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Campus Living

It takes a lot to call a new place home. We’re proud that many Grinnellians see this campus as so.

Where you choose to live is a big decision, whether it’s for college or not. Surroundings affect how we learn, how we grow, and where we go next. At Grinnell, we not only embrace the world, we embrace you for who you are. In fact, you’ll find culture of inclusivity and respect as the perfect setting to settle in, grow immensely, and go forth from. Partly because you know you’ll always have this place to come back to.

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    RESIDENTIAL LIFE

    Welcome to the neighborhood.

    We call them clusters. North Campus. South Campus. East Campus. Each have their own unique living space designs, communal personalities, and Grinnellian traditions. But with smaller residence hall sizes, we can’t wait to see what your presence will bring to this close-knit community. We’ve always got room for you, and good conversation.

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    HEALTHY MIND AND BODY

    From a full feast to a quick fuel up, we’ve got you covered.

    Grinnell’s Marketplace is the place on campus for sit-down, freshly prepared meals ranging from stir-fry to pizza, gooey pastries to gluten-free, and to vegan and vegetarian. If you need a quick bite, swing by the Spencer Grill and we’ll get you back out there with what you need.

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    Living healthy and well, on campus.

    Just like your studies, it’s crucial to make time for your own health and staying active. Refuel with fresh, local food in the dining hall. Strengthen your body at the Athletic Center. Reach out for physical and mental health care at the student health and counseling center.

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    CAMPUS SAFETY

    Keeping you and our community safe.

    We take everyone’s safety seriously. That means it’s not just responding to emergencies, it’s about preventing them as well. Along with local fire and police, we work day and night to keep our campus safe for all.