Quick Facts

  • coed
  • loftable furniture
  • air conditioned
  • semi-private bathrooms

Walk-Through Video

For a detailed walk-through of Botsford/Swinford Hall, watch this video.

Located in the new north residential neighbor, Botsford/Swinford provides students with easy access to academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Facility. Renovated in 2015, Botsford/Swinford is the home of the Communications and Emerging Media Living-Learning Community.


Rates for each hall vary depending on the type of meal plan you select and the room type selected.

Rates for Residence Hall 1 and 2 will be posted as soon as they are approved by the Ball State Board of Trustees.

See all of our rates and plans.

Botsford/Swinford Rooms and Rates - 2019-20

Room Type

21 Meal Plan

18 Meal Plan

14 Meal Plan

10 Meal Plan

Double Room





Single use of a Double Room*





Single Room








  • game room
  • music room
  • computer lab
  • fitness room
  • lounges
  • test kitchen
  • media labs
  • equipment room
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  • desk
  • chair
  • bed
  • closet
  • dresser
  • trash can
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  • wireless Internet
  • wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • printer (in Computer Lab)
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This residence hall does not feature an eat-in food service, but the following Dining facilities are nearby.

More Services and Accommodations

On top of the many amenities we provide, we strive to serve all students, including students who are transgender, those with disabilities, and students of any age. Learn more.

Communications and Emerging Media Community

The College of Communication, Information, and Media Living-Learning Community is for students pursuing majors in the College of Communication, Information, and Media. Students living in this community can expect an environment that focuses on exploring the different majors and careers associated with communication, information, and media.


  • Participate in community events to learn about the different majors associated with the College of Communication, Information, and Media, as well as student leadership opportunities
  • Become involved in radio, television, and print media contests
  • Relationships with faculty, upper-level students (including the academic peer mentor), advisors, alumni, and professionals in the communications world


Majors housed within the Communications LLC include (but are not limited to):

  • advertising
  • journalism
  • telecommunications (Pre-TCOM)
  • public relations
  • film directors producers
  • photojournalism


  • meet-and-greet events with campus-wide speakers program
  • production of a live cooking show in the test kitchen
  • 48 hour Film Festival


  • College of Communication, Information, and Media
  • Career Center
  • Academic Advising
  • Digital Corps

Learn More about Our Living Learning Communities

Our Living-Learning Communities are part of a university-wide set of programs that provide a supportive environment for freshmen, which has been recognized by “U.S. News & World Report” since 2004. Learn more.

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