Kershaw Hall

Street Address: 
1323 East Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States
Campus Location: 
East Campus

Residence Life Coordinator


Kershaw is one of four substance free residence halls.


Kershaw Hall 17 singles, 26 doubles and houses 69 students.  All Kershaw Hall rooms are equipped with wooden bed frames and all beds can be lofted.  Students interested in lofting their beds must rent east campus lofts through

Floors Singles Doubles
First 6 7
Second 6 10
Third 5 9



Kershaw has three lounges. The lounge on the first floor has a television, while the other floors have smaller lounges. 

Kershaw Hall lounge


The Kershaw kitchen is located on the first floor and has a stove, an oven, a fridge and a microwave. The lounges on the second and third floors have an attached pantry with microwaves and sinks.


Kershaw has a trunk room located in the basement which is used for storage.


Kershaw Hall hosts a laundry facility in its basement, which has several washers and dryers that can be operated using campus cash from a student's P-Card.

Computer Lab

Rathje Hall, located near Kershaw Hall, has a computer lab with printing facilities.


Kershaw has a recycling room on the first floor.

Building Details

Offices / Resources: 
Residence Life
Building History: 

Named to honor Grinnell College's first black graduate, Hannibal Kershaw 1879, Kershaw Hall is between Lazier and Rose Halls on the east edge of campus. Constructed of white Iowa limestone, Kershaw Hall is connected to the other East Campus residence halls by a roofed loggia. Large windows in the first floor lounge open onto Mac Field and give the space an open, accessible feel. Like all the East Campus halls, Kershaw is equipped with air conditioning and elevators.