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Welcome, Grinnellians

Welcome to our community.

Congratulations on your decision to join us here at Grinnell College, and we are excited to welcome you to our campus and our community. We look forward to getting to know you and having the opportunity to work with you over the next few years.

As you prepare to join us here in Grinnell, there are a few things that you will need to do. You probably also have a few questions that we can answer. Here a few of the things you will need:

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    New Student Checklist

    This checklist is a central location for you to find all of the forms that you will need to complete and all of the other actions you will need to take before you arrive.

    New Student Checklist

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    New Student Orientation

    New Student Orientation will be held Friday, Aug. 23 through Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2024. Check here for schedules and other information.

    New Student Orientation

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Find information about getting to Grinnell and getting around once you're here.

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    Move-In Information

    Questions about what to bring? What will your dorm room be like? Find your answers here.

    Move-In Information

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    Map Your Academic Journey

    Choosing your Tutorial is one of the first (and most fun!) decisions you will make when planning your academic pathway at Grinnell. And this is also a great time to consider where you want that journey to take you.

    First-Year Academics

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