Kershaw Hall honors 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 is connected to the other East Campus residence halls by a roofed loggia. Large windows in the first-floor lounge look over Mac Field and give the space an open, accessible feel. Like all of the East Campus halls, Kershaw offers air conditioning and elevators. The new residence halls were designed by William Rawn Associates to complement, but not duplicate, the dormitories President John H.T. Main built more than 90 years ago. Kershaw Hall features laundry facilities, a handicap-accessible elevator, three student lounges, one of which includes a piano, and one kitchen. Dorm rooms are available as singles and doubles.