Place and Community

Housing & Dining

About 85 percent of our students live in a residence hall, language or project house, or off-campus house — so they really get to know one another well. Residence halls are small; most house 50–60 students of all class years, majors, and backgrounds, making each hall floor feel like a big, diverse family. A residence life professional staff person and more than 70 student staff members work to make sure you feel right at home. Residence halls offer a range of rooming situations, ranging from singles to quads to mini-apartments with their own kitchens.

About Grinnell

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.

Tradition

Explore the history of Grinnell, with roots that date back to the birth of the state, recovery after a devastating cyclone, and more than 150 years of growth and change.

Community Enhancement and Engagement

The Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement supports the College’s core mission by helping our hometown to become an even stronger place to live, work, and study.  Serving as a liaison between Grinnell College and the surrounding community, the office administers the College’s gifts and grants, and actively facilitates other town/gown connections to enhance the experience and vitality of life in Grinnell.

Why Not Grinnell?

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Issue:  Spring 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Author:  Diane Meisles '12

Having Due Fun with Fondue

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

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 small college in a small town … what if I was bored every weekend? What if the only thing there was to do was drink? I didn’t like the idea of that.

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