Quick Facts

  • coed
  • stackable furniture
  • air conditioned
  • community-style bathrooms

Walk-Through Video

For a detailed walk-through of Painter/Whitcraft Hall, watch this video.

Painter/Whitcraft is located within the nine-story Studebaker West complex. This residence hall, which houses 450 students, offers several amenities including a fitness center, a large computer lab/technology center, advanced laundry facilities that use card readers and Wash Alert, and air conditioning throughout the building. 


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.

Painter/Whitcraft Rooms and Rates

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





* Single use of a double room or suite or apartment is available only when space permits.




  • game room
  • music room
  • computer lab
  • fitness room
  • lounges
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  • desk
  • chair
  • bed
  • wardrobe
  • 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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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.

Student speaking with childSocial Sciences Living-Learning Community


  • Engage in activities that promote academic achievement like tutoring and study nights
  • Participate in community events to learn about the different careers associated with the fields of criminal justice and criminology, psychology, political science, sociology, and social work
  • Interact with faculty outside the classroom through field trips, panels, and demonstrations
  • Develop leadership and interpersonal skills through involvement in student organizations and activities (both within and outside of the living-learning community)
  • Network with faculty, upper-level students, advisors, alumni, and professionals in the criminal justice world


  • Anthropology
  • Criminal justice and criminology
  • Legal studies
  • Political science
  • Prelaw
  • Psychology
  • Social studies teaching
  • Sociology
  • Women's and gender studies


Events that students might participate in include visits to counseling offices, meetings with social work professionals, K-9 handler demonstrations, and speakers from the court, probation, and law enforcement areas, and community visits to juvenile detention centers, police departments, or the county morgue.


To accomplish these goals, the Social Sciences Living-Learning Community works very closely with the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Department of Psychology and Department of Sociology. In addition, the community partners with other campus departments like the Career Center and Academic Advising.

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