Grinnell administration prides itself in making the College a residential one, so it tries to discourage students from living off campus as much as possible. Students aren’t permitted to live off campus until junior year, and in the past, off-campus College-owned houses have been removed in order to make room for other facilities. Students who choose to live off campus must have written permission from the Student Affairs office.
Unfortunately, the options for renting apartments are fairly limited. There are a few landlords who own houses converted into apartments, and while these are often a bit rundown, they do offer extra possibilities for partying. Living off campus on High Street in particular carries responsibilities to sponsor and encourage partying. Most importantly, the houses are within a few blocks from campus.