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Located in a natural bowl north of 10th Avenue, Rosenbloom Field was made possible by a gift from Virginia Whitney Rosenbloom '36 and Abe H. Rosenbloom '34. The Pioneers observed the occasion of the field's dedication on Oct. 4, 1975, by defeating Carleton 36-26. Rosenbloom Field has a seating capacity of 1,500. A former member of the Grinnell Advisory Board and other college committees, Abe... read more

The Alumni Recitation Hall contains classrooms for classes in the Social Studies and Humanities, as well as faculty offices for departments of foreign languages and Classics. The facilities also include a 158-seat screening auditorium, the multipurpose Meredith AudioVisual Center, and an additional computer lab with multiple printers for both classroom and general student use.

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Features

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Chalkboard (2)
  • Computer - Mac/Windows
  • Av: Data Projection
  • Document Camera
  • DVD/CD Player (International)
  • Laptop Ready
  • Wireless Handheld and Laper Microphones
  • Network/Internet Access
  • Projection Screen (2)
  • Projector - 35mm Slide
  • Sound System Interface... read more

Features

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Chalkboard (2)
  • Computer - Mac/Windows
  • Data Projection
  • Document Camera
  • DVD/CD Player (Usa Only)
  • Laptop Ready
  • Network/Internet Access
  • Projection Screen
  • Transparency Overhead Proj
  • VCR (USA Only)
  • Clock (2)
  • Electrical Outlets (Per Plug) (16)
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Features

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom (Same Level)
  • Audio - Cassette Player
  • Chalkboard
  • Computer - Mac/Windows
  • Data Projection
  • DVD/CD Player (International)
  • Laser Disc Player
  • Microphone - Wireless Handheld and Lapel
  • Network/Internet Access
  • Projection Screen
  • ... read more

Features

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom (Same Level)
  • Chalkboard
  • Computer - Mac/Windows
  • Data Projection
  • DVD/CD Player (International)
  • Network/Internet Access
  • Projection Screen
  • Sound System Interface
  • Transparency Overhead Proj
  • VCR (International)
  • Clock
  • ... read more

Grinnell plays baseball on a complex just north and east of the President's residence. The field was renovated prior to the 2009 season. Highlights of the complex include a dirt warning track, black vinyl fencing, large dugouts, home and visitor bull pens, a double tunnel batting cage and bleacher seating for fans. Straightaway centerfield is 400 feet from home plate.

Parking and Access

Bucksbaum Center for the Arts is located at the corner of Park Street and 6th Avenue. On-street parking is available on the east side of Park Street between 5th and 8th Avenues and in visitor spots around campus. Accessible parking is available in the cul-de-sac off 6th Avenue. See Maps and Directions for more information.

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This open area just inside the north entrance (south of central campus) offers an ideal location for receptions, acapella concerts, and gatherings.

Located in the lower level of Burling Library, the Burling Gallery presents exhibitions comprising works from the College's extensive collections of works on paper throughout the year. Summer hours begin May 19: Monday - Friday 8-5

Burling Library is located between Bucksbaum Center for the Arts and the railroad tracks, and accessed from 6th Avenue. On-street visitor parking is available on High Street south of 6th and in a lot east of campus. Accessible parking is available in the cul-de-sac behind Bucksbaum, and in the lots to the east of the library. See Maps and Directions for more... read more

The Campus Security Office conducts 24-hour security monitoring and escort services to ensure the safety of College community members and facilities.

College vehicles are checked out and returned here.

Please note: The building is not accessible at this time. Our staff is happy to make an accommodation if this will be a problem. 

Carnegie Hall, 1210 Park Street, is located north of Herrick Chapel. Dedicated June 13, 1905, the building is in modified Classical form with a low hipped roof, impressive cornice with dentils, red-brick walls, and quoins outlining window areas. The middle section of the facade is framed by two imposing pilasters with six engaged columns within the frame, the pilasters and columns all topped... read more

The mission of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service is to empower students and alumni to live, learn, and work with meaning and purpose.

The Center is committed to fostering dialogue and supporting multi-religious life on the Grinnell College campus.

This grassy area between The Forum, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Herrick Chapel, and Noyce Science Center offers an ideal location for commencements and other ceremonies.

Students at Grinnell College work in a state of the art ceramics studio to create handbuilt, wheel thrown pieces. The 2,200 square foot studio is equipped with 12 electric potter’s wheels, 3 extruders and a slab roller. Students use gram scales to make glazes from scratch in a well-ventilated glaze chemistry alcove. Students assist in stacking kilns. We bisque fire in a Skutt kiln and glaze... read more

The Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center houses:

  • The 1,250 seat Darby Gymnasium, home of the Pioneer men’s and women’s basketball teams and volleyball team;
  • A 500-seat natatorium with a 50-meter pool and movable bulkheads; and
  • A six-lane 200-meter fieldhouse with seating for 400.
  • An 8,000 square foot fitness center with cardiovascular... read more

This college-owned house is one of Grinnell’s five language houses. These houses are associated with their corresponding academic department. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who speak, or are learning to speak, another language with an environment that is conducive to learning the language, culture, and customs of the country or countries of the language.

