Top down image taken from a drone of the HSSC on the campus of Grinnell College. The image is taken from the east of the building looking west towards the HSSC atrium.

Golden Reunion 2022

September 29–October 2, 2022

Classes of 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, and 1958

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to return to campus for the much-anticipated Golden Reunion celebration. During this festive weekend, you and your classmates are invited to experience all that Grinnell has to offer in the fall. From a football game to museum exhibition openings to a concert featuring the Grinnell Singers, this weekend will be a wonderful opportunity for you to reconnect with the people, places, and Grinnell traditions that mean so much. This weekend will also host the dedication of the new Humanities and Social Science Center (HSSC). As our honored guests, you and your classmates are invited to participate in the special dedication events and learn more about this wonderful new facility and its impact on our students and faculty. We look forward to welcoming you back to Grinnell!

Registration for the Golden Reunion will be open through Wednesday, September 14.

A paper registration form will be mailed to your home; please complete it and return it to us in the envelope provided before this date. We would be happy to also take your registration by phone and look forward to answering when you call us at 1-866-850-1846 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. central.

2022 Preliminary Golden Reunion Schedule

Please note that this a sample of the many events, lectures, and tours that will be offered daily. Times and days of specific events are subject to change. We encourage you to check the schedule when you arrive on campus for the most up-to-date version!

Thursday, September 29

4–6 p.m.
John ’51 and Carolyn ’53 Peterson Endowed Fund for the Arts Annual Lecture and opening reception for Reverent Ornament: Art from the Islamic World

Friday, September 30

9–10:30 a.m.
Golf Cart Campus Tour

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Lunch in the Marketplace

1:30–3 p.m.
Private tour of the museum and a trip down into the museum archives. You will sign up at the check in desk – this is a first come, first serve event with a maximum of 30 people.

4–5 p.m.
Shifting Pedagogy at Grinnell Faculty Panel

6:30 p.m.
HSSC Dedication Dinner

Saturday, October 1

9 a.m.–10 a.m.
Class photos

10 a.m.–3 p.m.
HSSC Open House, Dedication, and Community Lunch  

1 p.m.
Football Game: (Grinnell vs Beloit)

4–5 p.m.
Paper Trails: Works on Paper from the Gaur Collection opening reception at the Grinnell College Museum of Art

5–7 p.m.
Golden Reunion Dinner

7:30 p.m.
Grinnell Singers Concert

Sunday, October 2

10:30 a.m.
Interdenominational Christian worship service

1:30 p.m.
Women’s soccer game (Grinnell vs Luther)

Hotel Information

A block of rooms is available at both the Comfort Inn and Suites (641-236-5236) and Country Inn and Suites (641-236-9600) under "HSSC Dedication." In addition to these room blocks, you can also choose a variety of other local accommodation options, including bed & breakfasts, Air B&B options, and other area motels. View a full list of local accommodation options.

Airport Shuttle

Shuttle service is available to and from the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids airports. Rates for the Reunion airport shuttles are $40 per passenger each way or $80 per passenger for round-trip service. Arrival shuttles will run Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30 approximately every 3 hours from the airport starting at 10 a.m. with the last shuttle leaving the airport at 7 p.m. Departure shuttles will run Sunday, October 2 approximately every 3 hours starting at 6 a.m. with the last shuttle leaving campus at 3 p.m.