When Do You Start?

Tell us your enrollment term and we’ll walk you through how to prepare for Orientation.

Fall Enrollment

In alignment with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ball State is monitoring the outbreak caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Effective Monday, March 16, Ball State began taking additional steps to protect all current and incoming members of our campus community including the cancellation of several on-campus events. For more information about Ball State’s continued response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 website.

While this does mean that your on-campus orientation must be cancelled, our team is excited to welcome you to Ball State University virtually. After confirming your enrollment, check your email for more information about completing your online orientation (available Monday, June 1st), opportunities to attend virtual sessions, and to register for your academic advising appointment.

Download the ZeeMee app to your smartphone. This student-only app will allow you to create your admitted student profile, engage with other students that will be attending Ball State this fall, and meet your orientation leader.

Starting this spring? You'll attend Orientation this winter. Programs vary depending on your student type.

One-Day Session

December 12, 13, or January 3

If you’ve confirmed your enrollment, we’ll send your Orientation invitation in early November with instructions to register online for your desired date. 

Please note that a $50 student matriculation fee will be added to your first-semester bursar statement for Orientation.

Registration Tips

  • Register soon after your invitation arrives. Sessions fill up quickly.
  • You’ll need your Ball State username and password to register.
  • Each registered student receives a $5 meal card to use at our dining facilities during Orientation.
  • Register your family members, too. Don’t forget to reserve local lodging if you’re staying overnight.
  • Take placement exams before you attend to earn early college credit.

Need to change your date? Call us at 765-285-8290. 

Local Lodging

Schedule

A complete schedule will be provided to you upon check-in.

Schedule

8:30–9 a.m.: Registration

9–10 a.m.: Welcome/Campus Information

10–11 a.m.: Campus Community Break Out Sessions

11–11:45 a.m.: Lunch

Noon–3 p.m.: “Making It Official”  (Academic Advising, course registration, Ball State ID, tour)

One-Day Session (for all Transfer Students)

December 12, 13, or January 3

If you’ve confirmed your enrollment, we’ll send your Orientation invitation in November with instructions to register online for your desired date.

Please note that a $50 student matriculation fee will be added to your first-semester bursar statement for Orientation.

Registration Tips

  • Register soon after your invitation arrives. Sessions fill up quickly.
  • You’ll need your Ball State username and password to register.
  • Each registered student receives a $5 meal card to use at our dining facilities during Orientation.
  • Register family members, too. Don’t forget to reserve local lodging if you’re staying overnight.

A complete schedule will be provided to you upon check-in.

Schedule

8:30–9 a.m.: Registration

9–10 a.m.: Welcome/Campus Information

10–11 a.m.: Campus Community Break Out Sessions

11–11:45 a.m.: Lunch

Noon–3 p.m.: “Making It Official”  (Academic Advising, course registration, Ball State ID, tour) 

LOCAL LODGING

 

Need to change your date? Call us at 765-285-8290.

Non-U.S. residents who are enrolling at Ball State for the first time will participate in orientation through the Rinker Center for International Programs.

International Student Orientation

Ball State will no longer offer an in-person campus orientation for admitted students beginning Summer 2020 due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). An alternative online orientation will be available to all students who have confirmed their enrollment beginning April 27th, 2020.  Learn more about Ball State’s continued response to COVID-19.