Place and Community

Alcohol and Event Hosting Agreement

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 event staff designated below will be sent an email outlining the terms and responsibilties of the position.  Each event staff member (hosts, servers and wristbanders) must reply to this email individually and confirming that they agree to the terms it contains, before event approval is granted. 

Community

Our town has repeatedly named as one of the best and coolest college towns in America – alongside places like Berkeley, Boulder, and Cambridge. Grinnell combines the artful intellectual buzz of a college town with the genuine warmth and friendliness that defines "Iowa nice." And we love it.

Near Grinnell

The Grinnell community has no borders. Everything from the curriculum to the day-to-day conversation in the residence halls is open-ended in context and consideration.

For those who want to add geographic dimension to that intellectual latitude, the cities of Des Moines and Iowa City are just an hour away, and one can be in Chicago, Minneapolis, or Kansas City in less than five hours. But for most students, the 120-acre campus and the town of Grinnell provide more than enough opportunities for exploration and entertainment.

The Prairie

Grinnell sits in the middle of a vast and dynamic environment known as prairie. Tall grasses, flowering plants, deep root systems, soil, and fire comprise the ecosystem. The complex root system means that two-thirds of the prairie lives below ground, and that fire will destroy only the dead matter above ground. This ecosystem is responsible for creating the rich Iowa soil that agriculturalists have enjoyed for generations.

Global Grinnell

"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.

Project Houses

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 available
for the 2012-2013 Academic Year:

Climbing Wall

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 to schedule sessions for any groups of 6 or more wishing to use the wall.

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