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Campus Locations — Lamoni

Discover why Gracelanders love living in Lamoni.

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Living in Lamoni

Home to just over 800 enrolled students, our beautiful and welcoming main, residential campus of Graceland University is always buzzing with activity. Located in Lamoni, Iowa, Graceland offers the safety, security and tranquility of small town life while still providing plenty of activities for our students to enjoy.

Here you’ll find:

  • Our sports complex, which features an artificial turf football field, an Olympic-quality outdoor track and a best-in-the-conference soccer complex
  • The enviable Helene Center for the Visual Arts
  • Superb facilities and industry-standard equipment in Resch Science and Technology Hall
  • Shaw Center, a regional performing arts hub featuring a 500-seat auditorium and 100-seat recital hall, fully customizable black box theatre and a stunning outdoor amphitheatre
  • The newly renovated and expanded Newcom Student Union
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On Campus

At Graceland, there’s always something fun to do. With 20 varsity athletic teams and 42 clubs and organizations, you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from.

Cheer on the football team at Huntsman Field.

Attend a concert at Shaw Center.

Take a class or get a workout in at the Fitzgerald Fitness Center.

Join a sport, intramural team, or one of our many student clubs.

Head to Choices, Graceland’s night spot, to dance, play games or hang out with friends.

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Downtown Lamoni

Located just a quick walk away from campus, students can easily take advantage of everything this small town has to offer.

  • Grab a drink at the local coffee house.
  • Catch a movie at the Coliseum Theatre.
  • Explore the town from the local bike trail.
  • Head to one of the parks to play games or relax.
  • Pick up some veggies at the farmer’s market.
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Head to the City

Small-town life is relaxing, but sometimes you need a change of pace. With Des Moines just over an hour away, Kansas City less than two and Omaha just under three, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the big city every now and again.

See Yourself Here

Lamoni Campus

Getting to the Lamoni Campus is easy.

Get more detailed driving instructions at the links below.

Trans Iowa Charters provides a shuttle to students traveling between Graceland University and the Kansas City International Airport for a fee.

From the South
Travel I-35 North to Exit 4 (first exit in Iowa). Turn left off of the exit onto US 69, and drive about 4 to 5 miles. Turn left on Cherry Street. Turn left onto College Avenue, and follow it to the four-way stop. Turn right, and follow the road to the main parking lot. Please drive onto Circle Drive, and park in a reserved space for visitors.

From the North
Travel I-35 South to Exit 4 (last exit in Iowa). Turn right off of the exit onto US 69, and drive about 4 to 5 miles. Turn left on Cherry Street. Turn left onto College Avenue, and follow it to the four-way stop. Turn right, and follow the road to the main parking lot. Please drive onto Circle Drive, and park in a reserved space for visitors.

Lamoni Campus Driving Map

*Mileage will vary based on route and reference point.

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Stop By and Explore

The best way to learn what Graceland is all about is to see it for yourself! Located just over an hour south of Des Moines, Iowa, our main, residential campus in Lamoni is situated on 170 acres of beautiful rolling hills just waiting to be explored.

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Discover Programs to Fuel Your Passions

With over 30 undergraduate majors and minors, at Graceland you’re sure to find an area of study you’ll not only love but that you can turn into a lifetime career.

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From the Beginning

What started in 1895 with just 18 students on the second floor of a building in downtown Lamoni, has now become a four-year accredited university, offering 35+ academic programs to over 1,400 students annually.