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Art Catalog

As part of the Exhibition Seminar course offered at Grinnell College, fourteen students worked with guest curator Victoria Rovine to organize the exhibit and write the catalog. The catalog provides information on sculptures, masks, drums, and other objects from the college's...
Year:  2001 Price:  $11 Dimensions:  7 x 8.5 in., 42 pp Written and organized by Emil Stamey '01, this catalog represents one of the few comprehensive examinations Gross-Bettelheim. The exhibition was held in Grinnell College's Print and Drawing Study Room. Essays include:...

Building

Recital Hall and Rehearsal Rooms Sebring-Lewis Hall in the Bucksbaum Center has elevated Grinnell's musical performance tradition by providing an intimate, accessible, and acoustically responsive space. Well suited for student and faculty recitals and concerts, the recital hall...
Dibble Hall features three student lounges, one kitchen, and laundry facilities. Dorm rooms are available as singles and doubles.  
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...
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.  ...
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...
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...
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...
Haines Hall features three student lounges and one kitchen. The rooms are assigned as singles, doubles, triples, and quads.
James Hall features four student lounges and one kitchen. The rooms are assigned as singles and doubles.
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...
Lazier Hall is the southernmost of the residence halls framing the east edge of campus, and it’s distinctive curved roof softens the profile of the tallest building on campus. Constructed of white Iowa limestone, Lazier Hall is connected to the East Campus residence halls by a...
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,...
Main Hall serves as the central building of the South Campus residence halls, 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...
Norris Hall features air conditioning, a computer lab with a printer, one kitchen, and four student lounges, one of which contains a piano. The rooms are singles and doubles.
Rathje Hall is the northernmost of the East Campus residence halls located between 8th and 10th Avenues. 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...
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 the corner of Park Street and Ninth Avenue. Resembling the gate of Hampton Court Palace, it aligns with a parallel gate that is part of...
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...
  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...
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...

External News

Workplace safety: Call for greater coordination among stakeholders National and international stakeholders have been urged to forge a greater coordination among them to ensure sustainable improvement in workplace safety in Bangladesh. The call emerged from a discussion in New...
Should Colleges Be Judged by Graduates’ Pay? September 18, 2013 To the Editor: James B. Stewart's column noted that Grinnell College was rated 17th in the U.S. News rankings but was 366th in the PayScale ranking for midcareer median salary. We recalled the parent orientation for...

Issue

"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad. Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper with our...

Landing Page

Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. We confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising. Independent majors are possible....
Grinnell College Alternative Break (GCAB) is a student-run organization that offers students the opportunity to travel as members of a fun, safe, and intentional service community during their Fall and Spring breaks. By living and working in the communities they serve, students...
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Grinnell College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community. Because the key to safety and security is being prepared, we have a comprehensive plan in place for organizing, coordinating, and directing available resources toward the...
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At Grinnell, a liberal arts education integrates different forms of knowledge, approaches, and ways of thinking. Interdisciplinary (and otherwise integrative) study begins with the first year tutorial and can culminate with a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), which often crosses...
On the Prize Background History of the Grinnell Prize The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their...
If you experience sexual misconduct... Immediate Actions Students who experience an incident of sexual misconduct should consider the following immediate actions: 1. Contact Campus Safety & Security (641) 269-4600 (24 hrs.) or law enforcement (911) Tell the dispatcher if...
Policies Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy Nondiscrimination Policy Student Handbook Sexual Misconduct Harassment Community Standards and Responsibilities  Title IX About Title IX Title IX, a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, states...
Committees Task Force on Safety, Responsibility, and Prevention President Kington’s commitment to prevention of sexual misconduct and substance abuse required an examination and plan to improve how the college community prevents incidents of sexual misconduct alongside a review...
The Grinnell Science Project is committed to developing the talents of all students interested in science and mathematics, especially those from groups underrepresented in the sciences -- students of color, first-generation college students, and women in physics, mathematics and...
In a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), you’ll work closely with a faculty member on a research or creative project that integrates the knowledge and skills you’ve gained at Grinnell. Many MAPs result in papers, presentations, performances, and exhibits that share the results of...
We email the Liberal Arts in Prison newsletter twice a year to keep you up to date on what we're doing. Subscriptions Sign up for our newsletter to receive biannual updates on our program. Liberal Arts in Prison Newsletter Archive 04/16/2013 - Spring 2013 Newsletter 08/13/2012...
Donate Your gifts make our work possible. The Liberal Arts in Prison Program is funded almost entirely by private donations and grants. Your gift provides liberal arts education to incarcerated students and fosters Grinnell's commitment to social justice. All donations are tax-...
A Project House consists of students with a common interest and a desire to promote that interest to the campus community.Three Project Houses are availablefor the 2012-2013 Academic Year: Food House  (capacity: 12 students) Eco House (capacity: 10 students) Tennis House (...
  Media Relations The media relations team acts as a direct liaison between Grinnell College and both print and broadcast media. Staff issue news releases, communicate Grinnell news and information to media outlets, and facilitate student/faculty interaction with the press.For...
Grinnell College expects that all members of the College community – students, faculty, staff, and friends – should be able to pursue their work and education in a safe environment, free from sexual coercion, violence, or intimidation. The College is committed to fostering a...
2014 Grinnell Prize Winners The 2014 Grinnell Prize — a $100,000 award honoring young innovators in social justice — will be presented by Grinnell College to founders of two organizations making the world a healthier, cleaner place. The winners were selected from among 211...

