Residence Halls

In addition to providing students safe, comfortable living spaces, the residence halls at Grinnell College foster a sense of community, and provide a living and learning environment which complements their academic experience. Within these halls, Grinnellians learn to practice self-governance and incorporate the philosophy in their daily lives. Student volunteers fill the roles of Student Advisors, Hall Social Coordinators and Hall Wellness Coordinators, and are charged with building community and serving as a resource for their residents. Student Staff are supervised by live-in, masters-level Residence Life Coordinators. Grinnell's Residence Halls are located in three areas of the campus: North, South and East. Each group of halls has its own laundry facilities and computer labs. Most residence halls have:

  • kitchens equipped with stoves, ovens, microwaves and fridges
  • spacious lounges with televisions, cable service, and DVD players
  • wireless internet connection
  • rooms with a dresser, desk and chair, and a closet or wardrobe foreach student
  • custodial services in bathrooms and common areas (lounges, bathrooms, and kitchens)
  • maintenance services
  • security enabled entry doors that open with student IDs; student rooms are equipped with key entry locks

Cats and dogs are not permitted in the residence halls (with the exception of medical accommodation). Please see the pet policy for more information.

This web resource also contains a comparison of the amenities and structure of our different residence halls located at the bottom of the page. If you have any additional questions, ask us!

North Campus

The northernmost part of Grinnell's Campus, the North Campus residence halls originally housed Grinnell's male students before co-educational living was introduced during the 1968-69 school year. North Campus's proximity to academic buildings and Harris Center, rooms with views of Mac Field, and spacious lounges draw residents to it. There are three "clusters" on North Campus.  The North Campus clusters and residence halls are:  

Smonker

Younker Hall

Younker Hall

Street address:  1015 8th Avenue

Younker Hall is a North Campus residence hall built in 1951 and named for Benjamin A. Younker.  Younker is the largest residence hall on campus. The lower level of Younker is home to the Stonewall Resource Center, which serves the campus' LGBTQ student organizations.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Ashley Phipps

Rooms

Younker Hall has 41 singles and 36 doubles.

North Singles Doubles
Pit 4 2
First 3 3
Second 5 6
Third 7 7
South Singles Doubles
Pit 7 4
First 1 3
Second 8 7
Third 6 4
 

Standard Single

Younker Single looking in   Younker Single looking out

Standard Double

Younker standard double looking in   Younker standard double looking out

Amenities

Lounges

Younker Hall has 4 lounges. The main lounge is located on the first floor and has a television and piano, and there are smaller lounges on the other three floors.

Kitchens

Younker Hall has a kitchen on every floor. Each kitchen is equipped with a fridge, a microwave, an oven and a stove.

Storage

Younker has a trunk room for storage located in the pit.

Laundry

Younker has a laundry facility located in its pit. There has several washers and dryers that can be operated using campus cash from a student's P-Card.

Computer Lab

A computer lab with printing facilities is located in Younker Pit. It has 2 Macs and 6 Windows workstations.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Younker.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Smith Hall

Smith Hall

Street address:  1322 Park Street

Smith Hall is named after James A. Smith of Osage, Iowa – a trustee of the College and a State Representative. Smith is a substance free dorm on North Campus, between Younker Hall and Langan Hall. 

Residence Life Coordinator:  

Ashley Phipps

Rooms

Smith Hall has 14 singles, 13 doubles and 4 triples.

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 3 2 0
First and Annex 1 6 0
Second 7 1 3
Third 3 4 1
 

Standard Double

Smith Hall standard double looking in   Smith Hall standard double looking out

Three Room Triple

Main Room

The door to the triple opens into this room.

Smith Hall Triple Main Room

Ajoined Rooms

Smith Hall Triple: Ajoined Room 1   Smith Hall Triple: Ajoined Room 2

Amenities

Lounges

Smith Hall has 3 lounges on the first, second and third floors. The main lounge is located on the first floor and has a television. The second floor lounge also has a tv.

Smith Hall main lounge   Smith Hall lounge

Smith Hall second floor lounge

Kitchens

Smith has one kitchen located on the first floor. It has a microwave, stove, oven and fridge.

