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 neighborhood, 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 CCIM and Emerging Media Living-Learning Communities.


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

See all of our rates and plans.

Botsford/Swinford and Schmidt/Wilson Rooms and Rates - 2021-22

Room Type

21 Meal Plan

18 Meal Plan

14 Meal Plan

10 Meal Plan

Double Room





Single use of a Double Room*





Single Room





Triple Room $11,544 $11,456 $11,076 $10,158




  • 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.

CCIM 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.

Makerspace and Resources

  • Camera Kits
  • Lighting and Sounds Kits
  • Green Screen Room
  • Photo and Video Editing Software


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

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Journalism Teaching
  • Public Relations
  • Telecommunications (Pre-TCOM)


  • “Dogs and Donuts” Hosted in Collaboration with the Emerging Media LLC and the Department of Communications and Information Media.
  • Trainings on Using equipment relevant to the field
  • Networking Opportunities with Campus partners and professionals in the field.


  • 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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Do you know where you want to live next year? Then it’s time to sign up! Or maybe you’re considering attending Ball State and would like to see this place for yourself. You can schedule a campus tour through our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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