A 400-seat theatre is the site for films shown each weekend by the Student Government Association (SGA). Other special interest films are shown during the week.

Available features include

  • two Eiki Xenon 16mm projectors;
  • Christie 35mm projector with Dolby digital surround sound capabilities,
  • a video projection system... read more

Rooms

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

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

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Located in the Bear athletic and recreation center, the climbing wall offers bouldering, top rope climbing, autobelays and lead climbing opportunities. Open sessions are scheduled 4-5 days weekly, with additional specialty sessions for beginners, groups and advanced workshops. The bouldering wall is open most times the center is open. In addition to GORP sponsored climbing times, GORP is happy... read more

This college owned house is used for long-term temporary housing. It has five bedrooms, each with it's own room key.

The Harris Center concert hall, highlighted by a glass tower and a wooden dance floor, is open for dances, concerts, all-campus parties, talent and fashion shows, and other events.

It seats 500 and include a basic reinforcement sound system for a six-mike input, a live 24-input entertainment sound system, DJ-disco sound system, and up-to-date lighting system. 

Rooms

Cowles Hall has 7 apartments, a 2 person Student Adviser apartment, one four person apartment, one five person apartment and 4 six person apartments. 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... read more

Creative Computing Lab, Technology Services Desk, and Training Lab in the Forum

The Creative Computing Lab (CCL) in the Forum supports media-intensive computing, creative projects, data representation, and research and provides a showcase for campus projects using new media technologies.

The After Hours Technology Services Desk and a PC/Mac equipped 15-station training lab are... read more

Darby Gymnasium is home for the Grinnell College men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the Pioneer volleyball squad. The state-of-the-art arena, which opened in 2005, seats 1,250 fans and is highlighted by a vibrant student section that is called the "Scarlet Sea."

Rooms

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

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This college-owned house is one of the three available project houses on campus. A project house consists of students with a common interest and a desire to promote that interest to the campus community. Groups interested in a house must submit a project proposal and present their proposal to the Residence Life Committee for consideration. 1130 East Street has been awarded to Eco House, a... read more

Facilities Management is responsible for construction, operation and maintenance of the campus and college-owned properties. This includes custodial services for all academic buildings and student housing as well as heating and cooling, electricity, grounds, carpool and keys.

 

The mission of Facilities Management is to provide and maintain physical facilities which meet the... read more

The Faulconer Gallery in Bucksbaum presents exhibitions year-round, ranging from the annual Student Art Salon to traveling exhibitions from world-renowned artists. Students work with the gallery’s professional staff  as interns, gallery attendants, and arts outreach providers for the community. Classes often examine the College's art collection in the Print and Drawing Study Room in Burling... read more

Grinnell's state-of-the-art fieldhouse is part of the Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center, which was completed in 2010. The venue will serve athletes in multiple sports, most notably indoor track and field (Grinnell has already been awarded hosting rights for the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships) and tennis. The facility serves every level of... read more

The new Fitness Center is a multi-floored 8,000 square foot facility that includes brand new cardiovascular and strength equipment. The upper floor of the Fitness Center, approximately 2,500 square feet, holds 26 pieces of cardio equipment, a stretching mat, dumbbells, medicine balls, and exercise balls. The cardio equipment includes the following:

This theatre was built in recognition of Hallie Flanagan Davis's (class of 1911) work. Ms. Flanagan was national director of the Federal Theatre project, among many other wonderful commitments to the theatre world. With a catwalk and tension grid combined with flexible seating and stage arrangements, the Flanagan is our most versatile theatre. The space usually seats up to 126; however, some... read more

This college-owned house is one of the three available project houses on campus. A project house consists of students with a common interest and a desire to promote that interest to the campus community. Groups interested in a house must submit a project proposal and present their proposal to the Residence Life Committee for consideration. 1128 East has been awarded to Food House, a group... read more

South Lounge, the large room on the end of the Forum closest to Burling Library, houses the Technology Service Desk.

French House is a student-run housing co-operative in which French majors and others interested in French live together with the French Assistant in a French-speaking environment. The house receives the television station TV5 and Radio France Internationale, which provide programs and news from France and other countries. The students in French House organize campus-wide events and activities... read more

Rooms

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

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More commonly known as German House, this college owned house is one of Grinnell’s five language houses. These houses are associated with their corresponding academic department. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who speak, or are learning to speak, another language with an environment that is conducive to learning the language, culture, and customs of the... read more

The Grant O. Gale Observatory is located at the extreme north end of the campus. It is reached by a road located just to the west of the tennis courts on 10th Avenue.

