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Grasselli Hall

Student Residence Policy

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All Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors Live on Campus Unless They Qualify for Commuter Status

Living on campus provides students with unmatched access to resources and activities leading to better grades, higher graduation rates, and more time with friends! See the FAQs page for more information about the housing policy.

Grasselli Hall is part of the first-year quad area. It opened in 1964 and is located at the corner of 14th Street and Melrose Avenue.

Approximately 100 students live in the co-ed building, which features double rooms, community bathrooms, and laundry facilities.

The air-conditioned building also features a main lounge with a vending area on the main floor.

Room Details

  • Approximate room dimensions are 11'10" x 12'3"
  • Window dimensions are 4'4" x 3'1"
  • Carpeted floors with overhead lighting
  • Air-conditioned building
  • Furniture: two XL beds, two desks, two chairs, one dresser, and two armoires
  • Connectivity: Campus-wide WiFi, two Ethernet ports, and one cable television output
  • Furniture and room layout may vary

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About Caesar Grasselli


Caesar Augustin Grasselli II was born on February 17, 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio. His great- grandfather founded Grasselli Chemical Company of Ohio, which became a duPont subsidiary in 1928, and his father was vice president of E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company. Grasselli graduated from Cornell University in 1924 with degrees in chemistry and economics.

Grasselli was called to active duty in May 1942 and after 43 months of service he was discharged with the rank of Colonel. Grasselli has the distinction of having served under British command longer than any other American military officer.

On February 23, 1967, the Alumni Association presented Grasselli with the R. Kelso Carter Award, its highest honor for a non-graduate. He received an honorary doctor of humane letters from PMC Colleges on June 10, 1969.