of the entire College, the Division of Student Affairs invites all families to Family Weekend. Family Weekend in 2019 will be Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 29. Plan now to attend this fall!

Weekend Activities

Family Weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your student, meet faculty members, and become better acquainted with Grinnell College. Here is a sampling of the events planned for Family Weekend 2019.  A schedule with times and locations will be posted by September 4.  Please keep in mind that this online schedule will be subject to change. For the most accurate and up-to-date schedule, please stop by the Family Weekend welcome and information table in the Joe Rosenfield lobby upon your arrival to campus.

Friday, Sept. 27

  • Family Weekend welcome and information table
  • Class Visits
  • Campus Office Visits
  • Free family golf at the Grinnell College Golf Course
  • Office of Admission Information Session and Campus Tour
  • President’s Welcome: Raynard S. Kington
  • Resources Fair and Ice Cream Social
  • Shabbat Table
  • Grinnell Jazz Ensemble
  • SGA Family Movie


Saturday, Sept. 28

  • Family Weekend welcome and information table
  • Science Division Poster Session and Reception
  • Social Studies and Humanities Poster Session and Reception
  • Office of Admission Information Session and Campus Tour
  • Trip to Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA)
  • Grinnell Football vs. Macalester College
  • Grinnell Symphony Orchestra
  • Free family golf at the Grinnell College Golf Course
  • Grinnell Singers
  • Grant O. Gale Observatory

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • Free family golf at the Grinnell College Golf Course
  • Interdenominational Christian Worship Service

Housing Accommodations

There are several lodging options in and around Grinnell.  Make your reservation today.

We look forward to welcoming families on campus this fall!

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