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COVID-19: Meeting the Challenge

Meeting the Challenge

In what will forever be a defining moment in each of our lives, Grinnellians rose to meet unprecedented challenges and changes together. It is now time to shift our focus to what is next.

Grinnell’s leadership, faculty, and staff are committed to providing the very best Grinnell educational opportunities possible for our students. Decisions about the coming academic year will require the creativity, compassion, and consideration for community that are the hallmarks of Grinnell College.

Latest Updates

Residency Update

Our revised residency model for the 2020-21 academic year is built around class years and implications for many areas of our program.

Important Changes to Fall Plans

Fall Term 1 classes will be offered remotely and the arrival of first-year and transfer students will be delayed in an effort to further limit the number of students on campus.

Fall Term Plans Reassessment

At this time, we are going to pause on sending additional invitations to study and live on campus for the second fall term (F2), scheduled to begin Oct. 22. We will remain paused until we can better understand the repercussions of these rapidly changing circumstances and new public health guidance.
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Preparing for a Successful Start

President Kington and Dean Anne Harris share a message of reassurance in the College’s ability to prepare for a successful start of the next academic year.

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Safety of Grinnell Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Heather Cox, associate director of emergency management, shares the RS2 Health and Living committee’s guiding principles as they make plans to prepare for a successful start of the next academic year.

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Health and Living

Sarah Moschenross, associate vice president of student affairs, shares information on how the RS2 Health and Living committee is making operational recommendations about the residential experience while living with the pandemic and developing a plan that prioritizes public health.

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