Rathje Hall

Street Address: 
1421 East Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States
Campus Location: 
East Campus

Residence Life Coordinator



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



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


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.


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


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.


Rathje has a recycling room on the first floor.

Building Details

Offices / Resources: 
Residence Life
Building History: 

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.