Students at Orientation

We're excited you'll be joining us for Orientation at Ball State!

On-campus overnight housing is available for students and family members in Ball State's residence halls. You may choose to stay one, two, or three nights as needed. Be sure to note the dates you have chosen to attend Orientation — this information will be needed when registering for overnight housing accommodations.

Make sure that you are signing up for an Orientation session before requesting Orientation housing. This is a critical step in making sure that you're reserving space at Orientation in addition to a place to stay overnight. If you have questions about Orientation, please contact the Office of Orientation at 765-285-8290.

Orientation Housing Portal

Payment Options

  • Payment can be made online with Discover, Visa, or MasterCard.

Cancellations

Orientation housing reservations may be canceled, but refunds are not guaranteed. You may cancel your orientation housing reservation by calling 765-285-4369. Cancellations should be made at least 24 hours prior to a scheduled orientation housing reservation.

Check-In and Check Out

All housing arrangements for students and family members should be made before arriving at Orientation. Checking into our orientation housing is ideally like checking into a hotel. A valid ID. and confirmation of booking and payment are required. Also, feel free to bring personal items that will make your stay more comfortable.

  • If you register for overnight housing before your scheduled Orientation date, please plan to arrive at Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall in time to complete the check-in process by 10:00 p.m. Eastern time.

  • All overnight guests must check out at the front desk of Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall before the start of their day of Orientation at 8:00 a.m.

Housing

Student Orientation Housing

We encourage you to stay the night before your Orientation session to briefly experience what it is like to live in a residence hall! Rooms are available in Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall. You’ll share a double room with another incoming freshman and have opportunities to meet fellow students and ask questions of orientation leaders. The room rate for students is $25 per person, per night in a shared double room.

All reservations must be paid for online prior to arrival, payments are not accepted upon arrival. If credit card payment is not an option for you, please contact our office for alternative solutions.

Each room is:

  • Furnished with two beds, bed linens, pillows, and towels
  • Wireless internet accessible

  • Air-conditioned

Orientation Housing Portal

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Family members and students are not roomed together during Orientation.

Roommate requests are not able to be accepted or considered during Orientation.

Family members attending Orientation with their student may also stay on campus in Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall. However, they will be housed in a separate room from their child. Space is limited and not guaranteed. Family members should make their reservations at the same time their student arranges Orientation housing accommodations.

Room rates for family members are $50 per room, per night. Children under the age of 12 stays for free, however, given that our rooms are arranged as standard doubles (sleeps two), it is up to the parent to accommodate their sleeping arrangement. Our rooms have the maximum capacity to host two parents and two children under the age of 12.

The bathroom configuration in Schmidt/Wilson Hall is semiprivate, with restrooms that share a sink area and have individual locking bathroom pods.

All reservations must be paid for online prior to arrival, payments are not accepted upon arrival. If credit card payment is not an option for you, please contact our office for alternative solutions.

Each room is:

  • Furnished with two beds, bed linens, pillows, and towels

  • Wireless internet accessible

  • Air-conditioned

ORIENTATION HOUSING PORTAL

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Family members and students are NOT roomed together during Orientation.