The Humanities Living-Learning Community gives students an opportunity to examine humanities topics through trips, workshops, and discussions while living and taking classes with other students considering humanities as a profession.

Academic Peer Mentor:

Rose Richert

Residence Hall

North West Residence Hall

North West Hall is the newest residence hall at Ball State University and opened at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year. North West houses around 500 residents and is home to the Design, Humanities, and Education Living-Learning Communities.

North West provides students with close access to North Dining Hall, the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center, three close-by residence halls, and several academic buildings.

This state-of-the-art residence hall has centralized air conditioning, free WIFI, a large fitness room, spacious lounges and study spaces, a game room, a music room, and a resource room featuring a variety of equipment and technology for use. The hall is coed and has semi-private bathrooms (a bathroom shared by a small number of students). Furniture within the hall is loftable, allowing students to truly tailor their living space.

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Each Living-Learning Community has notable experiences for students. For the Humanities LLC this includes:

  • Star Party: In collaboration with the Department of Science and Humanities, Star Party is the primary event planned annually for the LLC. It is, in essence, a resource and engagement fair that pulls together dozens of academic student organizations in hopes to connect students with their respective departments.
  • Take a Book, Leave a Book: This passive programming opportunity allows students to share resources with others living in the LLC.

Resource Room

Located on the second floor of North West Residence Hall, the resource room was specifically designed for students majoring in education and humanities fields of study. The space features a variety of equipment and technology for students to use.

A few of the resources available include MakerBot 3D printers, a Glowforge, Promethean boards, sewing machines, large hard surface craft tables, a computer lab, and more.

A variety of resources are also available for checkout and allow students to explore topics of interest. The resource room is available to engage in co-curricular learning interests, pursue passions, and complete projects.

Academic partners:


  • Anthropology
  • Classical Culture
  • English
  • English Language, Arts Teaching
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • German, Teaching
  • French, Teaching
  • Spanish, Teaching
  • Japanese, Teaching
  • Women and Gender Studies

Learn About All of Our Living-Learning Communities

Our Living-Learning Communities are part of a university-wide set of programs that provide a supportive environment for students living on campus.

Living-Learning Communities