Alumni Virtual Events

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations collaborates with alumni, regional network planning committees, students, parents, and friends to host virtual events for the Grinnell community. As with all events hosted by our office, our goal is to gather Grinnellians together for fun, learning, and a shared sense of community.

The format of the events below may vary depending on the content and purpose of the event. Every event will list the technology platform being used (Cisco webex, Zoom, etc.) and we encourage you to download that platform in advance of the event.

Also, in these uncertain times, events may need to be postponed or adapted if a host becomes ill or if circumstances change. We appreciate your flexibility as we work through these things together.

Virtual Event in a Box

Thank you for your interest in hosting a virtual event. We can help you with all the marketing, facilitating, and technology needed to make your event a success. Please complete this short form to submit your event request.

Development and Alumni Relations Events

Check the calendar below for a list of Virtual Events. We will be listing virtual events here as we get them scheduled.

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Grinnell-in-Chicago Summer Picnic: South Side

Sunday, June 11, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Grinnell-in-Chicago Summer Picnic: South Side

Doug Dobrzynski ’13, Roselle Tenorio ’17, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations invite you to the Grinnell-in-Chicago South Side summer picnic at Build Coffee. We have rented the indoor space and outdoor patio for the picnic.

Summer picnics are fun, casual get togethers for Grinnellians. All members of the Grinnell Community — alumni, current students, incoming new students, family members, and friends — are welcome at summer picnics.

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Grinnell Summer Picnic
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Sunday, June 11

Build Coffee
6100 S Blackstone Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Register online or by phone at 866-850-1846 by Thursday, June 8.

Potluck Details

This summer picnic is a potluck. As hosts, Doug and Roselle will provide the main dishes (meat and vegetarian/vegan), drinks, and serveware. If you are able, please bring a dish to share based on the list below. If you can't bring anything, don't worry! There will be plenty of food for everyone.

If your last name begins with:

A–H — please bring a dessert
I–Q — please bring an appetizer or beverage
R–Z — please bring a side dish

Parking: There is parking available at the coffee shop and street parking nearby. The nearest Metra stop is University of Chicago/59th St.

Visit the Summer Picnics page to learn about the other picnics happening this year.

We look forward to seeing you!
Questions? Contact Ashley Renstrom-Schaefer, associate director of alumni and donor relations, at or call 641-269-9317.

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