Rooms

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

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The Harris Center is an "event" facility, including a concert hall, a cinema, two concession areas, and an informal lounge. The Grinnell Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) office and equipment room are also located in the Harris Center.

The Harris Center houses large all-campus functions and weekend student activities. The center serves as a gathering place for student activities such as... read more

Grinnell College's heating plant provides warmth to more than 60 buildings on campus, including 19 residence halls. Until 2002, this served as both the heating and cooling plant for the College. The cooling function was moved, and the heating expanded to add capacity for the Joe Rosenfield Campus Center and East Campus residence halls.

 

The chapel’s interior exhibits the timber-trussed vaulted ceiling typical of the spacious Perpendicular Gothic style. Also characteristic are the high clerestory windows, which admit more light than is the case in other church styles. Seating about 700 people (630 in the nave and 70 in the balcony), the chapel is in basilica form with a narthex or vestibule on the west, broad nave with a... read more

Rooms

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

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Grinnell's men's and women's soccer programs each have a practice field, and share their competition field, Jane Springer Sports Field. Opened for the 2002 season, Springer Field meets maximum NCAA specifications, measuring 120x75, while terraced and berm seating is available for spectators. Springer Field is located just north of 10th Avenue.

JRC 101 is the largest conference space in the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center.

It is an excellent space for large meetings, lectures and presentations, and interactive workshops. It supports a range of video, audio, and multimedia presentations. Room 101 is equipped with an induction hearing loop system.

This area at the top of the main staircase frequently serves as the location of poster sessions and various fairs.

The Rosenfield Center Courtyard sits in the middle of the U-shaped building. A patio off the Spencer Grille flanks the grassy area.

The Rosenfield Center is the central gathering place at Grinnell. In addition to space for a range of campus offices, it contains the central dining room and kitchens of the College, the Spencer Grill, the Crady Mail Room, recreational areas and lounges, a multipurpose room, smaller meeting rooms, classrooms, and a gallery. The Rosenfield Center is named after longtime Grinnell College trustee... read more

Nearest parking is to the west, with accessible parking near the south side of the lot nearest the building. See Maps and Directions for more information.

Located in the lower level of the John Chrystal Center, the JCC Gallery presents several visual art exhibitions throughout the year. 

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.

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

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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.

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In the fall of 2002, the Les Duke Track and Field Complex underwent a major renovation. The facility now features a new 400m synthetic 8-lane surface with synthetic runways and high jump surfaces. The upgrades also include exact models of equipment used at the 2003 World Track and Field Championships: steeple barriers, pole vault and high jump pits with top-of-the line crank standards, Olympic... read more

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

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MacEachron Field lies between the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center and North Campus and hosts a number of weekly intramural practices and competitions. Affectionately known as Mac Field, the grassy area east of the North Campus residence halls — a popular site for intramural competition — was named for Paul MacEachron 1911, a football and basketball player. MacEachron married Helen Dunham 1911. In... read more

The Jesse Macy House at 1205 Park Street opened in spring 2008— a newly renovated home for many of the College's distinguished programs. The house brings together programs that regularly enrich the lives of Grinnellians by bringing special speakers and performers to campus, providing new and unusual research opportunities, and bridging the boundaries between academic disciplines.

 

Rooms

Main Hall has 12 singles and 22 doubles.

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Today the building provides attractive office space for faculty in the English, history, and gender, women's, and sexuality studies departments, smaller classrooms ideal for discussion, and a lounge.

 

Grinnell's natatorium is part of the Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center that was completed in 2010. The natatorium reflects the latest technology and design, offering swimmers a magnificent place to compete, train, or pursue personal fitness goals. The flexibility of the facility is one of its greatest strengths. Two movable bulkheads can reshape the pool for different... read more

 

 

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

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For events held off-campus, check the event listings or campus calendar for information regarding the location.

The Peace Grove was dedicated during the 1991 Reunion Weekend by the Class of 1970. In 1970 the College's administration responded to student protests against the Vietnam War and shootings at Kent State University by closing campus two weeks early and cancelling commencement, allowing students to travel and engage in social activism throughout the nation.

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Prints, drawings, and photographs in the Grinnell College extensive art-on-paper collection may be viewed and studied in the Print and Drawing Study Room which is under the auspices of the Faulconer Gallery.

The facility houses over 3000 works on paper, including: John L. and Roslyn Bakst Goldman Collection of German Expressionist Prints and graphic art... read more

A former dining hall, the Quad Dining Hall is now used for various events such as dances, performances, and receptions.

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.

