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Student Life

Welcome to Graceland.

The Power of Community

Welcome to a place where everyone is just that — welcome. Here, we know that college is not just about studying, and the experiences you have outside the classroom are just as important.

That’s why we’re all about creating an inclusive environment and community for anyone who wants to be a Gracelander. No matter what. In fact, our house system is based on one simple, unwavering principle:

“Everyone who is here belongs here just because they are here, and for no other reason.”

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Your House Rules

At Graceland, you aren’t just placed in a random dorm but become part of a “house.” Each floor of our residence halls has its own house name, symbol, colors and student-elected council, all based around the principles of inclusion, individuality and community.

In Their Own Words
At Graceland, there is a place for everybody. The built-in house system allows students to have a community the moment they step on campus. Between intramural sports, social activities, ENACTUS (the entrepreneurial leadership program), house activities, the numerous clubs on campus, and the plethora of student leadership opportunities, students will always have the option to be involved and stay busy.
Natalie Landers-Sherer '16 Season Ticket Services Manager, Portland Trail Blazers Communication
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In Their Own Words
The best part about Graceland is, hands down, my peers and faculty … the amazing courses I get to take, the projects I get to work on, and the community I live in all revolve around the people who make Graceland home for me.
Casey Main '22 Graceland Student Government President, 2021-22 Communication
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In Their Own Words
Attending Graceland University was one of the best decisions of my life. Something that attracted me about Graceland University was the cultural diversity. I never felt alone because I was always surrounded by amazing individuals from all over the world. I was able to get my education and learn from other cultures. Graceland tailored me to the man that I am today. Because of my experience at Graceland, I was able to find a career doing what I love. I was also able to make friends who turned into family.
Christopher M. Gbelay '15 MHSS Employment Specialist, Chesterfield County Psychology
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In Their Own Words
My circle of close friends from Graceland grew quicker and has lasted longer than I could have imagined. I never considered myself very outgoing, but everything about Graceland invites you to grow as a human being.
Clay Hines '09 Biology and Chemistry
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In Their Own Words
Graceland is a family in itself. There are so many people in the Graceland community that want you to succeed and will do anything they can to help you accomplish your goals. You are never alone in the Graceland community and to me, that is pretty special.
Sierra Marshall '21 Sales Representative, Mack Inspired Communication, Social Media Marketing
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Upcoming Events at Graceland

There’s always something to do on the Graceland campus. Check our student events calendar often to stay in the know.

Graceland at a Glance

Athletics

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Varsity teams

Fall 2022

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Get Your Game Face On

In Yellowjacket territory, there are tons of varsity and intramural sports for you to get in the game or cheer on from the stands. We’ve got all the classics, like football, basketball, volleyball and softball, but we also throw a few recreational activities into the mix, like Jack and Jill soccer and tape ball.

Student Life News

Press Release, Students

Sophomore Cydney Stables Returns to FFA Nationals

September 14, 2022

Cydney Stables, a sophomore at Graceland University, is competing in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) national competition for the Agricultural Proficiency Award in Agricultural Sales – Entrepreneurship and is one of four people in the nation to be nominated for this honor.

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Students

Graceland Students Present at Midwest Honors Conference

April 25, 2022

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Faculty, Students

Molly Sharp and Dr. Roger Powell Present at Writing Center Conference

April 6, 2022

Roger Powell, PhD ‘12, director of writing center and institutional tutoring at Graceland University along with four student writing center tutors –Adelia Bristot Goes ’23, Maniya Watkins ’23, Daryn Nowlin ’22  (professional writing tutor/success coach), Hiraeth ’22– are attending the Iowa Writing Consortium Conference at the University of Iowa this weekend.

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Students

Connor Holben ’23 Named to The NextGen National Competition Semi Finals

January 19, 2022

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Students

Esports Competes in Maryville Tournament

November 22, 2021

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Freshman Cydney Stables to Compete at FFA Nationals

October 12, 2021

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