Virtual Commencement — May 18, 2020 at 10 a.m.

In place of an on-campus commencement ceremony, we plan to host a virtual graduation program to honor the class of 2020. This program will take place on May 18 and include pre-recorded components.

Click Here to View Virtual Commencement

Messages to the Class of 2020

In the last days that students were on campus and until Commencement, members of the Grinnell community have been sending video messages to the Class of 2020.

Video still of Jack Taylor

Messages from Alumni

Messages from Wilfried Prewo ’70, Edith Renfrow Smith ’37, Peter Coyote ’64, Tom Cole ’71, Jack Taylor ’14 and many more.

Still from YouTube video of Tammy Nyden

Messages from Faculty and Staff

Messages from faculty and staff across campus.

Still from YouTube video of Trish Fitzgibbons Anderson ’80

Messages from Trustees

Messages from David Maxwell ’66, Tobi Klein Marcus ’87, Ron Gault ’62, Patricia Finkelman ’80, Matthew Welch ’96, and Trish Fitzgibbons Anderson ’80.

The full ceremony and highlights of Commencement 2019 are available on Grinnell College's YouTube channel.

Live Captioning:

We provide live captions for all streamed events.

There will be no live captioning until the time of an event.

If you cannot view the video, or cannot see the captions during a scheduled event, please contact Grinnell Communications, 641-269-3400.

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