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

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

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Director Joan Mohan provides individual and small-group instruction to help students: strengthen verbal skills, emphasizing critical comprehension and vocabulary; improve reading efficiency; acquire more effective study strategies (such as managing time, concentrating, remembering, test-taking); improve ESL (English as a Second Language) proficiency and pronunciation. The Reading Lab is... read more

The Benjamin J. and Mabel T. Ricker House was designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in 1911 and completed in 1912. It was the first of seven houses the Griffins designed for Iowa clients, six of which were built and the other five of which are in Mason City. Ricker House was purchased by Grinnell College in 2000 and is operated as a short-term residence for guests of the... read more

This open area in the southwest corner of the Robert N. Noyce '49 Science Center, otherwise known as the elbow, frequently serves as the location for poster sessions.

The facility includes refurbished teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and several study areas. The addition connects two of the wings with a courtyard in between. The building houses the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, physics, and psychology. Containing modern scientific equipment and... read more

The Roberts Theatre semi-thrust stage, seating 450, was renovated and restored under the design of Cesar Pelli and Associates (New Haven, CT). The project was completed in 2000.

For more information about the Roberts Theatre please call the Technical Director at 641-269-3130.

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.

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The football team competes on an established site that has undergone renovations in recent years. In the summer of 2002, the field was upgraded to include an underground irrigation system. Situated among mature trees with a sloped bowl built up around the field, spectators enjoy a great perspective of the game no matter where they sit. A large press box overlooks permanent bleacher seating on... read more

1217 Park Street is a College-owned house and is our Russian House. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who speak, or are learning to speak, another language with an environment that is conducive to learning the language, culture, and customs of the country or countries of the language. To learn more about the language house program, visit the Residence Life... read more

The sand volleyball courts are located on South Campus just east of the railroad tracks.

The 2,200 square feet sculpture studio is designed to accommodate needs of all students in four levels of sculpture: Art 142 Introduction to Studio: Sculpting Processes, Art 242 Sculpture, Art 342 Advanced Sculpture, and Art 491 Senior Project.

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The general work area is outfitted with 6 maple topped work benches with vises and drawers, a long... read more

Sebring-Lewis Hall, opened in 1999, seats 338 people in a 4,050 square-foot space. It is the home of most music department performances and numerous guest artist events. One of the first ensembles to perform in the hall, the American String Quartet, described it as "one of the two or three best halls in the country for chamber music." The rich colors and cherry wood details in the hall make it... read more

This brand-new gallery features student art year-round. Located in the Rosenfield Center, next to the dining hall, the gallery gets a lot of foot traffic. Any artist can submit a proposal for the space and use it to exhibit his or her work for several weeks.

 

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

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The Grinnell College softball team plays on one of the premier fields in the Midwest. Highlights of the complex, opened in the spring of 2002, include a subterranean drainage system in the infield and outfield, a dirt warning track, black vinyl fencing, heated dugouts, home and visitor bull pens, a double tunnel, artificial turf-surfaced batting cage, a heated media tower and permanent... read more

1316 Park Street is a College-owned house. More commonly known as Spanish House, 1315 Park is one of Grinnell’s five language houses. These houses are associated with their corresponding academic department. The purpose of the language house program is to provide students who speak, or are learning to speak, another language with an environment that is conducive to learning the language,... read more

The Grinnell College soccer programs opened the 2002 season with new practice and game fields. The competition field is called Springer Field Already one of few Division III schools to have separate fields for the men's and women's programs, Grinnell went one step futher this past year by constructing two new practice fields (one for each program) and a performance game field (to be shared by... read more

Grinnell College's tennis courts, north of 10th Avenue, have recently been resurfaced and contain windscreens. Set up in blocks of two courts, the facility provides tremendous viewing areas for fans and coaches.

Forum Computer Training Room Reservation and Use Policy
March 19, 2007
Prepared by CCL Steering CommitteeAppropriate Use

The Forum computer training room provides access to Windows PC and Macintosh computers in a traditional computer classroom setting. All of the college's common business and office... read more

This college-owned house is one of the three available project houses on campus.

A project house consists of students with a common interest and a desire to promote that interest to the campus community. Groups interested in a house must submit a project proposal and present their proposal to the Residence... read more

The Wall Performance Lab black box theatre was revamped as part of the Bucksbaum renovation and has since been used more for experimental and student work. Performances can usually seat up to 72 people.

Ward Field, now an open grassy area near the East Campus residence halls, was the site of the College's football stadium from 1911 to 1974. Ward Field itself was first used in 1893. The Ward Field football stadium was torn down in 1976 and the area was landscaped to provide one large, open area for playing fields. Ward Field also served for a time as the varsity men's soccer field.

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Younker Hall has 41 singles and 36 doubles.

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