In white text, on an orange background, the image says "Back Together Gatherings." There is a white leaf and a black and red Grinnell College logo.

Our decisions during the pandemic have focused on community health conditions and projections; the safety and well-being of our campus and alumni community continues to be our highest priority. We eagerly anticipated the opportunity to be together for the Back Together Gathering but the surge of the Delta variant has changed the circumstances around our gathering.

Partnering with the regional volunteer committee, the decision to cancel the event has been made. We are deeply disappointed to miss the opportunity to gather, but know this measure supports local and alumni community health. 

We very much wish the situation were different and all look forward to being together in person again. Until then, take very good care of yourselves and your loved ones. And remember that you are always—even at a distance—an essential member of the Grinnell community.