Smith Hall kitchen

Storage

Smith Hall uses the trunk room facilities located at Younker Hall and Langan Hall.

Laundry

Residents of Smith use the laundry facilities located in the adjacent residence hall, Younker.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located in Smith Pit.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Clangrala

Langan Hall

Langan Hall

Street address:  1328 Park Street

Before Cowles Dining Room opened at the end of World War II, the north campus dining hall was in the basement of Langan Hall. (The kitchens were adjoining, in the basement of Smith Hall.) Langan Hall was home to Gary Cooper '26 (who used his given name, Frank, as a student at Grinnell). W.H. Langan, the Des Moines businessman for whom the building was named, never attended Grinnell but was generous to the college. Langan Hall is located between Smith Hall and Rawson Hall, and has rooms with large windows overlooking Mac Field and Park Street.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Becca Don

Rooms

Langan Hall has 19 singles, 14 doubles, and 3 triples and houses 56 students.

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 8 2 1
First 1 2 0
Second 5 4 2
Third 5 6 0

Standard Single

Langan standard single

Standard Double

Langan standard double

Three Room Triple

Main Room

The door to the triple opens into this room.

Langan Triple: main room   Langan Triple: beedroom 2

Ajoined Rooms

Langan Triple: ajoined room 1   Langan Triple: ajoined room 2

Amenities

Lounges

There are two lounges in Langan Hall. One is located in the pit, and the other is on the first floor and has a tv, and a DVD and VHS player.

Langan Lounge

Kitchens

There is one kitchen in Langan located on the first floor. It has a fridge, a stove, an oven and a microwave.

Langan kitchen

Storage

Langan has a trunk room located in the pit.

Laundry

Residents of Langan have easy access to the laundry facility located in Younker pit.

Computer Lab

Residents of Langan can use the computer lab and printing facilities located in Younker Hall.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Langan.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Rawson Hall

Rawson Hall

Street address:  1336 Park Street

Rawson Hall is named in honor of alumnus and former trustee Charles A. Rawson, a football player during his years as a Grinnell student and a tireless supporter of Grinnell athletics. According to college legend, Gary Cooper '26 once led a horse up the stairway of Gates-Rawson Tower with varying results, depending on who tells the story.

Rawson Hall is recognizable by its tower, the southern of the two towers that are a central feature of the North Campus range of residences, at Park Street and Ninth Avenue. Resembling the gate of Hampton Court Palace, it aligns with a parallel gate that is part of Rose Hall on East Campus. It therefore, with Gates to the immediate north, forms part of the part of the "equinox pathway".  Those who rise early on the morning of the vernal equinox can view the sunrise directly to the east through two campus archways (the Rose Hall arch and the Rawson/Gates Tower arch).  

Residence Life Coordinator:  Becca Don

Rooms

Rawson Hall has 16 singles, 6 doubles, and 2 triples and houses 34 students.

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 3 2 0
First 4 0 0
Second 5 1 2
Third 4 3 0

Amenities

Lounges

Rawson Hall has two lounges. A study lounge is located in the pit, and a larger lounge with a television is located on the first floor.

Kitchens

Rawson Hall has one kitchen which is located on the first floor. It has a stove, an oven, a microwave and a fridge.

Storage

A trunk room is located in Rawson Pit, and can be used for storing articles.

Laundry

Rawson Hall has access to the laundry facilities in Younker and Dibble.

Computer Lab

Residents of Rawson have easy access to the computer labs in the North Campus dorms Norris and Younker.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Rawson.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Gates Hall

Gates Hall

Street address:  1402 Park Street

Gates Hall bears the name of Grinnell's second president, George Augustus Gates, who led the College from 1887 through 1900. Gates Hall is connected to the other five original North Campus halls by an open cloister or loggia, with a long line of 38 arches spanning the east side of the buildings from Dibble to Smith. The central archway of the Gates-Rawson tower is positioned between Gates Hall on the north and Rawson Hall on the south. The spaces above the arches on both the east and west elevations are similar in decoration, having intricate oriel windows, escutcheons, and other Gothic elements. The towers are crenelated, again reflecting a Gothic motif. 

