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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. Many people use several different kinds services at Grinnell to find their balance. What interests you? Virtual wellness apps? Intramural sports? 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. Through a Spectrum of Care model, SHAW has a variety of services from preventive to more intensive support. Whether you meet with one of our experienced nurses, physician assistant (PA), or counselors, or get support arranging for care off-campus, our team is here to support you and your current health and help you learn the skills needed to maintain that well-being throughout your life.

  • 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 and a dietitian available for consultations.

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