News Item

1846 -- Trustee James J. Hill created the College's endowment with a single silver dollar on the table.     1882 -- After a cyclone ravaged the campus just before Commencement in 1882, the College rallied, with the help of local leader J.B. Grinnell, to raise the funds to...
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on...
Grinnell, Iowa – Sister Helen Prejean—the Roman Catholic nun whose efforts to abolish the death penalty inspired the Oscar-winning film Dead Man Walking—will present the keynote speech at the Grinnell Prize awards ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 4:15 p.m. in Herrick Chapel at...
  Congratulations to all of this year’s winners of national scholarships, fellowships and grants! Grinnellians secured three Watson fellowships, a Davis Project for Peace award, two Barry Goldwater scholarships, and seven Fulbright grants, for a total of 13 awards. These winners...
  Service is a time-honored Grinnell tradition--offering assistance to the less fortunate, to those who are least able to help themselves. Every year Grinnell College honors two or three alumni by funding their service projects. The Joseph F. Wall '41 Sesquicentennial Service...
The Grinnell College Board of Trustees initiated a series of studies at its February meeting designed to result in a wind farm to supply power for college use. College officials are now preparing a financing plan, performing feasibility studies and considering locations to...
Grinnell College has chosen six new students to serve partner organizations in the Grinnell community through the Apprenticeships in Non-Profit Management program. The program, inaugurated last year, places Grinnell College students in paid positions with local non-profit...
A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell. Additional campus examples may be sent to Cindy Deppe for...
4:15 p.m., ARH 102, informal discussion with Professor Donham7:30 p.m., ARH 102, lecture, "Intensive Livestock Production Systems: Occupational and Environmental Concerns" On Wednesday, February 6, the Center for Prairie Studies is sponsoring a visit to campus by Dr. Kelley...
Sunspot scientist came close to flying on orbital mission Las Cruses BulletinLas Cruses, Nm., United StatesJuly 22, 2011 The scientist who looked up at the Sun from atop the Sacramento Mountains hoped to get an even closer look, as a payload specialist, during the STS-51F Space...
When they started working on their Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), Ben Doehr ’15 and Caleb Sponheim ’15 had no idea how moved some observers would be, by a display of lights, triggered by the viewers’ very presence. Like so many Grinnell students, Doehr and Sponheim employed...
What began as a course commemorating the bicentennial of the French Revolution evolved into a 20-year friendship. D.A. Smith, professor emeritus of history, first invited French historian Ran Halevi of the Institut Raymond Aron in the Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales...
>> PRESIDENT KINGTON: Good Evening. As President of Grinnell College I am pleased to welcome you to the presentation of the 2012 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize Winners. The Grinnell Prize honors individuals under the age of 40, who have...
Issue:  Spring 2007 Author:  Elizabeth Bologna ’08 “There’s nothing to do!” It’s the mantra of young adults everywhere, the perennial complaint of high schoolers and college kids alike. It was something I was worried about when I was thinking of coming to Grinnell. It’s a...
Issue:  Winter 2007 Author:  Lindsay Robinson ’09 As a first-year student, I dabbled in a little bit of everything. I went to half a dozen meetings every week and signed up to be on all the mailing lists. I was planning events with Concerned Black Students, Grinnell...
  The Wall Street Journal - New York, NY, United States - 5/6/2009 Read the article. Read President Osgood's essay.
  The church and, I hasten to add, many other institutions in our society, have trouble with uppity women. This probably explains the bumper sticker, "Uppity Women Unite." Since the church has trouble with uppity women, it obviously has a great deal of trouble with the story...
  Grinnell College's Frances Leslie '10 was named to the honorable mention list of the 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Central Region Women's Team. The forward also helped the Pioneer women claim the 2009 Team Academic Award from the NSCAA. Leslie...
  Contacts:   Lauren Sieben, Chronicle of Higher Education Liberal-Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars By Lauren Sieben Re-published with permission of The Chronicle of Higher Education John Hammers spent the past 12 years behind bars. His daily routine consisted...
College campuses are constantly changing, but students only see a brief window of this change. A building might be the centerpiece of an institution, but a few years after it has been razed, it resides largely in the minds of alumni and in the College’s archives. Eric Mistry ’14...
  For the fourth time in her career, Grinnell College women's soccer player Miki Nakamura '10 (left) has been named to the All-Midwest Conference First Team. Nakamura, a midfielder/forward from Honolulu, Hawaii (Kamehameha), finished among the Pioneers' all-time leaders in...
  The road to El Silencio is bumpy and covered with gray rocks. It is lined by dense rows of African palm sparsely interspersed with the teal and pink homes of plantation workers. Young men on tractors bob up and down towing behind them beds filled with palm fruit. After an hour...
