Residence Hall Information

Important Notes:

  • In compliance with the Iowa Clean Air Act, the campus is smoke-free (including vaping devices). Smoking is permitted only on the public sidewalks that run parallel to the city streets that run along and through campus.
  • Please note that furniture cannot be removed from your residence hall room.

Grinnell Residence Hall Information

Residence hall rooms are generally the same, regardless of the residence hall. All rooms come with the following:

  • XL twin bed (one per student assigned to the room)
  • desk and chair (one per student assigned to the room)
  • study lamp
  • drapes or blinds
  • closet, wardrobe, or dresser

A list of items that you might want to consider when creating your packing list include: 

  • personal computer/laptop
  • cell phone
  • alarm clock
  • bathroom supplies — bathrobe, shower shoes, towels, and washcloths
  • bedding — pillow, linens (XL twin), and blanket
  • seasonal clothing (August is very warm; December can be very cold)
  • surge protectors (lcdi technology strongly recommended)
  • laundry basket/bag and detergent
  • medical needs — prescription meds, health insurance card, and covid-19 vaccine card
  • toiletries and shower caddy
  • hangers
  • small first aid kit
  • umbrella and raingear
  • technology accessories — chargers, headphones, etc.
  • mini-fridge
  • microwave
  • board games

A list of items not to pack includes:

  • pets (Disability Resources oversees the accommodation process for emotional support animals and service animals)
  • alcohol or empty alcohol containers
  • illegal substances or drug paraphernalia
  • candles and incense (fire hazard)
  • open-coil heaters or appliances with exposed burners (fire hazard)
  • halogen lights (fire hazard)
  • dart boards

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