Residential Living

At Grand View, we understand that a sense of community and genuine, personal relationships are important for personal growth outside the classroom. Residence Life, a part of Student Life, works with academic and other campus life organizations to provide you with a holistic experience at Grand View. We offer activities to complement academics as well as help you develop socially, emotionally, and physically.

Residence Life
Student Center

Overview of Residence Life

Statement of commitment
As Grand View evolves, our residence life staff continues to expand and strengthen in order to provide for the development and progress of our residents. It is our mission to provide every resident with an abundance of opportunities to form meaningful relationships, ensure academic success and enjoy life as part of a fun and safe community.

Leadership opportunities in Residence Life
You’ll find many leadership opportunities in residence life. These include serving as floor representatives and resident assistants or joining the Residential Experience Council (REC). Floor representatives are students who regularly attend REC meetings to represent the floors they live on. Resident assistants are upper-class students who work with residents by planning personal growth programs, becoming mentors and friends, and instructing residents about community standards. REC members plan activities for residential students as well as address residential student concerns and develop policies for the residence halls.

Activities and programs
The intramural program is quickly growing and provides recreational athletic activities for students, staff, and faculty. Current intramural events include basketball, dodgeball, flag football, indoor volleyball, ping pong, sand volleyball, soccer, and softball.

Viking Brigade is the cheering section for our athletic events. Students tailgate, paint their faces and sing the fight song. Our school mascot often gets involved in cheering squads and you'll be sure to see the Viking at many home events.

Several residential activities have become tradition for our students. These include bingo, kickball, and sand volleyball. The events often feature music, food and prizes! We also offer educational programming throughout the year, such as alcohol awareness events.

Housing Sign-up Process and Forms

Learn more about the housing sign-up process and find the needed forms.

Residential Experience Council

Residential Experience Council – student organization

Residential Experience Council (REC) is the governing body for the residence halls and campus apartments. It offers an excellent opportunity for on-campus residents interested in influencing campus housing policy and/or planning social, cultural, athletic, and educational activities to get involved. REC functions as the Dining Hall Council, giving input on menus, policies, and special meals and events. The housing director advises REC.

Student Life Office
515-263-2885 or
1-800-444-6083 ext. 2885
FAX: 515-263-6192

E-mail: Student Life


Residence Life Staff

Living-Learning Communities

nPOD, just for nursing and pre-nursing students.

dPod, for those committed to diversity

Seymour Art, for all things art

Music, for those interested in choir or band

Residential Life FAQ

Get answers to questions that come up most often about living on campus, HERE.