Students attending Freshman Orientation

Now that you're a Cardinal, you'll need to attend Orientation. That's where new freshmen and transfer students sit down with their advisors, register for classes, obtain their Ball State ID card, and meet their future classmates. We'll provide all the answers you need to confidently transition into your college experience.  

Select the term you plan to start classes below for information about your orientation.

Summer 2021 Enrollment

Orientation for Summer 2021 Enrollment

This orientation information is for confirmed students planning to start classes in Summer 2021. Confirm your decision to attend Ball State so you receive the latest updates regarding registration.

We're going virtual

Even though an on-campus orientation isn't possible at this time, our team is excited to welcome you to Ball State virtually!

Students confirmed for Summer 2021 enrollment will receive an email in April with more information on our virtual sessions, attending your academic advising appointment, and getting your official Ball State ID card.

Start Your Virtual Orientation

COVID-19 Information

In alignment with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ball State is taking additional steps to protect all current and incoming members of our campus community. 

Orientation for Fall 2021 Enrollment

This orientation information is for confirmed students planning to start classes in Fall 2021. Confirm your decision to attend Ball State so you receive the latest updates regarding registration.

We're in person!

We're excited to welcome you to campus this Summer for Orientation! At the end of April, students confirmed for Fall 2021 enrollment will receive an email invitation to register for one of our on-campus orientation sessions, ranging from June through July.

During on-campus orientation, you’ll hear from campus resources, meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, and build relationships with your fellow Cardinals.

Please note that CDC guidelines such as wearing masks, physical distancing, and sanitization will be followed in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While we recommend that you come to campus for the full orientation experience, if you can't attend or don't feel comfortable attending in-person, you may opt-out by completing the exemption form available from your Admitted Student Portal (available when Orientation registration opens in late April). You'll still need to complete our virtual orientation sessions, though.

Complete the Exemption Form Access the Virtual Orientation

COVID-19 Information

In alignment with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ball State is taking additional steps to protect all current and incoming members of our campus community. 

Have Questions?

Read our FAQ or contact our Orientation staff so we can help.