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Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

1103 Park Street

Grinnell, IA 50112-1690

United States

Phone: 641-269-3600

Fax: 641-269-4800


Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Amy Van Manen
Title:Visit Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admission
1103 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 501121690
Admissions Office Phone:800-247-0113
Admissions Office Fax:641-269-4800
Admissions Office Email:askgrin@grinnell.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Two building on campus are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Mears Cottage and Goodnow Hall
Faulconer Gallery
Joe Rosenfield '25 Center
Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center
Robert N. Noyce '49 Science Center; Burling Library
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Downtown Grinnell's restaurants and coffee shops
Rock Creek State Park
The Grinnell Historic Museum
Ahrens Park
Strand Threatre
Iowa Transportation Museum, Grinnell Arts Center, Farmers' Market

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday-Friday and Saturday
8am-5pm and 9am-noon
Phone Number:800-247-0113
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Academic year: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 9am-noon
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:askgrin@grinnell.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:any time
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Saturday Appointments Available:Yes
Average Length of Interview:1 hour
Information Sessions:Available
Times:M-F; Saturdays during school year
Email Address to Sign-Up:askgrin@grinnell.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:askgrin@grinnell.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:askgrin@grinnell.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:seniors:weekday-academic terms

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
The Des Moines and Cedar Rapids airports are approximately 1 hour from campus. Transportation is available most days during the academic year, except during breaks, holidays, and exam periods. There is no charge for this service but reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance. Flights should be arranged to arrive and/or depart between 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. CST.
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From I-80, take Exit 182; drive north on Highway 146 for 3 miles to Grinnell. Turn right (east) on 6th Avenue and proceed 3 blocks. Visitor parking for the Office of Admission, located in the John Chrystal Center, is on the left.
Local Accommodations: Near By:
Prospective students are welcome to spend an evening in the residence halls throughout the academic year. Contact the admissions office at least 10 days in advance. Housing on campus is not available for parents or others traveling with you. Within walking distance of campus you'll find the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast (641-236-7520), the Marsh House Bed and Breakfast(641-236-0132 or 641-236-6782), the Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast (641-990-1316) and The Guest House Bed and Breakfast (641-236-5843 or 641-236-6161). Four hotels are located a short distance from campus on Highway 146, just off I-80: Comfort Inn and Suites (641-236-5236), Country Inn and Suites (641-236-9600), Super 8 (800-800-8000), and the Days Inn (800-325-2525).
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
The city of Newton, 20 miles west of Grinnell, also offers a variety of motels including Best Western Newton Inn (800-528-1234), Holiday Inn Express (800-HOLIDAY), Radisson Inn (800-333-3333) and La Corsette Maison Inn Bed and Breakfast (641-792-6833). The Amana Colonies, one of Iowa's most well-known tourist attractions, can be found approximately 40 miles east of Grinnell with overnight accommodations available at the Comfort Inn (800-228-5200) or Holiday Inn (800-465-4349). The Office of Admission is happy to recommend additional accommodations if desired.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
  • Office of Admission
    1103 Park Street
    Grinnell, IA 501121690
    Phone: 800-247-0113
    Fax: 641-269-4800
    Email: askgrin@grinnell.edu
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  • Campus Tours:
  • On Campus Interviews:
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
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