Residence Life Coordinator:  Becca Don

Rooms

Gates Hall has 17 singles, 7 doubles, and 3 triples. It houses 41 students.

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 3 2 0
First 2 1 0
Second 5 1 2
Third 4 2 1
Tower 3 1 0

Amenities

Lounges

Gates Hall has two lounges. A study lounge is located in the pit, and a larger lounge with a television is located on the first floor.

Kitchens

Gates Hall has one kitchen which is located on the first floor. It has a stove, an oven, a microwave and a fridge.

Storage

A trunk room is located in Gates Pit, and can be used for storing articles.

Laundry

Gates Hall has access to the laundry facilities in Younker and Dibble.

Computer Lab

Residents of Gates have easy access to the computer labs in the North Campus dorms Norris and Younker.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Gates.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor
Gates Tower

Clark Hall

Clark Hall

Street address:  1410 Park Street

Named for Theodore F. Clark, Clark Hall is situated on North Campus. When President John H.T. Main spoke at the Consecration and Dedication of Clark Hall on June 13, 1920, he noted: "A long time before this group of buildings was realized in brick and mortar, I dreamed about them, and fervently hoped that when they were built that each one would develop in the mind and hearts of those who were to live in it, in some degree, the spiritual ideals that we associate with home life." 

Residence Life Coordinator:  Becca Don

Rooms

Clark Hall has 28 singles, 9 doubles, and 3 triples and houses 55 students.

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 10 4 0
First 5 0 1
Second 8 1 2
Third 5 4 0

Amenities

Lounges

Clark Hall has three lounges. A lounge is located in the pit, on the third floor, and a larger lounge with a television is located on the first floor.

Kitchens

The Clark kitchen is located next to the lounge on the first floor. It has a stove, an oven, a microwave and a fridge.

Storage

A trunk room is located in Clark Pit, and can be used for storing articles.

Laundry

Clark Hall has access to the laundry facilities in Younker and Dibble.

Computer Lab

Residents of Clark have easy access to the computer labs in the North Campus dorms Norris and Younker.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Clark.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Canada

Cowles Hall

Cowles Hall

Street address:  1426 Park Street

Cowles Hall is located on North Campus near the Physical Education Complex and Harris Center. It was made possible by a gift from the Cowles Foundation in 1941. President Samuel Stevens anticipated the need for better facilities during World War II and quickly built Cowles Hall and Darby Gym in 1942 to accommodate the Officers' Candidate School. It was not available for civilian use until 1945.

With the completion of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center and its new dining facilities, Cowles and Quad dining halls were no longer needed. Cowles dining was retrofitted to provide additional housing. Cowles has traditional residence hall style housing and a lounge west of the main entrance, with apartment-style housing to the east. The apartments include double-height living rooms, bedroom lofts, and a hallway looking over the living space. Two apartments have first floor bedrooms and accessible kitchens and bathrooms. The Des Moines architectural firm Herbert Lewis Kruse & Blunk designed the retrofit, and completion of the project was done by Neumann Design Build. 

Residence Life Coordinator:  Kady Shea

Rooms

Cowles Hall has 7 apartments, a 2 person Student Advisor apartment, one four person apartment, one five person apartment and 4 six person aparments. Each apartment has a bathroom, a kitchen and pantry, and a lounge with a tv.  All Cowles Apartment and 1st floor rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted. Students who live in the apartments or on 1st floor interested in lofting their beds must rent lofts through Bedloft.com.

Apartments Singles Doubles
7108 0 2
7109 (SA Apartment) 2 0
7110 1 2
7111 & 7113 0 3
7112 & 7114 2 2
Floors Singles Doubles Triples Quads
First 0 7 0 0
Second 3 5 0 2
Third 7 5 0 2

Amenities

Lounges

Cowles Hall has two lounges, one on the first floor and one on the second floor. The first floor lounge has a TV and DVD player.

Kitchens

The Cowles kitchen is located on the second floor. It is equipped with a stove, an oven, a fridge and a microwave.

