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Grinnell College Alumni Virtual Trivia Tournament

Are you an expert on ancient Egyptian mythology? Is your knowledge of Olympic athletes famous among your friends? Maybe you have stored up a wealth of information about American presidents?

If so, gather your Grinnellian friends together to play in our virtual trivia tournament! This year all alumni and current students are invited to participate.

Hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the tournament will occur Feb. 15-March 1, 2022. We will host 5 preliminary rounds with the winning teams from each preliminary competition competing against each other in the semifinals the following week. The top semifinal scoring teams will compete in the tournament finals on March 1.

Each event will be comprised of three unique rounds of themed trivia with 10 questions in each round.

Please read the Trivia Tournament FAQ below for more information.

Dates and Times

Round 1: Preliminaries

Select the night and time that works best for you and your team.

Register by noon on Thursday, Feb. 10. All options will be capped at 20 teams, so register early to ensure your team’s participation!

Option 1 — 6 p.m. CST, Tuesday, Feb. 15

Option 2 — 8 p.m. CST, Tuesday, Feb. 15

Option 3 — 7 p.m. CST, Wednesday, Feb. 16

Option 4 — 9 p.m. CST, Wednesday, Feb. 16

Option 5 — 7 p.m. CST, Thursday, Feb. 17

The top 3 performing teams from each option will be invited to the Round 2 Semifinals.

Round 2: Semifinals

Semifinal 1
7 p.m. CST
Tuesday, Feb. 22

Semifinal 2
8 p.m. CST
Thursday, Feb. 24

The top 2 teams from each semifinal will progress to the Championship Game.

Round 3: Championship Trivia Tournament

7 p.m. CST
Tuesday, March 1

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How many people can be on a team?

Groups who wish to register as a team must have 4-6 people, no more, no less.

If you don’t have at least 4 team members, we encourage you to register separately and email Ashley (at schaefer@grinnell.edu) to say you would like to be together. However, you will have other Grinnellians added to your group that night to form a complete team.

Can I play on more than one team?

You may only play on one trivia team.

What if I don’t have a team?

We will assign you to a randomly assigned team of alumni and students that night. This is a great way to make new Grinnellian friends! We will keep registering couples together when assembling teams.

Can alumni and students be on a team together?


What is the prize for winning?

Winners from each trivia round will receive Grinnell College logo items with the championship team winning unique, Grinnell-trivia themed prizes.

Questions? Contact Ashley Renstrom-Schaefer, associate director for alumni and donor relations, at schaefer@grinnell.edu.