The Humanities Living-Learning Community gives students an opportunity to examine humanities topics through trips, workshops, and discussions while living and taking classes with other students considering humanities as a profession.

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Residence Hall

Studebaker West Residence Hall

As of the 24-25 Academic year, the nine-story building of Studebaker West is home to the Humanities and Social Sciences LLC and includes two halls, Painter/Whitcraft and Palmer/Davidson.

Studebaker West, also known as Stu West, is near Kinghorn Residence Hall, Studebaker East Residence Hall, and Noyer Residence Hall. The building is also located near the Jo Ann Gora Student, the university health center, and several academic buildings.

Studebaker West is one of the larger residence halls on Ball State's campus. It has free WIFI, a fitness room, spacious lounges and study spaces, a game room, a music room, and a Micro Café on the first floor of the building. The hall itself is coed, has centralized air conditioning, includes community-style bathrooms, and has stackable furniture. 

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Each Living-Learning Community has notable experiences for students. For the Humanities LLC this includes:

  • Star Party: In collaboration with the Department of Science and Humanities, Star Party is the primary event planned annually for the LLC. It is, in essence, a resource and engagement fair that pulls together dozens of academic student organizations in hopes to connect students with their respective departments.
  • Take a Book, Leave a Book: This passive programming opportunity allows students to share resources with others living in the LLC.

Resource Room

Students living in this community can expect an environment that provides several great spaces to engage within the community throughout the academic year.

Academic partners:


  • Anthropology
  • Classical Culture
  • English
  • English Language, Arts Teaching
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • German, Teaching
  • French, Teaching
  • Spanish, Teaching
  • Japanese, Teaching
  • Women and Gender Studies

Learn About All of Our Living-Learning Communities

Our Living-Learning Communities are part of a university-wide set of programs that provide a supportive environment for students living on campus.

Living-Learning Communities