Mandatory Attendance

Orientation is a required program for all new students. To register for classes, you must attend the entire program. Please make arrangements to be on campus for the duration of the event.

After you confirm your enrollment at Ball State, you’ll be able to register for our one-day Orientation program at the appropriate time. We will send you an invitation via your Ball State email account instructing you to complete the registration form on your Cardinal Landing Portal. Family members are encouraged to attend Orientation with you at no additional cost.

Once you’ve finished this, be sure to check your Ball State email for your registration confirmation with your Orientation date and time. A nonrefundable Orientation fee will be applied to your first eBill from Ball State.

Find out the Orientation dates and fees for your starting term below.

  • Program Date: May 5, 2023
  • Student Fee: $50*

* Nonrefundable fee will be added to your first-semester eBill. It is not due at registration or Orientation.

  • Available Dates:
    • May 17–19, 2023
  • Student Fee: $50*

* Nonrefundable fee will be added to your first-semester eBill. It is not due at registration or Orientation.

  • Available Dates: June 5—July 14, 2023
  • Student Fee: $150*
  • Overnight Housing: After registering for your Orientation program, you’ll be able to reserve optional on-campus housing for your visit.

* Nonrefundable fee will be added to your first-semester eBill. It is not due at registration or Orientation.

  • Available Dates:
    • December 14–16, 2022
    • January 6, 2023
  • Student Fee: $50*

* Nonrefundable fee will be added to your first-semester eBill. It is not due at registration or Orientation.

Register for Orientation

To register for an Orientation program, follow the instructions emailed to you by the Office of Orientation. Your invitation will be sent to your Ball State email account. If you need assistance accessing your Ball State email, contact the Technology HelpDesk.