Aug. 24 - Classes Start
Nov. 25-26 - Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 15 - Final Exams Begin
Dec. 18 - Semester Ends
For freshmen and transfer students alike, the first year at Ball State is a time of transition. You're not only adapting to a new school, but also a new community, new friends, and new expectations. You will make decisions about your education and your future.
New freshmen face the added challenges of greater independence and responsibility away from home and high school.
Through a multifaceted first-year experience, our faculty and staff will help you make these adjustments so you can succeed both academically and personally.
Bookmark this site for important resources and information throughout your first year.
Welcome to Campus!
Become a Cardinal
If you're going to be an undergraduate student, you have a few things to do before you start your classes: confirm your enrollment, sign up for housing, and more. Follow our guide through this transition. We'll provide the resources and support you need to succeed from day one.
Find more information for admitted students. If you are a transfer student, visit the Transfer Center.