Storage

Cowles Hall uses the trunk room located in Clark Hall (or within the Clangrala cluster) for storage.

Laundry

Laundry facilities are located in the dorm next to Cowles, Norris.

Computer Lab

A computer lab and printer is located in Norris and is used by residents of Cowles. 

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Cowles.   

Floor Plans

First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor
Apartments

Dibble Hall

Dibble Hall

Street address:  1422 Park Street

Dibble Hall, one of the original men's residence halls built under the guidance of President John H. T. Main, was dedicated in 1921 in honor of LeRoy and Martha Cleveland Dibble 1867. LeRoy and Martha Cleveland Dibble were Kansas City physicians. Dibble is a North Campus residence hall situated between Norris and Clark. 

Residence Life Coordinator:  Kady Shea

Rooms

Dibble Hall has 15 singles, 4 doubles, and 6 triples. It houses 41 students.

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Annex and First 1 3 1
Second 9 0 3
Third 5 1 2

Amenities

Lounges

Dibble Hall has two lounges. A study lounge is located in the pit, and a larger lounge with a television is located on the first floor.

Kitchens

Dibble Hall has one kitchen which is located on the first floor. It has a stove, an oven, a microwave and a fridge.

Storage

A trunk room is located in Dibble Pit, and can be used for storing articles.

Laundry

Dibble Hall has a laundry facility located in the pit. It has several washers and dryers which can be operated with a P-Card.

Computer Lab

Residents of Dibble have easy access to the computer lab in Norris.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Gates.

Floor Plans

First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Norris Hall

Norris Hall

Street address:  1430 Park Street

Four generations of the Norris family, for whom Norris Hall is named, attended Grinnell College. It was S.W. "Fritz" Norris 1896 who founded an independent student newspaper, the Scarlet and Black, which is still published today. Norris Hall, located at the corner of Park Street and 10th Avenue, was dedicated on Oct. 8, 1960, as a feature of the College's then-annual homecoming weekend. Norris Hall is located in the northwestern corner of campus.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Kady Shea

Rooms

Norris Hall has 36 singles and 35 doubles, and houses 106 students.

West

Floors Singles Doubles
First 3 2
Second 6 5
Third 6 5
Fourth 6 5

East

Floors Singles Doubles
First 0 0
Second 4 7
Third 6 5
Fourth 5 6

Amenities

Lounges

Norris has a large lounge located on its first floor which has a television.

Kitchens

Norris has a kitchen located on the first floor. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, an oven, a fridge and a microwave.

Storage

Residents of Norris have access to a storage facility located in the basement.

Laundry

Residents of Norris have easy access to a laundry facility located in the dorm next to it, Dibble.

Computer Lab

A computer lab is located on the first floor of Norris which has six PCs and two Macs. A black and white printer is also located in this lab.

Recycling

A recycling unit is located on the first floor of Norris.

Floor Plans

First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor
Fourth Floor

South Campus

South Campus, which originally comprised the all-female residence halls, is located between 8th avenue and 6th avenue. Residents love South Campus for its closed loggia (which is a blessing during the winter months), its vibrance, and the presence of Bob's Underground and the Gardner Lounge.  There are two "clusters" on South Campus. The South Campus clusters and residence halls are:

Loosehead

Loose Hall

Loose Hall

Street address:  1215 East Street

Loose Hall was dedicated to two Iowans, Francelia Spitzer Loose, a schoolteacher, and her physician husband, Dr. David N. Loose, although neither were alumni of Grinnell. Loose Hall was one of the first residence halls on campus to have co-ed floors after coeducational living was adopted in 1968 and is the largest South Campus residence hall.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Gabe Barela

Rooms

Loose Hall has 51 singles, 25 doubles and 1 triple and houses 104 students.

North

Floors Singles Doubles
Pit 8 4
First 8 4
Second 9 4
Third 9 2

South

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 0 2 1
First - - -
Second 14 2 0
Third 3 7 0

Amenities

Lounges

Loose Hall has 3 lounges. The main lounge is located on the first floor and has a piano, a television, a dvd player and a vhs player.

