A group of alumni reminisce while looking at an old picture album.

Reunion 2021

Reunion 2021 is coming to a prairie based campus near (or not so near) you June 4-7, 2021. This is slightly different than the usual schedule. In 2021, alumni will be welcomed to campus on Friday (instead of Thursday) and departures will be on Monday (instead of Sunday).

Although we are currently planning to welcome Grinnellians back to campus for Reunion 2021, Grinnell College continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community through the COVID-19 pandemic. With this priority as our guidance, we will continue to think and plan creatively and make decisions about Reunion with compassion and consideration for community. The College is committed to communicating with the alumni community as information shifts and decisions are made. Alumni are encouraged to check back often as updates will be added as plans are developed and clarified.

Reunion 2021 will be a special reunion, combining the milestone classes with many of the classes that were scheduled for Reunion 2020.  The following classes will be celebrating at Reunion 2021.

  • 1951: 70th Reunion
  • 1965-66: 55th Reunion
  • 1970 & 1971: 50th Reunion
  • 1989-90-91: 30th Reunion
  • 1995 & 1996: 25th Reunion
  • 2010 & 2011: 10th Reunion
  • 2014-15-16: 5th Reunion

Registration for Reunion 2021

Registration will open Monday, March 15 and will close on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Reunion 2021 Schedule

We will be sharing a tentative schedule of events soon.

Alumni Awards

Nominations for Alumni Awards for the classes of 1951, 1971, 1996, and 2011 are currently being sought. The deadline for nominations for 2021 Alumni Award nominations has been extended until September 15. For more information on how to nominate a Grinnellian, visit the Alumni Awards page.

Alumni College

Given the modification made to the traditional Reunion schedule because of the pandemic, a decision has not yet been made whether Alumni College will be offered virtually or in person.

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 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.