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Grinnell College Reunion 

Golden and 50th Fall Reunion Postponed

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 this fall at the Golden and 50th Reunion Weekend but the surge of the Delta variant has changed the circumstances around our gathering.

Class reunion committees, College leadership, and Development and Alumni Relations staff discussed creative ways to proceed, but ultimately, we have decided to postpone the Reunion planned for late October given the limitations involved with our event policies. We are deeply disappointed to miss the opportunity to gather, but know this measure supports and protects our campus, local, and alumni community health until the point when we can safely gather. 

Communications will be sent to individual classes regarding a postponed opportunity to gather on campus.

We very much wish the situation were different and all look forward to being together on the Grinnell campus. 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.

Be in touch with any questions or concerns. 

My best, 

Jayn Bailey Chaney ’05
Director of Alumni and Donor Relations 

Reunion 2022

Thursday, June 2-Sunday, June 5

Classes celebrating a reunion in 2022 are:

  • 70th Reunion: 1952
  • 60th Reunion: 1961-1962
  • 55th Reunion: 1965-1966
  • 50th Reunion: 1970-1971-1972
  • 45th Reunion: 1975-1976-1977
  • 35th Reunion: 1986-1987-1988
  • 25th Reunion: 1997
  • 20th Reunion: 2000-2001-2002

Registration for Reunion 2022 will open on February 1, 2022.

Young Alumni Reunion Gathering 2022

Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 19

The College is excited to invite the classes of 2014-2021 back to campus for a home coming gathering. Part Reunion, part post-Covid get-together, the weekend will incorporate many of the traditional elements of Reunion, along with some new events, including a special celebration for the class of 2020.

Housing will be provided on campus for a fee.

Registration will open on March 1, 2022.

When is my next reunion?

Reunion is typically scheduled for the weekend following Memorial Day. This Reunion calendar shows the schedule through 2029.

Reunion archives

Reunion Weekend and Alumni College 20/21

Reunion 20/21 was a Reunion unlike any other. We thank those who attended virtually. Please enjoy a recap of a fun virtual week.

Reunion Weekend and Alumni College 2019

Please take a moment to look back and relive Reunion 2019.

Reunion Weekend and Alumni College 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended Reunion 2018 and made it a great weekend on campus. Take a look back through our featured story and our Reunion 2018 slideshow.

Reunion Weekend and Alumni College 2017

See a selection of memories from the weekend.

During Reunion 2017, George Drake '56 president emeritus of the College and professor emeritus of history spoke on how students started shaping Grinnell during the sixties and the tradition continues today. It WAS a Revolution!

Reunion Weekend and Alumni College 2016

Reunion 2016 brought together alumni and friends from all over the country, and even the world. Check out Reunion 2016 highlights.

Reunion Weekend and Alumni College 2015

What a great weekend! Revisit the experience with archived photos, videos, and more.

Reunion Weekend and Alumni College 2014

See archived photos, videos, and more from 2014 Reunion Weekend and Alumni College.