As the smallest residence hall on campus, Elliott Hall's residents are a tight-knit community of students who make everyone feel involved and welcomed.
Elliott has three floors for residents: the first floor is designated for students who are at least 21 years old, while the second and third floors are for any students. Residents share a spacious main lobby with two large fireplaces, hardwood floors, and original plasterwork. There is also a computer lab, laundry room, fitness room, and on the fourth floor, an oak paneled library and study lounge. Elliott Hall is home to the Transfer Living-Learning Community.
All student rooms in Elliott are traditional rectangular double rooms with small sinks. Furniture in Elliott is not stackable or bunkable, so students may bring or rent lofts. Included in each room are beds, dressers, desks with chairs, and built-in closet space. One wired Ethernet outlet is available in student rooms and wireless Internet service will also be available throughout the building. A phone jack also is in each room.
The hall is close to Elliott Dining and Terrace Café dining locations, the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, and the academic buildings surrounding the original quad.
Elliott Hall was named for Frank Elliott Ball, the son a Frank C. Ball, who was one of the five founders of the Ball Corporation and played a significant role in the creation of Ball State. Frank Elliott Ball died tragically at age 33 when the plane he was piloting plummeted into a clover field near Findlay, Ohio, in 1936.
He is remembered for his interest in young people. His family donated the funds to build Elliott Hall, and the building was originally opened as a men’s hall in 1938. Elliott Hall is an exact replica of the residence hall Frank lived at while a student at Princeton University.
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