Grinnell's Gallery of Flags hangs above the Spencer Grill in the Joe Rosenfield Center. A plaque on the east wall of the Grill provides a key to the countries and corresponding flags, as well as the following inscription:
"These flags represent the different nationalities of the current Grinnell student body. Grinnell students come from every part of the world, and the combination of their diverse backgrounds creates a unique environment on our campus. This display will change every year, as new students arrive and others graduate. Since no flag can fully represent a person’s sense of home, we invite you to get to know our students individually and to learn about the countries from which they come."
The Gallery is updated each fall. They represent the citizenships our current student body - including international students, US citizens, and students with US Permanent Residency who maintain foreign citizenship or dual citizenship. Our sources for national flags include the United Nations and the International Olympics Committee.
Questions about the Gallery can be directed to the Office of International Student Affairs or the Center for International Studies.