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Grinnell College Reunion 

Alumni College 2022 Goes Virtual

Alumni College will not be held in person this year and will, instead, be offered in a virtual format in the spring. We did not reach this decision lightly. 

Because of the pandemic, Alumni Relations has shifted both Reunion and Alumni College around for two years. Reunion was cancelled in 2020 and went virtual in 2021. Alumni College went into a virtual format for both years.

Our main objective, when looking at resuming in-person events for the spring of 2022, is to provide an in-person Reunion experience for as many classes as possible.  With the addition of several classes to the schedule for this upcoming Reunion, it became clear that our resources (both in terms of budget and in terms of staffing) would be stretched and our ability to host an engaging and thoughtful Alumni College experience on campus would be compromised. 

Over the past 20 months, Virtual Alumni College has proven to be very successful with over 2000 registrants participating in lectures in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021.  In addition, the diversity of attendees also increased significantly with the virtual platform and we had more women and young alumni participate than ever before.   

Because of these reasons, we have made the decision to host Alumni College as a virtual program in 2022.  

Please reach out if you have questions at alumni@grinnell.edu

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.