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: Zoo Lights

Monday, December 4, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Grinnell-in-Chicago: Zoo Lights

Grab your winter gear and get into the spirit of the season by joining your fellow Grinnellians at Lincoln Park's Zoo Lights on Dec. 4! Hosted by Javon Garcia ’14, Doug Dobrzynski ’13, and the Grinnell-in-Chicago regional planning committee meeting, this will be a wonderful night of festive lights, hot cocoa, and sweet treats that will be fun for the whole family.

Doors open for Zoo Lights at 4:30 p.m., but the group will meet at the entrance at 6:30 p.m. for a picture and to find a place for hot beverages for everyone courtesy of Grinnell College. 

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Grinnell-in-Chicago: Zoo Lights
Monday, Dec. 4
4:30 p.m. — Doors open
6:30 p.m. — Meet at the entrance to meet the other Grinnellians

Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, IL 60614

Monday, Dec. 4 is one of the free-admission nights for Zoo Lights, but you must have tickets in advance and they often run out so please follow the steps below to register for the event:

  1. Reserve your free tickets online through the Zoo Lights webpage as soon as possible for all members of your party. You must have tickets to enter the event.
  2. Register online as well through Grinnell College so we will know how many Grinnellians to expect that night. 

For information about directions, parking, and accessibility, visit the Lincoln Park Zoo visit page.

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Ashley Renstrom-Schaefer, senior associate director of alumni and donor relations, at or call 641-269-9317.

Get connected with your local Chicago Grinnellians on the Grinnell College Chicago Facebook page

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