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 Early and Elementary Education Living-Learning Community.

Rooms

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

Room Type

21 Meal Plan

18 Meal Plan

14 Meal Plan

10 Meal Plan

Double Room

$10,932

$10,848

$10,490

$9,620

Single use of a Double Room*

$12,716

$12,632

$12,274

$11,404

Single Room

$12,234

$12,150

$11,792

$10,922

Triple Room

$10,932

$10,848

$10,490

$9,620

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

Amenities

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Facilities

  • game room
  • music room
  • computer lab
  • fitness room
  • lounges
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Furniture

  • desk
  • chair
  • bed
  • wardrobe
  • dresser
  • trash can
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Technology

  • wireless Internet
  • wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • printer (in Computer Lab)
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Dining

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.

Early and Elementary Education Living-Learning Community

Ball State student with elementary student

The Early and Elementary Education Living-Learning Community gives freshmen 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 as a career.

Opportunities

  • 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 dry erase boards, practice classroom with crafting supplies.
  • Have access to new classroom technology (like a SMARTboard) to practice your skills and complete course projects.
  • 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.

Majors

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

  • dual early childhood/early childhood special education
  • dual elementary/special education
  • early childhood education
  • elementary education
  • special education

Programming

  • visits to charter schools
  • community service days
  • a behind the scenes tour at the Indianapolis Children's Museum
  • in-hall advising nights
  • visits to the state capitol for Teacher Advocacy Day and more.

Partners

  • Department of Elementary Education
  • Student Voluntary Services
  • College Mentors for Kids
  • Career Center
  • Academic Advising

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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