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Residence Life

Room Draw

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 philosophy and Room Draw practice.

Project Houses

A Project House consists of students with a common interest and a desire to promote that interest to the campus community.

The three project houses for the 2015-16 academic year are:

  • Food House 
  • Eco House
  • Volunteer House

If you and 8 to 12 fellow students share a common interest and would like to start a new project house, Grinnell’s Residence Life Committee can help you get started.

Residence Life

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 goals.

Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center

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, smaller meeting rooms, classrooms, and a gallery. The Rosenfield Center is named after longtime Grinnell College trustee and benefactor Joe Rosenfield ’25.

Parking near the building includes some accessible parking to the east, limited spaces in a small lot across 8th Avenue, and a large lot off 10th Avenue to the north.