This Fall, we’re continuing our efforts to advance the health and safety of all Ball State students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Stay informed with the plans, resources, and updates regarding COVID-19 policies, testing, and vaccinations below. You can also take the Cardinals Care Pledge to help us maintain a safe and compassionate campus culture.

Key Things to Know


I'm fully vaccinated. What's next for me?

Once students and employees confirm their fully vaccinated status, they become eligible for our incentive program. Learn more.

Face Mask

Are masks required on campus?

Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, in keeping with updated guidance from the CDC, all employees, students, and campus visitors must wear a mask while inside any University building. Learn more.


Who is subject to surveillance testing?

Mandatory surveillance testing is a proactive mitigation strategy. The University will administer rapid antigen tests to randomly selected samples of unvaccinated students and employees on a weekly basis. Learn more.


The vaccination clinic at Ball State’s Interprofessional Community Clinic is supported through the generosity of a grant from the Ball Brothers Foundation. It is being held in collaboration with the Delaware County Health Department and is available to the general public.

Get Tested

Through a partnership with IU Health, COVID-19 testing appointments are available 7 days a week for Ball State students or employees. Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who has come in direct contact with someone who has tested positive should be tested.

Plans and Resources

This Fall, we’re returning to a traditional, in-person class setting for our students and faculty. Read the full Fall 2021 response plans for students and employees or see a full listing of COVID-19 plans and resources for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.