Western Student Center: 39°84° West

enlarged photo of faculty and studentsThe Western Student Center, also known as 39°84° West, is located in Room 22 of the ground floor of Peabody Hall. As a feature of the Western Program (Individualized Studies major) at Miami, the center is a space for intellectual inquiry, sharing ideas, and free-spirited discussion.

Mirroring the mission of the Western Program, the center focuses on academic and personal success as well as fostering an inclusive, close-knit community. Operated by student employees familiar with the Western Program and Individualized Studies major, 39°84° West strives to create a social and productive space for students to relax, study, and make friends. 39°84° West provides a variety of resources to students that include:

  • comfortable, communal lounge area
  • study tables
  • refreshments – coffee, popcorn, tea
  • free printing for majors and minors
  • computer workstations
  • quiet study room
  • art and craft supplies for creative projects
  • small library for academic and recreational reading

The staff of 39°84° West take pride in fostering the development of this important community space. The Western Program (Individualized Studies major) is committed to co-curricular and informal inquiry events. Students are encouraged to develop events of all kinds through the Center. Examples of regular events include:

  • Astronomy Night
  • Community Dinners
  • Documentary Movie Night
  • Book Club

Student Opportunities

Student Employee – This position allows students in the Individualized Studies major or minor to take a leadership role in the Western Program. The position is ideal for students interested in event planning, fostering a vibrant community, and providing assistance to fellow students.

Access to event funding – Students can work with the Western Center Student Coordinator to explore creative approaches to engage fellow students.


(TBD on semesterly basis – hours as of Fall 2016)

Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 2 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

For additional information, contact the Western Center Student Coordinator:

(513) 529-1881
022 Peabody Hall