Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 10 p.m., our residence halls are closed. Very limited exceptions may be considered for students with exceptional circumstances. Permission can be received by filling out the Petition To Stay form.
Students will receive a credit to their Bursar accounts in the appropriate pro-rata amount, subject to applicable federal financial aid regulations, to be applied to future expenses. In exceptional circumstances, a pro-rata refund to a student—instead of a credit—may be considered.
The updated policies do not impact our University Apartments. All University Apartments residents will follow the terms laid out in their lease agreement.
Read our full housing guidelines and policies.
Our dining halls and other food services will remain open, but with “take out” options only.
Over the next two weeks, as the number of students and employees on campus declines to a much smaller number, we will likely close several dining halls.
For daily updates, check the Dining Services website.
Library, Testing Labs, and Technology Support Services
Effective Saturday, March 21, our library, testing labs, and technology support services are closed to patrons and users.
Internal operations will continue, so that our staff can provide support either online or by telephone.
If you have an urgent and compelling need for physical access or in-person services, you must make an appointment.
For more information about adjusted hours and how to seek assistance, visit Unified Technology Support’s web page.
Recreational and Sports Facilities
All Ball State University recreational and sports facilities are closed until further notice.
This includes the closing of:
- Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center
- Ball Gymnasium
- Lewellen Pool
- Worthen Arena Concourse and all athletic facilities
Anyone who needs to retrieve belongings from lockers in these facilities may do so by contacting Ben Peak, director of recreation services.
The David Owsley Museum of Art is closed to the public until further notice.
For updates and to continue exploring the museum’s collections, visit DOMA’s website.
The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is closed until further notice.
The University will secure most buildings throughout campus, with the exception of dining facilities still in operation.
Employees may access the buildings, if their assigned responsibilities require them to do so.
Questions regarding access should be directed to immediate supervisors.
Only our demand-response bus service is operational at this time for those needing mobility assistance on campus.
This service operates on the following schedule:
- Monday–Thursday, 7:15 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Friday, 7:15 a.m.-8 p.m.
To use this service, please call 765-285-9045 at least 30 minutes in advance to schedule a ride.