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We're a residential college, so you’ll be spending a lot of time living with and getting to know other Grinnellians. Our residence halls are grouped on three sides: North Campus, South Campus, and East Campus. The residence halls all have their own quirks and bonuses, but all...

Building

This college owned house is used for long-term temporary housing. It has five bedrooms, each with it's own room key.
Cowles Hall features two student lounges and one public kitchen. The rooms are assigned as singles, doubles, and apartment-style quads. Cowles has dorm-style housing and a lounge west of the main entrance, with apartment-style housing to the east. The apartments include double-...
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...
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...
Gates Hall is recognizable by its tower, the northern 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...
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.
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,...
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...
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...
Read Hall features three student lounges, two kitchens, and a computer lounge with a printer. Rooms include singles, doubles, triples, and quads.
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...
Smith Hall features three lounges, one kitchen, and one single-sex floor. Rooms include singles, doubles, and triples.
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...

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All College housing (residence halls and College-owned houses) open and close according to the following schedule: Fall '12 Semester New Students - Residence halls open at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 25. Fall '12 Semester Returning Students Residence halls and houses open...
In order to host approved events at Grinnell you must complete the following steps.  1. Consult the campus Alcohol and Event Hosting Policies. 2. Ensure that all hosts and servers for the event receive Event Hosting Certification.  Training sessions are offered several times...
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 ...
Grinnell College is a residential college. All full-time students are required to live in student residences and board with College dining all four years. Student residences at Grinnell College are distinctive from that of other residential colleges due to our residential...
WINTER BREAK STUDENT HOUSING College-owned housing is closed during winter break.  Students must vacate College-owned residence halls and houses according to the date and time scheduled by the College, unless sponsored for Winter Break Student Status (WBSS). WBSS means students...
WINTER BREAK STUDENT HOUSING College-owned housing is closed during winter break.  Students must vacate College-owned residence halls and houses according to the date and time scheduled by the College, unless sponsored for Winter Break Student Status (WBSS). WBSS means students...
WINTER BREAK STUDENT HOUSING College-owned housing is closed during winter break.  Students must vacate College-owned residence halls and houses according to the date and time scheduled by the College, unless sponsored for Winter Break Student Status (WBSS). WBSS means students...

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Name and class year: Samantha Schwartz '14Hometown: Lawrence, KansasMajor: PsychologyCo-curriculars: Grinnell Singers, Psychology SEPC, Psi ChiFavorite wellness tip: Practice gratitude. Spend a few minutes before bed identifying five things that went well today. Then, for at...

Group Info

Grinnell’s experienced, dedicated residence life team works with more than 70 volunteer student staff members to build a residential community that fosters social and personal development, encourages self-governance, and accommodates individual needs to help you achieve your...
Grinnell’s experienced, dedicated residence life team works with more than 70 volunteer student staff members to build a residential community that fosters social and personal development, encourages self-governance, and accommodates individual needs to help you achieve your...

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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...
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...