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Grinnell College Reunion 

We are excited to announce three upcoming opportunities to join us on campus. 

Golden and 50th Fall Reunion

Thursday, Oct. 21—Sunday, Oct. 24

Classes celebrating a reunion this fall are:

  • 70th Reunion: 1951
  • 65th Reunion: 1954-1955-1956 & 1957-1958
  • 55th Reunion: 1965-1966
  • 50th Reunion: 1970-1971

Registration for Fall Reunion will open on Sept. 1, 2021.

Lodging Information

Since Fall Reunion will be held during the College's academic year, all Reunion guests will need to arrange for local accommodations. A complimentary in town shuttle will be available Thursday-Sunday to allow easy travel between campus and the local hotels.

  • A block of rooms is available at the Comfort Inn and Suites under "Grinnell Reunion." Call 641-715-9752 to make your reservation.
  • A block of rooms is available at the Country Inn and Suites under "Grinnell Reunion." Call 641-236-9600 to make your reservation.
  • A block of rooms is available at the Best Western Pioneer Inn and Suites under "Grinnell Reunion." Call 641-236-6116 to make your reservation.
  • 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. Grinnell College as created a full list of local accommodations options

View tentative schedule

Reunion 2022

Thursday, June 2-Sunday, June 5

Classes celebrating a reunion in 2022 are:

  • 70th Reunion: 1952
  • 60th Reunion: 1961-1962
  • 50th Reunion: 1972
  • 45th Reunion: 1975-1976-1977
  • 35th Reunion: 1986-1987-1988
  • 25th Reunion: 1997
  • 20th Reunion: 2000-2001-2002
  • 15th Reunion: 2006-2007-2008

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.