The Office of Housing and Residence Life is piloting a Signature Experience with the Honors College and the College of Communication Information and Media Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) beginning the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

The Signature Experience opportunity is for incoming first-year students who are excited for and highly invested in their major, are seeking to surround themselves with peers and support systems within their area of study, and are looking to develop connections with faculty members.

Signature Experience students will:

  • Have a guaranteed bed space in the residence hall with the Living-Learning Community that correlates with the major they've declared through the University
  • Priority to LLC resources and opportunities
  • Special access to major courses in their first year at Ball State University
  • Room with another Signature Experience student

Students who are interested in participating in this experience will have an opportunity to do so when filling out their Housing Application. Faculty members from the participating colleges will select students to participate.

Read through the information below for important information and deadlines regarding the Signature Experience.

Signature ExperieNCE TIMELINE

Incoming first-year students who have been admitted and confirmed to the University for the 2023-2024 Academic Year can begin applying for on-campus housing on October 4, 2022, through the Ball State Housing Portal. 

Additionally, at this time, students in the College of Communication Information and Media or the Honors College are eligible to indicate their participation interest in the Signature Experience when filling out their Housing Application.

We highly encourage students to complete their Housing Application (answer all questions, pay the housing deposit, and sign the contract) as soon as possible.

A limited number of students who indicate their interest in participating in the Signature Experience on their Housing Application will be selected by faculty members for the opportunity.

Students will then be notified by faculty members that they have been chosen to participate in the
 Signature Experience.

Please note, that acceptance into the Signature Experience will continue to happen on a rolling basis. If interested in the opportunity and it's past the designated selection date, we encourage students to still apply for the Signature Experience via their Housing Application.

Please note: 
The Office of Housing and Residence Life is hopeful the Signature Experience pilot program will enable the opportunity to expand across all LLCs and Academic Colleges in the future.


If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.