Recently renovated Ball Hall is home to 90 students and several first-year Living Learning Communities (LLC). The first-year LLCs are meeting places for students to come together and collaboratively construct new ideas, traditions, and experiences. They are designed to help students succeed through their first year at Whittier College and beyond. These communities foster social well-being, academic enrichment, and individual growth, by providing each student with a sense of belonging on campus.
The double rooms in Ball Hall are 15.6' X 15.6'. The lounge area has a piano and cable television, a kitchen and a fireplace. Recent renovations in Ball Hall include kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom improvements, furniture upgrades in all main lounges, construction of new classrooms, and installation of wireless Internet. Eco-friendly elements include water-saving toilets, low-flow shower heads, energy-saving light bulbs, and each hall has its own recycling bins.
With a mid-century design and central location, the Dr. Frank Irvin Ball Resident Hall was completed in August 1966.
Name: Colin Greenup
Major: Biology Minor: History
Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
School Activities: Nintendo Club, Anime Club, Bio Club
Hobbies: I'm a video game enthusiast
After college I want to: go to nursing school
My best Whittier College experience has been: watching a classmate walk into class half asleep with a piece of cold pizza hanging from his mouth, looking around confused about everything.
My favorite thing in the world: Sitting inside on a rainy day, laughing at people that forgot umbrellas.
A quirky fact about me: My favorite and least favorite animal is the platypus.
Name: Danielle Ruacho-Murillo
Majors: English / Spanish
Hometown: Bell Gardens, CA
School Activities: Thalian Society Member, Station Manager at KPOET Radio
Hobbies: I like to listen to music, I love to write poetry, I like to drive around Los Angeles and go to the beach!
After college I want to: I want to get a masters degree and further my education. I want to work in television and radio because I love being in a creative environment.
My best Whittier College experience has been: Pledging into my society and creating a sisterhood with my friends and having the ability to grow in that community.
My favorite thing in the world: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, red candy, pretty lights, elephants
A quirky fact about me: I pick out the red candy out of M&Ms and Skittles and I will not eat the rest.
Name: McKayla Wandell
Major: Math and Physics with an emphasis in Astronomy
Hometown: Wailuku, HI
School Activities: Physics Club, Math Club
Hobbies: Hiking, waterfall jumping, reading, getting lost in new cities.
After college I want to: become an astrophysicist, win a Nobel prize and retire to own a cosmo themed bakery.
My best Whittier College experience has been: feeling the community working in the library during finals week.
My favorite thing in the world is: screenshots of my best friends making terrible faces on Snapchat.
A quirky fact about me: I can't wear wet socks.