Learning to live with a roommate is an important part of the Grinnell College experience. Students learn the necessary lifetime skills of negotiation, compromise, and communication when living with a peer.
Most first-year and transfer students will have roommates. We will attempt to honor roommate requests but, for public health considerations, must first coordinate scurries (groups of 20-30 students with whom students will live) based upon Tutorial registration. We plan to announce roommates in early August.
Once you receive your roommate assignment we encourage you to reach out to your roommate before packing and coming to Grinnell to kick off your relationship.