Kitchens

Loose Hall has five kitchens. There is a kitchen on every floor, and there are two on Loose first. The kitchens are equipped with a stove, an ove, a microwave and a fridge.

Storage

Loose Hall has a trunk room located in the south side of the pit.

Laundry

Loose Hall has a laundry facility in the basement which has several washers and dryers that can be operated using campus cash from a student's P-Card.

Computer Lab

A computer lab with printing facilities is located on the first floor of Read, the residence hall right next to Main.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Read Hall

Read Hall

Street address:  1211 East Street

Built in 1915, Read Hall was named to honor Luella Jane Read.  Luella was a German professor at Grinnell College who went on to become the Dean of Women and an Art History professor.  Read is a South Campus residence hall located between Haines and Loose Halls.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Gabe Barela

Rooms

Read Hall has 32 singles, 6 doubles, and  9 triples. It houses 71 students.

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 9 0 0
First 6 0 4
Second 9 1 4
Third 8 5 1

Amenities

Lounges

Read Hall has three lounges--in the pit and on the first and third floors. The first floor lounge has a television, and the lounge in the pit is next to a kitchen.

Kitchens

Read Hall has two kitchens, one in the pit, and one on the third floor. The main kitchen (located in the pit) is equipped with a stove, a microwave, a fridge and an oven.

Storage

A trunk room is located in the basement of Read.

Laundry

Residents of Read can access laundry facilities located in Loose Hall and Main Hall.

Computer Lab

Read has a computer lab located on the first floor. It has six PCs, two Macs, and a black and white printer.

Recycling

Read has a recycling facility located on the first floor of Read.

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Haines Hall

Haines Hall

Street address:  1201 East Street

Joanna Harris Haines 1865 was the first woman ever to earn a diploma from a college west of the Mississippi, graduating from Grinnell College at the end of the Civil War. She settled in Grinnell with her husband, R.M. Haines, and they remained dedicated to the College and the community. Haines Hall (which was then referred to as “Cottage Four” of the South Campus residence halls for women) was named in her honor in 1931. Haines is a located between Read and James.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Gabe Barela

Rooms

Haines Hall has 22 singles, 13 doubles, 5 triples, and a quad.

  Singles Doubles Triples Quads
Pit 3 4 0 0
First 6 1 1 1
Second 7 0 4 0
Third 6 8 0 0
 

Amenities

Lounges

Haines has three lounges. They are located on the first and third floor and in the pit. The lounges on the first floor has television and DVD player.

Kitchens

The Haines kitchen is located in the basement and is equipped with a microwave, a stove, an oven and a fridge.

Storage

Haines has a trunk room for storage which is located in the pit.

Laundry

Nearby laundry facilities are located in Main Pit and Loose Pit.

Computer Lab

Nearby computer labs and printers are located in Cleveland and Read.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Haines.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Jamaland

James Hall

James Hall

Street address:  1135 East Street

Mary B. James, for whom James Hall was named, was a respected and revered schoolteacher in the Grinnell community. James Hall is part of the Quadrangle on South Campus, built in 1915, which was originally home to the female students. Like all Grinnell residence halls, James is now co-ed, and students have named an annual cross-dressing ball in honor of "Mary B. James."   James Hall is one of the three substance free residence halls on campus. 

Residence Life Coordinator:  Autumn Wilke

Rooms

James Hall has 10 singles, 22 doubles and a triple. and houses 57 students.

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 1 4 0
First 1 5 1
Second 3 8 0
Third 5 5 0

Standard Single

James Hall standard single looking in   James Hall standard single looking out

Standard Double

James Hall standard double looking in   James Hall standard double looking out

Amenities

Lounges

James Hall has three lounges. There are lounges  in the pit, and on the first and third floors. The first floor lounge has a television.

James Hall Lounge

Kitchens

The James kitchen is located in the pit. It is equipped with a stove, an oven, a fridge and a microwave.

Storage

James has a trunk room for storage which is located in the pit.

Laundry

Nearby laundry facilities are located in Main Pit and Loose Pit.

Computer Lab

Nearby computer labs and printers are located in Cleveland and Read.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of James.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Cleveland Hall

Cleveland Hall

Street address:  1125 East St.

