For first-year students not participating in an early arrival program, the residence halls open at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2023.

Two students decorate a dorm with pictures and twinkle lights
Decorating a dorm with twinkle lights

You will check in at the Harris Center to pick up your room key, P-Card (student ID), and orientation swag before heading to your residence hall to unload your vehicle. Please park your vehicle in the parking lot off 10th Ave just west of the railroad tracks. Accessible parking is located next to the Harris Center. If you plan to work on campus, don’t forget to drop off your employment forms!

Once check-in is complete, park your vehicle (if applicable) near your assigned residence hall. Members of the move-in crew will be available to help you unload and transport your belongings to your assigned room. As part of our commitment to an eco-friendly campus, please bring only what you need, reducing the amount of waste we create.

*Exceptions include early arrival participants in Grinnell Science Project, International Pre-Orientation Program, Peer Connections Pre-Orientation Program, and fall athletic teams, who will move into assigned rooms on the date requested by each program director or coach, before Aug. 18.

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