Plans and Guidelines

Return to Campus Plan for Students

Updated November 16, 2020

The Return to Campus Plan for Students details academics in classrooms and online, dining options, health considerations, housing and residence life, recreation, safety policies, and student activities. Learn more.

Quarantine and Isolation FAQs

Quarantine and isolation on or off Ball State's campus requires strict adherence to guidelines established by the University and the CDC. Find answers to frequently asked questions about the quarantine and isolation process for students. Learn more.

Self-Report Positive Results

Students and employees who received positive test results from any provider other than the University's Student Health Center or IU Health must self-report that they have tested positive through the Ball State COVID-19 self-reporting form. (Those who are tested at the Student Health Center do not need to complete this form.) Complete the form.

Testing and Contact Tracing FAQs

Ball State University has developed procedures in accordance with the CDC and Indiana State Department Of Health guidelines for testing, as well as procedures for the isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing of individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Learn more.

Virtual COVID-19 Screenings

Through our partnership with IU Health, Ball State University is providing free virtual COVID-19 screenings to our faculty, staff, and students. Learn more.

International Student Arrival Plan

Because of the risks international travel poses during this pandemic, Ball State has developed the International Student Arrival Plan specifically for all students (new and continuing) coming to campus from an international location. Learn more.

COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Contact Tracing Protocols

Returning to campus activities requires the implementation of various procedures to create a safe place to work and learn. Learn more.

David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) Re-opening Guidelines

The David Owsley Museum of Art Re-opening Guidelines provide general safety recommendations for visitors. Learn more.

L.A. Pittenger Student Center Plan

The L. A. Pittenger Student Center plan provides details on services currently available for faculty, staff, students and the community. Learn more.

Student Life Plan

The Student Life Plan details the measures Ball State has taken to continue student co-curricular experiences this Fall, including fraternity and sorority life, student organizations, and student engagement activities. Learn more.

Recreation Services Plan

The Recreation Services Plan includes details on disinfecting high-use equipment and areas, spacing out equipment, and class size limits while continuing to offer exercise, play sports, and fun. Learn more.

Dining Services Plan

The Dining Services Reopening Plan Framework details the measures Ball State has taken to welcome students, employees, and the community back to dining halls this Fall. This includes creating safe spaces for in-person dining and extending food service hours to reduce the number of patrons at one time. Learn more.

University Libraries Plan

The University Libraries COVID-19 Operations Plan details the measures Ball State has taken to welcome students, employees, and community members back to our libraries this Fall. This includes physical distancing measures and promotion of curbside and remote services. Learn more.

Housing Plan

The Housing Plan details the measures Ball State has taken to welcome our students to residence halls for Fall 2020. This includes increased flexibility in our living options and steps to accommodate any student that test positive for COVID-19. Learn more.

Additional Resources

Dining Services Hours for 2020–21 Winter Break

From November 25, 2020 through January 9, 2021, Dining Services will operate on modified hours for students who remain on campus. See Dining Services' hours.

Recreation Services Hours for 2020–21 Winter Break

From November 25, 2020 through January 9, 2021, Recreation Services will operate on modified hours for students who remain on campus. See Recreation Services' hours.

Face Mask Information and Toolkit

Ball State is encouraging socially responsible behavior on campus and in the community, which includes requirements for face masks. Learn more.

Tuition and Fees FAQs for Fall 2020

Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding Ball State tuition and fees for Fall 2020. Learn more.

Testing Sites

Testing is available on-campus at the Student Health Center.

Alternatively, the Indiana Department of Health provides a map of testing sites around the state. In Muncie, there is an ISDH/Optum Test Site at 401 N Country Club Road. View the map.

CDC Guidelines (PDF)

The CDC released updated information regarding the spread of COVID-19 on June 16, 2020. Read the guidelines (PDF).

CARES Act Emergency Funding

Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for emergency financial assistance if they verify they incurred additional “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus." Learn more.

Housing Contract Policy Changes

Housing and Residence Life is adjusting the contract cancelation deadline and the Premium Plan cancelation penalty for the 2020–21 academic year. Learn more.

Resources for Successful Remote Learning

Find remote learning tips from students and experts, and virtually access the campus academic resources you need to be successful. Remember, you're not alone. Read more.

IT Resources for Remote Learning

Information Technology provides resources for students looking for information about how to continue learning at home. Learn more.

Disability Services FAQ (PDF)

Find information about Disability Services response to COVID-19. Read FAQs (PDF).

FAQs

Read answers to frequently asked questions students have about Ball State's response to COVID-19. Read more.