Quick Facts

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

Walk-Through Video

For a detailed walk-through of Palmer/Davidson Hall, watch this video.

Palmer/Davidson 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.

Palmer/Davidson also is home to the Education Living-Learning Community.


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.

Palmer/Davidson 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





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.

Education Living-Learning Community

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The Education Living-Learning Community gives first-year students an opportunity to examine educational topics related to early childhood and elementary education through field trips, workshops, and discussions while taking classes with other students who are considering the teaching profession in Early and Elementary Education teaching and Family and Child Studies.


  • Build a support network and make lasting friendships with your peers in both the classroom and the community.
  • Engage in activities that promote academic achievement like discussions with faculty who will offer extra support and guidance or find a study partner within the community.
  • Use a makerspace, including new classroom technology including crafting supplies, SMARTboard, 3D printer, robots, and coding.
  • Participate in creating new traditions for the Living Learning Community, including community service projects, field trips, and 32 clubs and student organizations for Education and Child Development majors.
  • Access to APM to help guide students to needed academic resources.


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

  • dual early childhood/early childhood special education
  • dual elementary/special education
  • early childhood education
  • elementary education
  • family and child
  • special education


  • trips to non-traditional charter schools
  • projects using MarkerSpace Resources
  • semester kickoff to meet faculty, clubs, and peers
  • panel of faculty and staff in the Education Department


  • Department of Early, Childhood, Youth and Family Studies
  • Department of Elementary Education
  • Student Voluntary Services
  • Career Center
  • Academic Advising
  • Education Clubs/Organizations
  • Learning Center

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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