Reunion Fees


To offer the greatest flexibility in crafting a weekend package that best suits everyone’s particular needs, many Reunion events are set up for registration a la carte. 

For Grinnell College 1954 graduates celebrating their 70th reunion this year, reunion registration, housing, and meals are all complimentary. We hope that you can join together on campus for this very special reunion.

Please note: The prices below are for advance registration. Portions of the reunion registration have price increases or late fees when registering for Reunion or purchasing additional items during Reunion Weekend. Prices are subject to change.

Reunion Registration

There is a one-time $100 registration fee for each adult registrant participating in Reunion (ages 5 to 17, $25, ages 0 to 4, free). The registration fee includes the Saturday evening All-Reunion Picnic, a digital download of your class photo, a plethora of Reunion events, partially subsidizes costs like golf cart, tent, and other equipment rentals, sound systems and entertainment, and helps to support the wonderful Reunion Student Staff - all the things that make Reunion weekend a special and fun experience.  

Reunion Housing

  • Adult Housing (Thursday-Saturday nights): $70
  • Housing under 18 (Thursday-Saturday nights): $50
  • Child Housing - No bed required (Thursday-Saturday nights): $0

Children who do not need a bed or bedding may stay for free in their family's room (i.e. those who will sleep in a portable crib or in a sleeping bag on the floor).

Reunion Meals

It is recommended that you purchase any meals you might want when you register for reunion. The meals most likely to sell out are the class dinners and the Farewell Breakfast. Meals begin with breakfast on Friday, through breakfast on Sunday. If you arrive on Thursday, we encourage you to explore restaurants in the Grinnell community or visit the Spencer Grill (open until 7pm) in the JRC.

After 5pm central time May 15, a limited number of meal tickets will be available for purchase on-line or on-site for an additional $5 per ticket. Child price is for children 5-12 years old. Children 4 and under eat free.


  • Adult: $12
  • Child: $5


  • Adult: $15
  • Child: $5

Pioneer Athletics Luncheon (Friday)

  • Adult: $20
  • Child: $5

25th and 10th Reunion Brunches (Saturday)

  • Adult: $20
  • Child: $5


65th and 50th Friday Dinner: $45

Friday Reunion Block Party Dinner

  • Food Trucks Meal: $25
  • Kids Meal: $12 

Friday Shabbat Service and Table

  • Adult: $35
  • Child: $15

Saturday All Reunion Dinner

  • Included with registration

Sunday Farewell Breakfast

  • Adult: $15
  • Child: $5

Other Options/Activities

  • Airport Shuttle: $40 per person, each way. Please visit the Airport Shuttle Service page for more information.
  • Golf Scramble: $40, includes cart. You must provide your own clubs. Rental sets are not available.
  • Childcare: several options. Please visit the Reunion Childcare page for more information.

Registrations after May 15, 5pm central time

Late fees are applied for registrations after 5:00 pm central time May 15. Some events have limited capacities and sell out quickly, so we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms, airport or train shuttles, meals, and other services if you have not registered in advance. 

There is a $50 late fee per person for all registrations. A limited number of meal tickets will be available for purchase on-line or on-site for an additional $5 per ticket. Shuttle and childcare reservations may still be made if space is available, with a $10 late charge. Contact for late reservations. 

Refunds and Cancellations

Refunds are issued if we receive notice of cancellation or changes before 5:00 p.m. central time on May 15.  After that time, only the registration fee is refunded.  Due to fixed costs incurred, no refunds for meals, housing, or additional reserved events or services are made after May 15.  

If the College cancels Reunion for any reason, guests will receive a full refund.