  In mid-September of the ill-fated "Bartman" play-off year, 2003, I wrote the following: I'm a rational human being. Right? Wrong! I'm a Chicago Cubs fan. I'm also a college history professor and a former college president, but that hasn't insulated me from the pathology of the...
  Ever since he saw March of the Penguins, Mark Rosenberg '11 has been a big fan of the birds who seem to go everywhere in formal dress. It's fitting, then, that the new business Rosenberg has helped create brings together his love for movies and penguins. The idea for "...
  Author:   Ted Schultz Grinnell College’s Juan Carlos Perez ’11 (Quito, Ecuador/Martim Cerere) has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Tennis Performer of the Week. Perez, the defending Midwest Conference No. 1 singles champ, had an impressive weekend to say the...
  Grinnell College president emeritus George Drake '56 looks back on the 100-year history of Grinnell's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Beta of Iowa. You are here because you've made a habit of excellence. Occasional brilliance will not get you into Phi Beta Kappa. You are not one-...
When Ramiro Carillo '07 first arrived at Grinnell College from the tough streets of Los Angeles, being smart wasn't the problem. His problem was being too smart for his own good. "In my high school in L.A., you don't study," Carillo says. "You do homework while the teacher talks...
On July 24, Team Grinnell was among the mass of 15,000 riders dipping their tires in the Missouri River water to kick off RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. The annual seven-day ride across the state touts itself as “the oldest, largest and longest...
Remy Ferber’s love affair with Grinnell College began at night. The beautiful, modern buildings mixed with distinguished, historic ones impressed her as she toured the campus with her father. “I kind of fell in love with the school then and there,” says Ferber ‘14, a fourth-year...
Issue:  Fall 2007 Author:  Mona Ghadiri '11 Like every other eager Grinnellian, I had a countdown to the day I would get the chance to find out who my roommate would be for that exciting and scary unknown that is the first year of college. I had my doubts about living with a...
Arriving in London in early August, I expected to see less about the U.S. election campaign in the British media than at home in Iowa. The amount of election campaign coverage, however, seemed almost as great here as in the United States. I should have remembered how intensely...
Issue:  Fall 2007 Author:  Caitlin Carmody '08 Two years ago I led a small group discussion about self-governance during New Student Orientation. I tried my best to explain the fairly nebulous concept and did a passable job, but there was one persistently inquisitive first-year...
Issue:  Fall 2009 Author:  Amy Henning ’10 In my first English class at Grinnell, I was awed by some of the upperclassman. Not only did they know their lit theory, but they also seemed to be involved in some mysterious, nebulous thing called the English SEPC. Was it a clique...
2012 Merlot Classics Award - Stat2Labs The Sloan ConsortiumNewburyport, Ma., United StatesAugust 3, 2012 Dr. Kuiper's creative and engaging games and labs exemplify reform efforts in Statistics Education, and she is highly deserving of a MERLOT Classics Award. Editor Notes: ...
Issue:  Spring 2010 Author:  Kat Atcheson '12   Do you know what’s really cool? Seeing the stripes on Jupiter. The craters on the moon. The Andromeda Galaxy, which is approximately 2 million light years away. I got to see all of them last semester when I took Professor Cadmus...
  Alumni Engagement The alumni engagement working group is developing "Blue Sky" ideas, as encouraged by the Board, centered upon three themes: alumni-student interactions, alumni-faculty/staff interactions, and alumni-alumni interactions.  One of the major ideas is to create an...
  Strategic Plan Update, February 2012 During fall semester 2011, after poring over hundreds of ideas and suggestions offered by the Grinnell College community, the strategic planning working groups developed the following material for consideration by the strategic plan...
  The Strategic Planning process, begun with a Board of Trustees retreat in June, is in full swing on campus with students, faculty, staff, and alumni involved in working groups on an aggressive timeline.  A 24-member Steering Committee, co-chaired by David Lopatto, chair of the...
The best place to study is the one that makes you comfortable and productive. Depending on your habits and your personality, your needs may be highly specific. Fortunately, Grinnell has a wide spectrum of study spaces to suit everyone’s needs, so we’ll be ready for you once you...
  Issue:  Winter 2010   Author:  Sunanda Vaidheesh '12   Grinnellians love to dress up. We embrace every chance to put away our homework and don the most ridiculous, fantastic costumes you’ve ever seen — and we do it at least three times a semester! Part of the fun is...
When Sam Harris '58 was a student at Grinnell, he did not talk about the first 12 years of his life. At Grinnell, Sam was a popular, well-liked, social kind of guy. He studied hard, having transferred from the University of Michigan after just one year because fraternity life...
