Students at Orientation


On-campus overnight housing in a residence hall is available for first year Cardinals attending Orientation. Students may choose to stay on campus for one to three nights as needed. It's important for those who are registering to stay overnight in on-campus housing to keep in mind the date(s) they have chosen to attend Orientation as this information will be required when securing their accommodations.

Overnight Housing Location

On-campus overnight housing is available for students and family members in Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall. Schmidt/Wilson is located on the north side of Ball State's campus and is in close proximity to North Dining Hall. Schmidt/Wilson has semi-private bathrooms (a bathroom shared by a small number of students) and central air conditioning.

Register for Orientation Housing

Registration to stay overnight on campus in orientation housing is now open on the housing portal!

REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION 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 to stay in at Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall. You’ll share a double room with another incoming student and have opportunities to meet people and ask questions.

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 with Discover, Visa, or MasterCard. 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

Cancellations

  • Orientation housing reservations may be canceled, but refunds are not guaranteed. Cancellations should be made at least 24 hours prior to a scheduled orientation housing reservation. You may cancel your orientation housing directly on the housing portal.

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Family members and students are not roomed together 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. 

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

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

Cancellations

  • Orientation housing reservations may be canceled, but refunds are not guaranteed. Cancellations should be made at least 24 hours prior to a scheduled orientation housing reservation. You may cancel your orientation housing directly on the housing portal.

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Family members and students are NOT roomed together during Orientation.

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.

  • Guests staying overnight must check in and pick up their key no later than 10:00 p.m. (EDT) on their arrival date.
  • All guests must be checked out of their room in the residence hall no later than 10:00 a.m. on their required departure day. Most guests choose to checkout prior to the start of sessions on the second day of orientation. This means all personal items removed and room key returned to the hall desk.

Overnight Housing Checklist
Checking into our Orientation housing is like checking into a hotel. A valid ID and confirmation of booking and payment are required. Also, we encourage guests to bring personal items that will make their stay more comfortable.

  • Confirmation of online payment for overnight housing
  • Proof of identification (driver’s license or ID card)
  • Toiletries, personal items, and shower shoes
  • Blanket and pillow

Orientation Questions?

If you have general questions about Orientation, please contact the Office of Orientation.

Orientation Website

Questions?

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