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 Business and Education Living-Learning Communities.


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

Due to COVID-19, Spring 2021 rates have been adjusted to match the academic calendar. The updated Spring 2021 rates can be found here. 

SPRING 2021 COVID-19 Rates

See all of our rates and plans.

Studebaker West Rooms and Rates 2020-21

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

Ball State student with elementary student

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.

Business Living-Learning Community

Student and instructor in entrepreneurship centerThe Business Living-Learning Community is for students pursuing majors in the Miller College of Business. Students living in this community can expect an environment that focuses on exploring the different majors and careers associated with the business world.


  • Participate in community events, like meeting with small business owners, and find out what it's like to work your way up the corporate ladder, while living among other dedicated students with similar academic interests and ambitions.
  • Explore skills and abilities in regards to selecting a major or career within the Miller College of Business.
  • Continue traditions of the Business Living-Learning Community trips to meet alumni in the field.
  • Develop leadership and interpersonal skills through involvement in student organizations and activities.
  • Develop social networks with faculty, upper-level students, academic coordinators, advisors, staff, and alumni in the business world.

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.

Live at Ball State

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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