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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

Click here for more information about 2015-16 Graceland Student Government!
Graceland Student Government (GSG) President
Natalie Sherer
Speaker of the Senate
Sarah Peck
Campus Organization for Social Activities (COSA) President
Carter Martin
Academic Student Council (ASC) President
Griff Cady
Intramural (IM) Director
Eli Wilson
Council of House Presidents (CHP) President
Hannah Henson
Council of House Chaplains (CHC) President
Dylan Pitt

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.

Ext. 5196
Ext. 5200
Catharine Craig-Doty, CAP Center Director
Jessica Triggs, Student Support Specialist
Ext. x5237
Marcia Core, Manager
Graceland University partners with the Family Health Clinic to service the health needs of our students.
Campus Office:
Phone: 641.784.5370
Main Office:
Phone: 641.784.7526
Ext. x5067
General Information Desk
Myrna McLain
Help Desk (IT)
Kathy McElroy
Ext. x5412
Diana Jones, Director of International Programs
Peggy F. Geiger, Office Manager

Complete your Enrollment Checklist by January 11, 2016!
Check your Graceland email account for housing placement and roommate information
Purchase renters insurance (recommended)
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!
Angie Keplinger-Radloff
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.
Please click here for additional information regarding parking regulations and a map of parking areas.
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, January 15th.
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.
*The shuttle requires four passengers to operate, unless it is the last shuttle offered on that date.
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.
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Residence Halls open

at 9:00 a.m.

on SUNDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2016.


Your meal plan begins with the brunch meal

(11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.).


Upon check-in, your will receive a *temporary meal card from your 

House President or Hall Director.

*You will receive your official Graceland ID Card at the 


All NEW STUDENTS are to attend

ORIENTATION at 4:00 p.m.


in the MSC Conference Room (Rm#19).


NON-USA NEW STUDENTS are to attend



in addition to the the orientation for all students at 4:00 p.m.

*Also in the MSC Conference Room (Rm#19).

Residence Life Director
Deb Skinner
Sandi Swanson
Hall Directors
Clayton Troxell
Colby Connely
Tess Morgan
Alex Martinez
Jessi Ruckman
Assistant to Hall Directors
Derek Burton
Tess Morgan
Courtney Tripp
Darcy Volz

Apartment Managers
Thomas Apartments
Dylan Foster
Small Apartments
Andrew Galbraith

Graceland's Unique Student Government and Housing System

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Illustration of Student Government and Housing System (.ppt, 243K)
Residence Hall Living
Residence Hall Shopping List (.pdf, 284K)
Residence Hall Guide (.DOC, 29K)
Residence Hall FAQs (.pdf, 114K)
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