Organized in Davenport- Founders are Congregational ministers from Yale, and later, Andover Seminary
Iowa College's first building is a one story brick structure on a bluff above the Mississippi
Articles of Incorporation filed for Iowa College in Davenport, Iowa
Iowa college opens in Davenport and offers study in a college prep department
College program is added to Iowa College curriculum with six student enrolled
College receives first large gift ($5000) and several trustees express a firm anti-slavery position
1st Iowa college commencement is held with John and WM. Windsor the first graduates to receive the B.A degree
Grinnell University is incorporated in Grinnell
Women are admitted to Iowa College in Davenport
Iowa College moves to Grinnell and merges with Grinnell University. Students and faculty do not move right away
First building in Grinnell is constructed. Named "East College." No water system, no flush toilets, and heated by stove ovens.
Women are admitted to English and preparatory courses. College Library contains 2,631 volumes
The Ladies Department is organized featuring a 3-yr course of study.
George Magoun is named Iowa College's first President
Joanna Harris Haines is 1st woman to receive a B.A from Iowa College
First intercollegiate baseball games in Iowa is played in Iowa College
Iowa Central Railroad is completed through Grinnell and is adjacent to College campus
First African American Student is Enrolled
President Magoun states the need for a large and improved ladies rooming/boarding house. He also states the need for raising standards of ladies curse to equal those of he College Program.
Hannibal Kershaw is 1st African American to graduate from Iowa College
Tornado strikes Grinnell. 39 people (2 students) die as a result of tornado. 75 homes in Grinnell are totally destroyed or very badly damaged.
Political Science is introduced as an academic discipline by Professor Jesse Macy. One of the first colleges to do so.
Women's Program incorporated in College Program
Magoun resigns- Samuel Buck is appointed acting president
George Gates is appointed president. Original advocate of "self-Gov"
First issue published
Iowa College officially changes its name to Grinnell College
First Grinnell homecoming held