Part of the chain of South Campus residence halls, Cleveland Hall was named for Martha A. Cleveland 1867. She became a physician and later married LeRoy Dibble, for whom Dibble Hall was named. Cleveland (which used to be part of the ‘Women’s Quadrangle’) was, upon its dedication in 1915 declared to be "unsurpassed anywhere in the United States in point of completeness, comfort, safety, and elegance" by the Des Moines Register.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Autumn Wilke

Rooms

Cleveland Hall has 16 singles and 19 doubles, and houses 55 students.

Floors Singles Doubles
Pit 1 5
First 2 4
Second 9 5
Third 4 5

Other Rooms : Mini Coop on the Second Floor, Arabic Language Assistant Suite.

Amenities

Lounges

Cleveland Hall has three lounges. There are lounges  in the pit, and on the first and third floors. The first floor lounge has a television.

Kitchens

The Cleveland kitchen is located in the pit. It is equipped with a stove, an oven, a fridge and a microwave.

Storage

Cleveland has a trunk room for storage which is located in the pit.

Laundry

Nearby laundry facilities are located in Main Pit and Loose Pit.

Computer Lab

A computer lab is located on the first floor of Cleveland. There are six PCs, 2 Macs and a black and white printer.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Cleveland.

Floor Plans

Pit
First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Main Hall

Main Hall

Street address:  1221 6th Avenue

Main Hall was named to honor President John Hanson Thomas Main, who conceived of and carried forward the idea of Grinnell as a residential college. Through the investment of about $1 million, the College built the Women's Quadrangle in 1915, and the men's halls in 1916-17. Main Hall serves as the central building of the South Campus residence Halls, and at the time of its opening, it included a beautiful drawing room, an inspiring Gothic dining room, and the Little Theatre.

Gardner Lounge, in the basement of Main Hall, has hosted performances by Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and more. Today, Main Hall boasts a student run café in the basement (Bob’s Underground), Gardner Lounge, and an expansive lounge on the first floor.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Autumn Wilke

Rooms

Main Hall has 12 singles and 22 doubles.

Floors/Rooms  Singles Doubles
Second 5 8
Third 5 8
Fourth 2 6

Standard Single

Main Hall standard single looking in   Main Hall standard single looking out   Main Hall standard single built-ins

Standard Double

Main Hall standard double looking in   Main Hall standard double looking out   Main Hall standard double furniture

Amenities

Lounges

Main Hall has 3 lounges. It is home to the Gardner Lounge, located in the pit. The remaining lounges are on the first floor, and on the fourth floor. Main Pit is also home to Bob's Underground Cafe, a student run cafe.

Main Hall first floor lounge   Main Hall first floor lounge 2

Kitchens

Main has two kitchens, one is located in the pit and another is on Main fourth. Both are equipped with a stove, an oven, and a fridge. In addition, the kitchen on the fourth floor has a microwave.

Main Hall kitchen

Storage

Main Hall has a trunk room for storage which is located in the pit.

Elevator

Main Hall has an elevator that can access all the floors.

Laundry

Main Hall hosts a laundry facility in its basement, which has several washers and dryers that can be operated using campus cash from a student's P-Card.

Main Hall laundry

Computer Lab

A computer lab with printing facilities is located on the first floor of Cleveland, the residence hall right next to Main.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located in Main Pit.

East Campus

East Campus has the four newest residence halls. Residents love East Campus for its numerous lounges, the availability of air conditioning, nice laundry facilities, elevators in every residence hall, and for its proximity to the athletics facilities. This "cluster" is referred to as bEast.  The residence halls within East are:

bEast

Lazier Hall

Lazier Hall

Street address:  1307 East Street

The southernmost of the East Campus residence halls, Lazier Hall honors the late William C. Lazier '53 and Dorothy Lazier for their generous support of the College. William C. Lazier served two terms as chair of the board of trustees. Lazier Hall's distinctive curved roof softens the profile of one of the tallest building on campus. Constructed of white Iowa limestone, Lazier Hall is connected to the other East Campus residence halls by a roofed loggia. Large windows in the first floor lounge give the space an open, accessible feel. Like all East Campus residence halls, Lazier offers air conditioning and elevators. The East Campus residence halls were designed by William Rawn Associates to complement, but not duplicate, the dormitories President Main built more than 90 years ago.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Thomas Arce

Rooms

Lazier Hall has 10 singles, 21 doubles and 1 triple. It houses 53 students.  All Lazier Hall rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted. Students interested in lofting their beds must rent east campus lofts through Bedloft.com.

