Maplewood Mansion Learning Lab, in partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – Muncie and the Ball Brothers Foundation, is operated and managed by Ball State University and provides convenient housing accommodations for medical students working in or near East Central Indiana.
The mansion, in the historic former home of William C. and Emma Ball, is located on the beautiful grounds of Minnetrista, close to Ball State University and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
You may live in Maplewood Mansion if you are:
The program’s coordinators will reach out and help you arrange your housing at Maplewood after you register for your clerkship. Then, you may complete the process by registering to live here using the online form below.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maplewood Manager David Martin for general questions or Mary Alice Bell, educational specialist, for questions about IU School of Medicine.
You'll have your own bedroom, which includes a queen-sized bed, dresser, TV, private bathroom, and individual thermostat. We have an accessible bedroom on the first floor.
You can prepare full meals using high-end, stainless steel appliances in our eat-in kitchen. This includes pots and pans. We also have a full dining room and breakfast nook.
Our third floor community room is a great place to relax with other residents. We have a TV area, pool table, and computers that hook up to a printer.
Enjoy a fresh breeze and sunset over the White River from our second-floor, screened-in balcony.
We have a washer and dryer on site, which you can use free of charge. (You will need to provide your own detergent.) Also, we have parking lots for residents and visitors close to the house. And all utilities are covered, including TV and wireless internet. The house has both heat and central air conditioning. Our own staff provides routine maintenance and repairs.
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Our students get to use Maplewood as a learning lab, where they gain hands-on experience managing a boutique apartment building.
Our residential property management students have created a resident handbook, developed a Facebook page as part of a marketing plan, and helped set up and maintain our operation through other projects. And the hospitality and food management program has a 50-hour pre-internship requirement where students help with day-to-day operations.
Interested in how Ball State empowers its students to assume responsibility, take risks, and work with faculty as learning partners? Then learn more about these majors and others offered through the Miller College of Business.
Our unique partnerships lead to distinctive programs and services that generate a lot of buzz in the community.
Living in Maplewood Mansion places you in the heart of the Minnetrista, a 40-acre campus of exhibits, gardens, and artwork that celebrate the history and culture of Muncie and the Ball family. You will also live right by the Cardinal Greenways' network of trails. And you’ll be just a short walk from Ball State’s vibrant campus.
Our Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce both offer plenty of information on attractions and resources around our community.
500 W. Minnetrista Blvd.Muncie, IN 47303
8 a.m.-5 p.m.Monday-Friday