  St. Peter and I is "a volume of Edward A. Steiner's writing which would present the underlying basis for his conversion from Judaism to Christianity, an act which lay at the heart of his life as lecturer, minister, and teacher." However, the collector of these writings,...
  I didn't even recognize him when I arrived on campus. My own kid, whom I had come to take home for the summer. Sailed right past him to the Plat du Jour station, where I asked a woman with her hair tucked under her cap, "Is Benjamin Dodd working tonight?" "Ben Dodd?" She...
  Perhaps we've all had a flash of inspiration that we were positive would lead to success: the million-dollar idea, the can't-miss business concept, the surefire solution to a vexing problem. While most of us never get those great ideas off the drawing board, the...
  It is not difficult to trace the roots of Edward A. Steiner's pacifism. Born into a Jewish family in the Slovakia area of Austria, Edward "grew up in a staunchly anti-militaristic family and lost both his father and an older brother in wars of the Austro-Hungarian Empire."...
Loggias are as much a part of the Grinnell College experience as an architectural feature can be. They’re one of the first things people who arrive on campus ask about. “What are those . . . things?” they say. Grinnellians will respond, “You mean the loggia?” and take a moment...
  Ultimate is one of the fastest-growing club sports in the country, according to the 2009 Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association survey. The Grinnellephants and the Sticky Tongue Frogs, Grinnell’s men’s and women’s Ultimate teams respectively, had great seasons in this...
Rewarding experiences inside the classroom and beyond. The opportunity to focus on learning that matters most to you. The excitement of firsthand research and a vibrant, supportive learning community with global outcomes... Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper...
  Issue:  Summer 2007 Author:  Colette Boilini ’08 It’s a balmy summer morning in San Francisco, and I can feel the sun cascading across my shoulders as I stroll down the sidewalk. As I gently flip my hair off of my shoulders, a figure in the distance catches my attention...
  Posted by:  Raynard S. Kington Alas, the ranking season is upon us once again. Colleges and universities across the country are ranked on everything from food to politics, from sustainability to hipster-ness, from rigor to partying. Newspapers, magazines, online postings...
  Issue:  Fall 2007 Author:  Erin Sindewald ’08 It is a clear blue day, the flowers are in bloom, and the birds are chirping songs of grandeur. Smiling students of all races, genders, and socioeconomic levels are sprawled out on the lawn eating lunch, presumably loving...
  Issue:  Winter 2010 Author:  Ross Preston '10   As a senior who for almost four years now has enjoyed stretching the possibilities of where homework can most enjoyably be completed, I hereby submit a top 10 list of places to casually get stuff done on...
Issue: Spring 2009 Author: Ross Preston '10 Thinking back to the summer before I came to Grinnell, I recall an inordinate amount of anticipation for everything Grinnell-related that came my way. I would check my Grinnell e-mail account, only to find no new messages. I was...
  Issue:  Spring 2008 Author:  Stephanie Rosenbaum ’08   As a travelin’ woman, I’m proud to say that I have never spent New Year’s Eve at home during my time in college. My first year, I spent time in Overland Park, Kan., with a friend from school, along with her friends from...
  Shanghai was our last stop in China, and I was unable to post a blog about our experiences before we flew home. As the largest city in China, Shanghai (the city) is home to as many people as Florida (the state).  Not only do about 20 million people call the city home, but...
Issue: Spring 2009 Author: Alex Exarhos '10 I didn’t pick Grinnell for its strong academic reputation. I didn’t pick it for its strength in the sciences, illustrious alumni, or the brand new modern buildings. It wasn’t even the touted small-town community feel that sucked...
Issue:  Winter 2010...
This week, our host department, the Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges at Nanjing University, provide a full-day tour of Nanjing, complete with driver and guide.  Our guide was a Nanjing native, a 25 year-old masters degree candidate in Linguistics named Yuan Yuan...
  Where in the world were Grinnell faculty and students this summer? China, Korea, France,Italy, Poland, Namibia,Romania, to name a few sites of international scholarly activity. Additional examples may be sent to Cindy Deppefor followup stories. China Jin Feng, associate...
William D. Ferguson Professor of Economics Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics The chair was created in 1963 by Gertrude Bishop Phillips (’09) Austin and Charles Burgess Austin, who was Instructor in Economics at Grinnell in 1910 and 1911. The previous holder of the chair...
Issue:  Fall 2009...
A guerilla art project knits together a group of students, townspeople, and local alumni “I was working on my calculus homework in the math lab, and one of the tutors got sidetracked and started to tell me about an article that she had read about ‘yarn bombing’  — people...
  Issue:  Winter 2011 Author: Kenji Yoshino '11 Is it a game? A martial art? Or a dance? Capoeira is all of those things! It originated as a fusion of the cultures of the indigenous Brazilians and enslaved Africans in colonial Brazil.Their newly synthesized culture helped...

