Events Near You

Events Near You

Throughout the fall and spring Grinnell admission counselors are on the road visiting high schools and attending college fairs in the U.S. and around the world. If you're on our mailing list, we'll let you know if we're going to be visiting your area!

We also often offer admission interviews when we travel. As long as we have a current, active email address for you, you will receive an invitation if such interviews are being offered. Please respond promptly to the email if you wish to schedule an interview. If you are a first-year applicant who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may schedule a Skype interview from September through January of your senior year.  

Admission Events Around the World

In addition to visiting high schools and attending college fairs, Grinnell's Office of Admission hosts a number of public events for prospective students and their families in cities around the world. We host Grinnell-specific events in select cities every year; these events may include presentations from admission and financial aid staff, faculty, current students, and alumni. We also partner with other colleges and universities to host events that allow prospective students to learn about the similarities and differences among a variety of institutions. For the most current information about our off-campus admission events, please see the list below.


Looking West: Liberal Arts College Opportunities Beyond the East Coast

Interested in learning more about liberal arts college opportunities beyond the East Coast? Please join admission counselors from Colorado College, Grinnell College, and Macalester College at this event to dialogue about the distinct communities and opportunities at each of our institutions.

Register Here

Eight of the Best

Grinnell College is one of a group of eight highly selective, nationally recognized liberal arts colleges known as Eight of the Best.

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colorado College
  • Connecticut College
  • Grinnell College
  • Haverford College
  • Kenyon College
  • Macalester College
  • Sarah Lawrence College

The Deans of Admission of these Eight of the Best colleges invite you and your family to a reception held in select cities in the United States every spring and fall. Each college has something distinctive to offer. As a group, they place great value on student-faculty interaction, small classes, and challenging curricula. These colleges send a high percentage of graduates on to graduate and professional schools, and count among their alumnae/i leaders in virtually every field. This free program includes presentations on admission, financial aid, each of the eight colleges, as well as time to speak with the deans individually. There is also ample opportunity to ask questions.


Fall 2018 Eight of the Best Tour Locations

Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the program. To register, please visit


Tuesday, September 11

7:00 p.m.

Boston Marriott Newton

2345 Commonwealth Avenue

Newton, MA 02466



Wednesday, September 12

7:00 p.m.

New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019



Thursday, September 13

7:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Marriott West

111 Crawford Avenue

West Conshohocken, PA 19428


Saturday, September 15

2:00 p.m.

Bethesda Marriott

5151 Pooks Hill Road

Bethesda, MD 20814



Sunday, September 16

2:00 p.m.

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna Street

Baltimore, MD 21202