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I am delighted you have chosen Graceland University. You may wish to mark My Graceland as your home page as you will return here often during your student days. Everything you need to know is included – an enrollment checklist to make sure you have taken care of all the details, how to select (or change) a meal plan, when to arrive, what to bring and many, many other topics.
 
Please check this checklist regularly for updates!

Once you have paid your deposit, logging into My Graceland will allow you to see your grades and your student account. This site is to give you access to personalized and general information. Much of the information you will need can be found under the Resources Tab.
 
It is my desire to help you fulfill your dreams. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or if there are any other ways I can assist you as you transition to the university. Hopefully soon this will feel like your home away from home.
 
Welcome to Graceland!
 
Dave Schaal
Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students
 

Your first year at Graceland University will be a year of exploration, both academically and socially.  In your first semester, you will learn a lot of new information about college life and how to navigate the systems that make up our institution. Our goal is to make sure that you know where to go and who to ask for help when you need it.  You should expect to be introduced to many people, places, things and ideas in your first semester.  Many of these introductions will be made in your first-seminar course.

Click HERE for more information about the First-Year Experience such as:

  • First-Year Seminar (a.k.a. Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Common Readers
  • The Peer Mentor Program:  Building Learning Communities

Please click here for information about Graceland Student Government.
Agape House President
Isaac Murray
 
Amici House President
Tamela Hill
 
Aponivi House President
Amanda Stephens
 
Cheville House President
Rossano James-Smith
 
Closson House President
David Hamar
 
Dimora House President
Abbey Stoetzel
 
Faunce House President
Brenden Chandler
 
Hanthorne House President
Katie Webb
 
Khiyah House President
Allie Weston
 
Orion House President
Dillon Mason
 
Paloma House President
Kaylee Burkhiser
 
Powell House President
Trenton Wahl
 
Sariah House President
Grace Wood
 
Shalom House President
Tatiana Ramirez
 
Solah House President
Daniela Rodriguez
 
Stewart Manor House President
Cameron Carter
 
Tiona House President
Dylan Springer
 
 

Belonging to something significant and worthwhile is a key component to satisfaction in college.  Your house council leaders will keep you informed of various ways that you can choose to become involved.  In addition, check out  Student Activities , Campus Ministries and a wide range of clubs and organizations !

Clubs and Organizations are primarily student initiated and student driven. It is very possible that if you have a special interest, there is already a club or organization devoted to that area.

YOU can start a group! Simply find a sponsor and contact the Student Activities Office to complete a charter form. The Council on Student Life meets weekly to approve charters.

Anyone interested in joining a club or organization can contact the sponsor or president of that group. Please call the Student Activities Office at 5230 click here  to obtain advisor information.

 
OR
 
866.GRACELAND
Ext. 5200
 
Catharine Craig-Doty, CAP Center Director
 
Jessica Triggs, Student Support Specialist
 
866.GRACELAND
Ext. 5083
 
Nicole Briell, Disability Services Director
 
OR
 
866.GRACELAND
Ext. x5237
 
Marcia Core, Manager
Student Health Services
Provided by the Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa 
 
Campus Clinic - During Campus Hours (closed June and July)
Main Office open all summer. 
 
866.GRACELAND
Ext. x5370
 
Peggy F. Geiger, Office Manager
 
 
OR
 
CHCSI - Lamoni Clinic
641.784.7911
866.GRACELAND
Ext. x5067
 
General Information Desk 
Myrna McLain
 
Help Desk (IT)
Sam Clegg
 
   
866.GRACELAND
Ext. x5412
 
Diana Jones, Director of the Intercultural Office
  
Peggy F. Geiger, Office Manager
866.GRACELAND
Ext. x5235
 
OR
 

866.GRACELAND

Ext. 5222

Joyce Lighthill, Registrar
 
866.GRACELAND
Ext. 5107
 
Deb Skinner, Residence Life Director
 
Sandi Swanson, Secretary
 

866.GRACELAND

Ext. 5083

Nicole Briell, Retention Director
866.GRACELAND
Ext. x5230
 
Brad Carr, Director of Student Activities
 
OR
 
Mindy Graham, Student Activities Secretary
 
866.GRACELAND
Ext. 5174 
 
OR
 
Kelley Cook
866.GRACELAND
   
Sherri Brenizer, Department Manager
   
866.GRACELAND   
Ext. x5104
 
Dave Schaal, Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students
 
Christi Dickerson, Administrative Assistant
 

Complete your Enrollment Checklist by August 1, 2017!
Check your Graceland email account for housing placement and roommate information after June 1.
Purchase renters insurance (recommended)
Do you require special needs housing?   
Student Employment forms are REQUIRED if you plan to work anywhere on campus.  Each form must be completed and submitted prior to being assigned a work study position.

Please click on the following links to complete the necessary forms:
Please click here for additional information regarding student employment.

Thank you!
Kelley Cook
Student Employment Coordinator 
 
Vehicle Registration is REQUIRED if you plan to park ANYWHERE on campus.  Please complete the Vehicle Registration Form.  You may pick up your parking permit when you get your photo taken for the University ID card upon arrival to campus (MSC, room 27).
 
Please click here for additional information regarding parking regulations and a map of parking areas.
 
Vehicle Registrations/Parking Permits MUST be renewed EACH ACADEMIC YEAR!!! 
Click here to learn about who is required to purchase a meal plan.
 
Click here for information regarding your meal plan options.  Then complete the Meal Plan Selection Form.  The deadline to change your meal plan choice is 4pm Friday, August 25, 2017.
Graceland partners with TransIowa to offer Shuttle Service to and from the Des Moines, Iowa and Kansas City, Missouri Airports on certain dates and times.
 
