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Welcome, Alumni and Friends of Grinnell

Editorial Note: Two alumni who registered for both and Grinnell Connect were chosen at random to receive a “Reunion for Life” pass.* Congratulations to Ben Stallings ’98 and Nik Gregory ’90, who will receive complimentary registration and meals for all of their scheduled class Reunions for the rest of their lives! We look forward to welcoming them back in their next reunion year.

Aug. 16, 2016 — The Office of Development and Alumni Relations has unveiled a new web presence featuring a seamless look with the College’s overall website and more features for users.

“We are pleased to introduce the latest efforts to keep alumni and friends better informed and connected to your beloved Grinnell,” says Shane Jacobson, vice president of development and alumni relations. “The new alumni and friends website has been launched and can be found at This website is the culmination of nearly two years of evaluation, discovery, and coordination of systems to improve the web experience.”

The new site offers

  • responsive design that makes it mobile and tablet friendly
  • improved usability
  • new features
  • better online giving options
  • enhanced event registration experiences

In addition, the site features Grinnell Connect – a platform that will benefit both alumni and current students and is a cooperative effort with the Center for Careers, Life and Service. The new platform allows alumni and students to develop mentoring relationships, network with one another, and connect professionally for career and opportunity sharing. The rollout to alumni began on August 16, and the rollout to current students is scheduled for the second week in September.

Grinnell Connect features

  • reconnect with fellow graduates
  • expand your professional network and advance your career
  • utilize the Grinnell College community to volunteer
  • find and provide mentorship
  • post and apply for jobs

Whether you are at home or on the go, on your computer or your phone, you can stay connected to Grinnell easier than ever. Check it out and find a classmate or friend, make a gift, or find events in your area.

Alumni are eligible to win “Reunion for Life” passes by registering for and Grinnell Connect! Register for both sites before September 15 and your name will be entered in a drawing for one of two “Reunion for Life” passes*.

* Winners will be announced by Oct. 1. Each “Reunion for Life” pass allows the recipient to receive complimentary registration and meals for all scheduled class Reunions for the rest of the recipient’s life. Please see the terms and conditions for additional details. If you have questions about the contest, please contact Jayn Chaney '05, director of alumni and donor relations at 866-850-1846 or Thank you for registering for and Grinnell Connect!

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