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
First 1 2 1
Second 3 6 0
Third 3 6 0
Fourth 3 6 0
 

Standard Double

Lazier Hall standard double looking in   Lazier Hall standard double looking out

Amenities

Lounges

Lazier Hall has three lounges on its four floors. The first floor has a social lounge off the entryway; the second, third and fourth floors have smaller lounges.

Kitchens

Lazier has three kitchens. Floors 2, 3, and 4 have kitchenettes with microwaves.

Storage

Residents of Lazier can access the trunk room in the basement of Kershaw for storage.

Laundry

Lazier Hall hosts a laundry facility in its basement, which has several washers and dryers that can be operated using campus cash from a student's P-Card.

Recycling

Lazier's recycling room is located on the first floor.

Computer Lab

Rathje Hall, located near Lazier Hall, has a computer lab with printing facilities.

Floor Plans

First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor
Fourth Floor

Kershaw Hall

Kershaw Hall

Street address:  1323 East Street

Named to honor Grinnell College's first black graduate, Hannibal Kershaw 1879, Kershaw Hall is between Lazier and Rose Halls on the east edge of campus. Constructed of white Iowa limestone, Kershaw Hall is connected to the other East Campus residence halls by a roofed loggia. Large windows in the first floor lounge open onto Mac Field and give the space an open, accessible feel.  Like all the East Campus halls, Kershaw is equipped with air conditioning and elevators. Kershaw is one of three substance free residence halls.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Thomas Arce

Rooms

Kershaw Hall 17 singles, 26 doubles and houses 69 students.  All Kershaw Hall rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted.  Students interested in lofting their beds must rent east campus lofts through Bedloft.com.

Floors Singles Doubles
First 6 7
Second 6 10
Third 5 9

Amenities

Lounges

Kershaw has three lounges. The lounge on the first floor has a television, while the other floors have smaller lounges. 

Kershaw Hall lounge

Kitchens

The Kershaw kitchen is located on the first floor and has a stove, an oven, a fridge and a microwave. The lounges on the second and third floors have an attached pantry with microwaves and sinks.

Storage

Kershaw has a trunk room located in the basement which is used for storage.

Laundry

Kershaw Hall hosts a laundry facility in its basement, which has several washers and dryers that can be operated using campus cash from a student's P-Card.

Computer Lab

Rathje Hall, located near Kershaw Hall, has a computer lab with printing facilities.

Recycling

Kershaw has a recycling room on the first floor.

Floor Plans

First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Rose Hall

Rose Hall

Street address:  1401 East Street

Named to honor the mother of trustee Henry Cornell '76, Rose Hall is positioned on east campus between Rathje and Kershaw Halls. Constructed of white Iowa limestone, Rose Hall is connected to the other East Campus halls by a roofed loggia. Its large first-floor windows open the lounge onto the expanse of Mac Field. The lounge is the setting for artwork by Sally Kuzma, Crop Rotations, that uses scanned images of kernels of corn to create kaleidoscopic patterns.

Rose Hall has the distinction of being part of the "equinox pathway".  Those who rise early on the morning of the vernal equinox can view the sunrise directly to the east through two campus archways (the Rose Hall arch and the Rawson/Gates Tower arch). The East Campus residence halls were designed by William Rawn Associates to complement, but not duplicate, the dormitories President Main built more than 90 years ago.

Residence Life Coordinator:  Thomas Arce

Rooms

Rose Hall has 10 singles and 29 doubles. It houses 68 students.  All Rose Hall rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted. Students interested in lofting their beds must rent east campus lofts through Bedloft.com.