Please click here to view the shuttle schedule and make a reservation.
GU Alert is an emergency notification system that will send a text message to a cell phone or to an email address when there is an emergency that needs to be quickly announced to campus. 
 
Messages are sent only in the event of a crisis.  Graceland encourages all employees, students and faculty to enter their cell phone number or email address to receive these notices.
 
To register your cell phone number, correct or change your GU Alert registration, please be sure you are logged into My Graceland and click here.
Do you have a computer but you don't have Microsoft Office?  Download it for free - see Full Office for FREE for Office 365 on your PC, Mac, iPad or Android tablet.
Please click here to request a quote and/or apply for College Student Property Insurance.
Please click here to familiarize yourself with Student Health 101.  This is a fantastic resource, with a searchable database with LOTS of great information at your fingertips!!


ATTENTION ALL NEW STUDENTS...


If you plan to use the TransIowa Shuttle Service, please note that a24-hour advance reservation is REQUIRED.


Cancellations are NOT accepted within 48 hours of the scheduled service. 

 **If you plan to use TransIowa Shuttle Services from the Des Moines, IA or Kansas City, MO airports,
please view the shuttle schedule PRIOR to making your travel arrangements!! 
PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE BRIELL REGARDING PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS! 

    

Sunday, August 6th    


2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Residence Halls open for move-in!

 

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Offices open to assist you in completing any remaining items on your ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST!!! 
   
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - REQUIRED Orientation Session
   
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner in the Commons
   
Please check back soon for a complete Arrival and Check-In Schedule! 
 
COMING SOON!  2017 WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE!
ALL NEW STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN WELCOME WEEK! 

 **If you plan to use TransIowa Shuttle Services from the Des Moines, IA or Kansas City, MO airports,

please view the shuttle schedule PRIOR to making your travel arrangements!!! 

  
Sunday, August 6th   
 

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Residence Halls open for move-in!

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Offices open to assist you in completing any remaining items on your ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST!!! 

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - REQUIRED Orientation Session

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner in the Commons

Please check back soon for a complete Arrival and Check-In Schedule! 

 
COMING SOON!  2017 WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE!
ALL NEW STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN WELCOME WEEK!  

**If you plan to use TransIowa Shuttle Services from the Des Moines, IA or Kansas City, MO airports,
please view the shuttle schedule PRIOR to making your travel arrangements!!!  

    

Sunday, August 13th   
 

    2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Residence Halls open for move-in!

    2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Offices open to assist you in completing any remaining items on your ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST!!! 

    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - REQUIRED Orientation Session

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Dinner in the Commons

    Please check back soon for a complete Arrival and Check-In Schedule!  

 
COMING SOON!  2017 WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE!
ALL NEW STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN WELCOME WEEK!  

SPECIFIC ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED BY YOUR COACHES!!!

 
COMING SOON!  2017 WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE!
ALL NEW STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN WELCOME WEEK!  

 **If you plan to use TransIowa Shuttle Services from the Des Moines, IA or Kansas City, MO airports,

please view the shuttle schedule PRIOR to making your travel arrangements!!!  
 
All new INTERNATIONAL students (optional for Canadians) are expected to arrive on THURSDAY, AUGUST 17th.

  

Preseason student-athletes are expected to arrive in accordance with athletic preseason schedules.

  

Please check back in JUNE for the International Student Orientation Schedule and the Welcome Week schedule.
 
COMING SOON!  2017 WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE!
ALL NEW STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN WELCOME WEEK!  

 

 **If you plan to use TransIowa Shuttle Services from the Des Moines, IA or Kansas City, MO airports,

please view the shuttle schedule PRIOR to making your travel arrangements!!! 
 
ALL NEW STUDENTS (not arriving for preseason, Bridge Program, or with international students)
 
are expected to  arrive on SATURDAY, AUGUST 19.    
 

    Saturday morning is reserved for moving in.  Orientation sessions begin in the afternoon.

 
COMING SOON!  2017 WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE!
ALL NEW STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN WELCOME WEEK! 

Bridge Program

COMING IN JUNE!

Bridge Program Arrival & Check-In schedule!

Preseason - Football Check-In Schedule

COMING IN JUNE!

Preseason Football Arrival & Check-In schedule!

 

Preseason - Men's & Women's Soccer (by invitation ONLY)

INSTRUCTONS WILL BE PROVIDED BY COACHES

 

Preseason - Women's Volleyball, Cross Country, Cheer and Dance Check-In Schedule

COMING IN JUNE!

 Women's Volleyball, Cross-Country, Cheer and Dance Arrival & Check-In Schedule.

International Student Arrival Schedule

COMING IN JUNE!

International Student Arrival & Orientation Schedule.

 

Welcome Week Schedule

COMING IN JUNE!

2017 WELCOME WEEK SCHEDULE

 

Residence Life Director
Deb Skinner
641-784-5108
 
Secretary  
Sandi Swanson
641-784-5494
 
Hall Directors
Graybill
Alex Carr
641-784-5383
   
Gunsolley
Timothy Ledna
641-784-5382
 
Tess Morgan
Melanie Grimes
641-784-5350
 
Walker
Leslie Robinson
641-784-5360
 
Assistant to Hall Directors
Gunsolley/Graybill
Humberto Tinsman
417-766-6959
 
Tess Morgan
Julia Wiedmier
660.973.36544
 
Walker
Esther Okoro
347.243.9375
     
Apartment Managers    
Thomas Apartments
Jess Hypatidis 
Apartment #106
515.444.1484
         
Small Apartments
Devon Corless
Apartment #102
608.301.7848