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Health & Wellness

Lay a solid foundation for your intellectual growth.

Grinnellians love to dive deep into inquiry and lose themselves in discovery.  But to push yourself academically, you’ll need to make time to refuel, recharge, and refresh. And just like with your studies, you’re in charge of what that looks like for you. Are you interested in joining an intramural sports team? Morning meditation? Swimming laps after class? Take advantage of our campus resources, and take care of you.

Get Healthy. Stay Healthy.

  • The Bear Recreation and Athletics Center

    The Recreation & Athletic Center

    Tricky equations. Group projects. Leadership duties. It can stack up. Thankfully, the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center is the perfect place to set aside your studies and clear your mind. Whether it’s cardio machines or climbing walls, pull-up bars or pickle ball practice, you’ll find whatever you need to work it all out.

  • Student relaxing in the Spencer Grill, seen between flags from above

    Here for you, both body and mind.

    Our Student Health and Wellness center (SHAW) offers many services to support your personal and academic success at Grinnell. Our experienced nurses and therapists work together to give you the structured care that’s best for your specific needs, right here on campus.

  • Students laugh around dining table

    Healthy Eating Options

    To stay focused in your studies, you also have to feed yourself the right foods. The Marketplace and Spencer Grill provide a variety of fresh, healthy eating options on campus, along with up-to-date nutrition information.

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