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Grinnell College is proud to be one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Our advancements in global studies and digital liberal arts exemplify programming that will secure Grinnell’s future as a national and international leader in liberal arts education. Bold, well-executed investments in human and intellectual capital will allow Grinnell students to discover, grow, and engage globally and across disciplines in ways that weren’t possible only a few years ago.

Our students and alumni know Grinnell as a “dream setting” for excellence in higher education. Superb teaching and curricula, along with a carefully cared-for campus, provides students with a globally superior learning environment and a sense of place that inspires and excites.

The spaces in which people learn are critically multidimensional. They are at the heart of our purpose. Well-designed learning environments promote inquiry, collaboration, and creativity.

The first phase of a long-term campus plan to improve and update Grinnell College’s spaces has been recently completed:

  • Renovation and expansion of ARH/Carnegie to create a new Humanities and Social Studies Center to better support teaching and learning .
  • A new Admission and Financial Aid Center.
  • A comprehensive campus landscaping, entry, and wayfinding plan.

In 2014, the College began to outline needed renovations and expansions of student resident halls. Since then, student, faculty, and staff groups have worked through multiple sessions and scenarios to update and improve the student residential experience. Out of that work, a partnership has developed between the College and Adjaye Associates to design a downtown student residential space.

We celebrate our good fortune to be associated with one of the best and most innovative liberal arts colleges in the nation.

We believe that all alumni and friends who are deeply and personally committed to Grinnell College will consider this opportunity to honor tradition and provide a legacy that will benefit generations of future Grinnellians.