Many international students, athletes, or those far from home request Shively because it remains open during holidays and breaks when the other residence halls are closed.
Shively has nine floors for students with a variety of room types: double room, large double room, single room, four-student apartment (two double rooms), and 10-student suite (double and single rooms). Some floors are designated for students who are at least 21 years old.
Students share a main lobby and have access to a flat-screen television, pool table, and other hall activities. There is also a computer lab, laundry rooms, and study lounges.
Furniture in this hall is stackable or bunkable, so students may not use their own loft. Included in each room are beds, dressers, desks with chairs, and built-in closet space. In addition to a phone jack, one wired Ethernet outlet is available in student rooms, and wireless Internet service is available throughout the building.
Shively residents have a variety of dining choices close to them. At the ground-floor level of LaFollette Complex, where Shively is located, is the LaFollette Square dining unit. The building is also near The Atrium and Noyer Centre dining locations.
Shively was named for Levi S. Shively who was involved with Ball State during its early history. Shively was a professor of mathematics at Ball State from 1928 to 1951. He wrote An Introduction to Modern Geometry, a college textbook that was translated for use in colleges and universities in Sweden.
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