A Framework for Academic Progress and Success

July 02, 2020
Anne Harris in her office

Dear Grinnellians,

We are grateful for the clarifying questions our students, parents, and other members of the Grinnell community have raised in response to our plan for the year ahead.

Grinnell’s plans for the upcoming academic year reflect our mission, values, and priorities and are predicated on our commitment to protecting the health of our students, their families, our faculty and staff, and the community of Grinnell, Iowa.

Please know how committed we are to students’ academic progress and success. Within a multiplicity of factors, we are designing academic and enrollment continuity so that students can further their educational progress and build transformative relationships with faculty and staff. We believe that our actions and plans will allow us to maintain our commitment to providing educational opportunities that can change our students' lives so that they can change the world.

All the best,


Anne F. Harris
Acting President

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COVID-19: Meeting the Challenge

Find the most up to date information on our fall plans.

Latest COVID-19 Updates

Shift to Modified Green Activity Level Effective Tuesday, May 31

I write today to announce a shift to Modified Green Activity Level and provide updates to activities and mask requirements. Thank you for being so vigilant in response to increased case counts on campus this spring and for helping our students successfully complete the academic year. According to the CDC, the COVID-19 Community Level for Poweshiek County has now been downgraded to low, supporting this shift to Modified Green.

Health and Wellness Update: May 16, 2022

To accommodate the increased demand for PCR testing prior to international travel at the end of the semester, the courier schedule is 8 a.m. from Wednesday, May 18, through Sunday, May 22, and 10 a.m. from Monday, May 23, through Wednesday, May 25.

Health and Wellness Update: May 9, 2022

Cases on campus have begun to rise again and cases across Iowa and the nation are increasing as well. The protocols put in place under Modified Blue Activity Level have helped reduce exposures on campus but it is important to consider masking in off-campus settings.

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