New Student Orientation

Welcome new students, families, and guests. We are so excited to welcome you to the Grinnell community! New Student Orientation (NSO) dates for fall 2022 are Friday, Aug. 19, through Wednesday, Aug. 24. We are currently working on the NSO schedule for the 2022 school year. We will be utilizing an online orientation system for some pre-orientation content that will be completed prior to your arrival on Aug. 19. As more information becomes available the website will be updated. Should you have any questions please email the NSO team.  

Families and Guests

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus on Friday, Aug. 19, for move-in day! NSO programming for families and guests will conclude on Friday, Aug. 19, around dinner. We will be offering virtual opportunities to learn about campus resources and offices. More information to come. If you have any questions please email the NSO team.


If you or a family member requires an accommodation in order to attend or fully participate in this event please contact the Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Disability Resources Autumn Wilke. To learn more about the accommodation process and campus accessibility contact Disability Resources at 641-269-3089.  

Requests for an ASL interpreter or closed captioning should be made at least two weeks in advance of NSO in order to ensure availability.  

International Students 

The International Pre-Orientation Program (IPOP) takes place immediately preceding NSO, in order to support the unique regulatory and culture transition for students coming from outside of the U.S.A. F-1 students are required to attend IPOP, in addition to participating in NSO. Visit the Office of International Student Affairs for more details about IPOP, and the variety of services and programs that help make Grinnell an International Student Friendly campus.

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