Plans and Guidelines

L.A. Pittenger Student Center Plan

The L. A. Pittenger Student Center plan provide 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.

Return to Campus Plan for Students

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.

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 in August 2020. This includes increased flexibility in our living options and steps to accommodate any student that does test positive for COVID-19. Learn more.


In light of our schedule, we have already informed our incoming freshmen that our Summer Orientation will be conducted “virtually” this year. Using a new social media product, our prospective students will be able to: meet their future classmates by creating personal profiles and then connecting with other new students who have similar interests, attend “virtual” course registration appointments with our advisors, and more. Learn more.

Additional Resources

Testing Sites

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, Muncie. View the map.

CDC Guidelines

The CDC released updated information regarding the spread of COVID-19 on May 21, 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 upcoming 2020–21 academic year. Learn more.

Supporting Your Basic Needs

We provide several resources for students facing insecurity of basic needs. Find resources.

Tips for Anxiety about COVID-19

The American Psychological Association provides tips to help manage anxiety, put news reports into perspective, and maintain a positive outlook during COVID-19. 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).


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