Residence Life Mission Statement

Residence Life participates in the educational mission of Graceland University by creating safe, organized, and supportive residential learning communities, which are ideal for holistic student development and enhancing students’ sense of belongingness.

Grounded in the value of “The Worth of All Persons", our inclusive House System, robust Residential Living Curriculum, and intentional Guide to Community Living cultivate a culture where students can discern who they are called to be and realize their potential for meaningful and productive lives.



Residence Life Forms

Want to explore the various university housing options?  This colorful table contains all you need to know for you and your family to make an educated decision on which housing option is right for you.

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This violation form may be used to appeal Visitation, Noise or Residence Hall Violations.  When you have completed the form, please return it to the Residence Life Office located in the MSC in room 27.
You will be notified within one week of the receipt of your appeal the decision of the Appeals Committee. 
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This form is to be completed by those students who are graduating or who will be doing student teaching at a location away from the Lamoni area.
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Are you a junior or senior and interested in growing more in your understanding of Graceland's unique Residence Life program?  Students who work in residence life and complete an internship in residence life have a greater chance of obtaining Graduate School Assistantships (free graduate school education) as well as careers in residence life following graduation.


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Housing Forms

Students who live within 25 miles of GU's Lamoni campus may apply to live at home with their parents. Both the student and the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must sign this form in front of a licensed Notary Public.

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Please note that you must have earned at least 88 credit hours to qualify (Senior Status) for application.  Your application does not guarantee approval.  Do NOT sign a lease before being approved.

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Requests for a house membership change will only be considered after 2 full weeks of classes have been held.  
After you have completed this form, return it and your available times to meet, to the Residence Life Office, located in Room 21 of the Newcom Student Union (NSU).
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Requests for a room change will only be considered after 2 full weeks of classes have been held in.  
After you have completed this form, return it  to the Residence Life Office, located in Room 21 of the Newcom Student Union (NSU).
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Quarantine, Isolation, & Directed Monitoring

Depending on the instructions provided by the COVID coordinator(s), you may be told to either self-monitor, quarantine, or isolate. Residence Life has created information pamphlets which define the expectations for each unique COVID safety experiencing, including the "do's" and "don'ts" of each scenario and what to pack if you're told to move to quarantine or isolation housing. 

Take time to familiarize yourself with the different expectations of each situation, and help Graceland University be a safe and healthy.

Quarantine Expectations.pdf

Isolation Expectations.pdf


Directed Monitoring: Food Service Illness Forms

Students who are self-monitoring as instructed by the COVID Coordinator can get to-go meals from the commons. If they are too sick to leave their room they can have a friend or housemate help bring their meals to them.  The student will need to fill out Food Service Illness forms per meal for Sodexo, informing them who you are, how long you will be self-monitoring, and who will be picking up and delivering your food to you. This form will then need to be delivered to the Sodexo office in the Commons (inside the West entrance). Your chosen person will then be able to pick up what you would like, and then deliver it to your room.

The Food Service Illness form can be picked up from any of the Residence Hall reception desks, the Student Life reception desk, or printed from here:

Food Service Illness Form.pdf

Graceland University Accommodations

Graceland used to refer to this as a Special Housing Needs Request form

Formerly known as the Special Housing Needs Request Form


This links takes you to the accommodations request form.  This is applicable to a special housing request, as well as academic accommodations.  If your request is related to housing, please not that on the request form


Graceland University is committed to full compliance with the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  You will find the SDS Form along with Additional Information and Documentation Guidelines here.