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German House

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 country or countries of the language. To learn more about the language house program, visit the Residence Life Language Houses page.

Spanish House

 

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, culture, and customs of the country or countries of the language. To learn more about the language house program, visit the Residence Life Language Houses page.

Each spring interested students will be able to sign up to live in Spanish House. The Spanish Assistant will always live in Spanish House and often other native speakers do so as well. Students who have been abroad or are planning to study off-campus have often taken advantage of this opportunity.
Preference to live in the house will be given to students who:

  • are Spanish majors
  • will be taking Spanish classes when living in the house
  • will be studying abroad, in a Hispanic country, after living in the house
  • are coming back from off-campus study in a Hispanic country
  • are native speakers
  • participate regularly in the activities offered by the Spanish Department and Spanish House

Clark Hall

Rooms

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

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 10 4 0
First 5 0 1
Second 8 1 2
Third 5 4 0

Amenities

Lounges

Clark Hall has three lounges. A lounge is located in the pit, on the third floor, and a larger lounge with a television is located on the first floor.

Kitchens

The Clark kitchen is located next to the lounge on the first floor. It has a stove, an oven, a microwave and a fridge.

Storage

A trunk room is located in Clark Pit, and can be used for storing articles.

Laundry

Clark Hall has access to the laundry facilities in Younker and Dibble.

Computer Lab

Residents of Clark have easy access to the computer labs in the North Campus dorms Norris and Younker.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Clark.

Gates Hall

Rooms

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

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 3 2 0
First 2 1 0
Second 5 1 2
Third 4 2 1
Tower 3 1 0

Amenities

Lounges

Gates Hall has two lounges. A study lounge is located in the pit, and a larger lounge with a television is located on the first floor.

Kitchens

Gates Hall has one kitchen which is located on the first floor. It has a stove, an oven, a microwave and a fridge.

Storage

A trunk room is located in Gates Pit, and can be used for storing articles.

Laundry

Gates Hall has access to the laundry facilities in Younker and Dibble.

Computer Lab

Residents of Gates have easy access to the computer labs in the North Campus dorms Norris and Younker.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Gates.

Rawson Hall

Rooms

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

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 3 2 0
First 4 0 0
Second 5 1 2
Third 4 3 0

Amenities

Lounges

Rawson Hall has two lounges. A study lounge is located in the pit, and a larger lounge with a television is located on the first floor.

Kitchens

Rawson Hall has one kitchen which is located on the first floor. It has a stove, an oven, a microwave and a fridge.

Storage

A trunk room is located in Rawson Pit, and can be used for storing articles.

Laundry

Rawson Hall has access to the laundry facilities in Younker and Dibble.

Computer Lab

Residents of Rawson have easy access to the computer labs in the North Campus dorms Norris and Younker.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Rawson.

Langan Hall

Rooms

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

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 8 2 1
First 1 2 0
Second 5 4 2
Third 5 6 0

Standard Single

Langan standard single

Standard Double

Langan standard double

Three Room Triple

Main Room

The door to the triple opens into this room.

Langan Triple: main room   Langan Triple: beedroom 2

Adjoined Rooms

Langan Triple: adjoined room 1   Langan Triple: adjoined room 2

Amenities

Lounges

There are two lounges in Langan Hall. One is located in the pit, and the other is on the first floor and has a tv, and a DVD and VHS player.

Langan Lounge

Kitchens

There is one kitchen in Langan located on the first floor. It has a fridge, a stove, an oven and a microwave.

Langan kitchen

Storage

Langan has a trunk room located in the pit.

Laundry

Residents of Langan have easy access to the laundry facility located in Younker pit.

Computer Lab

Residents of Langan can use the computer lab and printing facilities located in Younker Hall.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located on the first floor of Langan.

Smith Hall

Rooms

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

Floors Singles Doubles Triples
Pit 3 2 0
First and Annex 1 6 0
Second 7 1 3
Third 3 4 1
 

Standard Double

Smith Hall standard double looking in   Smith Hall standard double looking out

Three Room Triple

Main Room

The door to the triple opens into this room.

Smith Hall Triple Main Room

Adjoined Rooms

Smith Hall Triple: Adjoined Room 1   Smith Hall Triple: Adjoined Room 2

Amenities

Lounges

Smith Hall has 3 lounges on the first, second and third floors. The main lounge is located on the first floor and has a television. The second floor lounge also has a tv.

Smith Hall main lounge   Smith Hall lounge

Smith Hall second floor lounge

Kitchens

Smith has one kitchen located on the first floor. It has a microwave, stove, oven and fridge.

Smith Hall kitchen

Storage

Smith Hall uses the trunk room facilities located at Younker Hall and Langan Hall.

Laundry

Residents of Smith use the laundry facilities located in the adjacent residence hall, Younker.

Recycling

A recycling facility is located in Smith Pit.

Read Hall

Read Hall features three student lounges, two kitchens, and a computer lounge with a printer. Rooms include singles, doubles, triples, and quads.

Norris Hall

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.

Cowles Hall

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-height living rooms, bedroom lofts, and a hallway looking over the living space. Two of the apartments have first floor bedrooms and accessible kitchens and bathrooms.