Renfrow Hall

Grinnell, IA

Renfrow Hall at Grinnell College is an innovative approach to bring students and residents of Grinnell together. The goal of Renfrow Hall is to bring the community together to engage in dialogue, collaboration, brainstorming, and shared experience while filling the need for additional off-campus apartment-style student housing for the college.

The four-story facility will span approximately 125,000 SF and will include 28 student apartments as well as a dedicated pavilion for civic engagement. The residence features seven unique room layouts and is expected to house 110 students. The quad also features a mixed-use component.

The residence hall is named in honor of Grinnell native Edith Renfrow Smith, the first Black female graduate of Grinnell College. Edith graduated from the school in 1937.