North

Floors Singles Doubles
First 0 5
Second 0 5
Third 1 6

South

Floors Singles Doubles
First 4 3
Second 4 6
Third 2 4

Amenities

Lounges

Rose has three lounges. The lounge on the first floor has a television, while the other floors have smaller lounges. The first floor lounge is the setting for artwork by Sally Kuzma, Crop Rotations, that uses scanned images of kernels of corn to create kaleidoscopic patterns.

Rose first floor lounge   Rose Hall second floor lounge

Kitchens

The Rose kitchen is located on the first floor and has a stove, an oven, a fridge and a microwave. The lounges on the second and third floors have an attached pantry with microwaves and sinks. 

Rose Hall kitchen

Storage

Rose has a trunk room located in the basement which is used for storage.

Laundry

Rose Hall hosts a laundry facility in its basement, which has several washers and dryers that can be operated using campus cash from a student's P-Card.

Computer Lab

Rathje Hall, located near Rose Hall, has a computer lab with printing facilities.

Recycling

Rose has a recycling room on the first floor.

Floor Plans

First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Rathje Hall

Rathje Hall

Street address:  1421 East Street

Rathje Hall is the northernmost of the East Campus residence halls. This residence hall was named to honor Frank Rathje '50 for his generosity and commitment to both the College and the town of Grinnell. Rathje Hall helps frame the east edge of campus along East Street. A roofed loggia connects the Iowa limestone halls, and a grove of trees and a new garden area border the residence halls. Ground floor public spaces are designed to encourage interaction among the students. The new residence halls were designed by William Rawn Associates to complement, but not duplicate, the dormitories President Main built more than 90 years ago.

Residence Life Coordinator: Thomas Arce

Rooms

Rathje Hall has 17 singles and 27 doubles. It houses 71 students.  All Rathje Hall rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted. Students interested in lofting their beds must rent east campus lofts through Bedloft.com.

Floors Singles Doubles
First 6 8
Second 6 10
Third 5 9

Amenities

Lounges

Rathje has three lounges. The lounge on the first floor has a television, while the other floors have smaller lounges.

Kitchens

The Rathje kitchen is located on the first floor and has a stove, an oven, a fridge and a microwave. The lounges on the second and third floors have an attached pantry with microwaves and sinks.

Storage

Rathje has a trunk room located in the basement which is used for storage.

Laundry

Rathje Hall hosts a laundry facility in its basement, which has several washers and dryers that can be operated using campus cash from a student's P-Card.

Computer Lab

Rathje Hall has a computer lab with black and white printing facilities located on its first floor.

Recycling

Rathje has a recycling room on the first floor.

Floor Plans

First Floor
Second Floor
Third Floor

Comparison of Residence Halls

Residence Halls Amenities Map

Hall

Capacity

Floors

Lounges

Kitchens

Rooms

North

         
Younker 113
  • Female
  • Co-ed
4 4 Singles | Doubles
Smith 52
  • Female
  • Co-ed
3 1 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Langan 56
  • Co-ed
2 1 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Rawson 34 2 1 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Gates 41
  • Male
  • Female
  • Co-ed
2 1 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Clark 55
  • Co-ed
3 1 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Dibble 41
  • Female
  • Co-ed
2 1 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Norris 106
  • Co-ed
1 1 Singles | Doubles
Cowles* 45 2 1 Singles | Doubles | Quads
*The numbers listed do not include the kitchens and lounges within the Cowles Apartments

South

         
Loose 104 3 5 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Read 71
  • Co-ed
3 2 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Haines 67
  • Female
  • Co-ed
3 1 Singles | Doubles | Triples | Quads
Cleveland 55
  • Co-ed
3 1 Singles | Doubles | Mini Coop
James 57
  • Female
  • Co-ed
3 1 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Main 56
  • Co-ed
3 2 Singles | Doubles

East

         
Lazier 53
  • Co-ed
6 4 Singles | Doubles | Triples
Kershaw  69
  •  Co-ed
 3  Singles | Doubles
Rose  68
  • Male
  • Female
 3  Singles | Doubles
Rathje  71
  •  Co-ed
 3  Singles | Doubles