News Release

Grinnell, Iowa -- Houston Dougharty, vice president for student affairs at Grinnell College, was honored earlier this month at the regional meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The organization recognized Dougharty for Outstanding Performance...
  6/1/10 GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery is offering free hands-on art activities for area children and families throughout June and July. The Faulconer Arts Outreach in the Parks will offer children a choice of activities at each session held on-campus...
Grinnell, IA 3/30/11 Two Grinnell College students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for up to $7,500 toward tuition and expenses for the 2011-12 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was established by Congress to encourage excellence in...
  Grinnell, IA 3/16/12 Grinnell College senior Wadzanai Motsi has been awarded a prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. Motsi, an independent major in international relations from Zimbabwe, is one of only 40 students nationwide to...
Grinnell College has announced the winners of the second annual  Grinnell Prize honoring young innovators for social change: Cristi Hegranes, executive director and founder, Global Press Institute; Jacob A. Wood, president of  Team Rubicon, and William B. McNulty III vice...
Grinnell College today announced the creation of a $300,000 annual prize program to honor individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change....

Venue

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...
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...
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...
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...
This open area just inside the north entrance (south of central campus) offers an ideal location for receptions, acapella concerts, and gatherings.
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.
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....
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."
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...
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 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...
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...
South Lounge, the large room on the end of the Forum closest to Burling Library, houses the Technology Service Desk.
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...
JRC 101 is the largest conference space in the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center and can support a range of video, audio, and multimedia presentations.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
A former dining hall, the Quad Dining Hall is now used for various events such as dances, performances, and receptions.
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 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.
The sand volleyball courts are located on South Campus just east of the railroad tracks.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...

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Your safety and the security of all on-campus property and programs is the focus of Grinnell’s Office of Campus Safety and Security.  The security staff complements Grinnell’s philosophy of self-governance and personal responsibility by working with students, faculty members,...
Presenting exhibitions of regional, national, and international art year-round, Faulconer Gallery is the nucleus of Grinnell’s Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of more than 6,000 objects offer diverse classroom and research learning...
The Grinnell College web team develops, maintains, and coordinates the Grinnell College website and other digital communication assets. We maintain the front door (www.grinnell.edu) and coordinate efforts to unify the College's online presence.
The Grinnell College media relations team works directly with media to increase understanding and support of the College among prospective students, alumni and parents, and other constituents. We work with reporters from all types of media, and from all over the U.S. and around...
Live Well Grinnell serves students, faculty, and staff through multidimensional wellness programming.  This includes activity classes such as spinning and yoga, preventative interventions such as flu shots, credit courses such as “The Off Campus Kitchen”, fitness center...

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Please read through all of the event hosting guidelines before fully completing the Alcohol Agreement application below. Alcohol agreements must be completed by 5pm on the Friday one full week prior to the event. Upon receiving a completed Alcohol Agreement application, the...
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This form will allow you to submit events and announcements to the Campus Memo. Please read each section closely to ensure your message is submitted properly. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. each Thursday to allow time for layout and editing. Late submissions may be delayed....
The Office of the Registrar maintains information for current students and parents, including address (home, seasonal, and temporary), telephone number, marital status, student grades, and registration information. Address information maintained by the Registrar's Office is...
  (1921-2009) Ralph A. Luebben spent most of his academic career at Grinnell College, where he was the College's first full-time anthropologist and the first chair of the independent Department of Anthropology. Starting in 1957, Luebben enthralled students for nearly four...