Located on the East side of campus, Studebaker West Complex is one of the largest residence halls on Ball State's campus and is comprised of two halls, Painter/Whitcraft and Palmer/Davidson. Studebaker West Complex is also home to the Social Sciences Living-Learning Community and as of the 24-25 Academic Year, the Humanities Living-Learning Community as well.

Studebaker West has a spacious recreation area in the basement, multiple lounges on each floor, and a large multi-purpose room to host events and meetings. The Micro Café, located on the first floor, is a nice spot to grab a quick snack or coffee before class.

The residence hall is coed and has community-style bathrooms and central air conditioning. Furniture within the hall is stackable, allowing students to truly tailor their living space. A large amount of green space directly behind the building is a peaceful spot for hammocking and outdoor activities.

Studebaker West Complex, also known as Stu West, is a lively and tight-knit community where it is not uncommon for residents to find friends throughout the many floors of the building. Over time, residents adopted the Stallion as its official hall mascot.

Quick Facts

  • Coed
  • Stackable furniture
  • Air-conditioned
  • Community-style bathrooms

Studebaker West Complex Desk Phone Number





  • Game room
  • Music room
  • Fitness room
  • Lounges

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  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Trash can         
  • Wireless Internet

Humanities and Social Sciences 
Living-Learning Community

The Humanities Living-Learning Community provide first-year students an opportunity to examine their areas of interest through field trips, workshops, and discussions while taking classes with other students who are considering the same areas as a profession. 

The Social Sciences Living-Learning Community is dedicated to students interested in learning about the different careers associated with the fields of criminal justice and criminology, psychology, political science, sociology, and social work.


Rooms and Rates

Ball State utilizes a tiered structure for room and board rates, and these vary by residence hall and room type.  See all of our rates and plans.

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