We can’t wait for new Cardinals to arrive on campus! Hopefully, you've had a wonderful summer and are ready to jump into an exciting year at Ball State. Please read through the following information below to make sure you are ready to fly come August.

Move-In Days 2022

Standard plan students

Thursday, August 18

Students on the Standard Plan will be able to move into their residence hall on this date during their scheduled move-in appointment time frame.


Move-In Appointments

To help with the influx of traffic and for our hall staff to properly prepare for move-in, all students living on campus will need to schedule a move-in appointment time on the housing portal. As soon as housing and roommate assignments are available on the portal, a move-in appointment time can be scheduled. Students can easily make edits and change their move-in appointment time prior to move-in day directly on the housing portal. 

SCHEDULE A MOVE-IN APPOINTMENT

Wednesday, August 17

Students on the Premium Plan will be able to move into their residence hall on this date during their scheduled move-in appointment time frame.

Move-In Appointments

To help with the influx of traffic and for our hall staff to properly prepare for move-in, all students living on campus will need to schedule a move-in appointment time on the housing portal. As soon as housing and roommate assignments are available on the portal, a move-in appointment time can be scheduled. Students can easily make edits and change their move-in appointment time prior to move-in day directly on the housing portal. 

SCHEDULE A MOVE-IN APPOINTMENT


Housing and Roommate Assignments

Learning where you’ll be living—and finding out who you’ll be living with— during your first year on campus is an exciting time!

Mid to late July, an email will be sent to your Ball State University email address notifying you that your housing information is ready to review on the housing portal. It’s very important to regularly check this email address since essential information from the University is often sent there. 

VISIT THE HOUSING PORTAL


What to Bring

Wondering what all you should bring for your new room?  We have some recommendations to help as you prepare for your big move. Ultimately, make sure to bring things that will make your space feel comfortable and like your very own!

Recommended Checklist


Frequently Asked Questions

Every residence hall room includes:

  • 2 beds
  • 2 desks
  • 2 chairs
  • Garbage can
  • Dresser space
  • 1 ethernet outlet
  • 2 closets or wardrobes
  • Window Treatments
You will be expected to adhere to all residence hall policies upon your move-in.

Following the conclusion of orientation, all students will receive an email via their Ball State account directing them to visit the housing portal. Once logging into the secured housing portal using their Ball State log-in information they will be able to:

  • Schedule a move-in appointment.
  • View details regarding hall placement.
  • View roommate assignment with their contact information.

If you have not received an email by Sunday, July 31 please contact our office at 765-285-8000.  

Our office tries our best to place all incoming students in their respective communities, but there are occasions when we are not able to do so. Some reasons include housing deposit date, space availability, and roommate preference.

If you have questions, please contact our office at 765-285-8000.  

The majority of our fantastic residence halls offer central air conditioning however, Woodworth and Howick/Williams hall in Noyer are the only housing locations on campus without A/C. 

We understand that some students with medical needs may require air conditioning in buildings without central air. For this reason, students with written authorization from the Office of Housing and Residence Life may rent air conditioners for their residence hall rooms.

The yearly rental fee is $150, which includes installation, and your Student Financial Services account will be charged in September for the yearly fee. 

Download the student request and medical verification forms (requires Adobe Acrobat). Feel free to contact our office for copies of both forms and for additional information.

Once the forms are received, a review of the information will be made, and our office will respond as soon as possible. An air conditioning contract will be mailed to you upon approval. Completed forms must be postmarked no later than July 1 in order to ensure installation in your room before move-in. Should your form arrive after July 1, it may take up to two weeks after move-in before installation may occur.

How to Request an Air Conditioner

  1. Complete a Student Request for Air Conditioner form.

  2. Take a Medical Verification Form to your appropriate licensed health care professional to complete. (Sorry, we're unable to accept a prescription from the physician, and a physician must complete the form in its entirety.)

  3. Mail or Fax the completed Student Request Form and completed Medical Verification Form from a licensed physician to the following address:

    Director
    Ball State University Housing and Residence Life
    North Dining Hall
    Muncie, IN 47306
    Fax: 765-285-3743

  4. After your information is received and reviewed, you will be asked to sign a contract from our office.

As part of the accommodation process, you may be interviewed. Remember, a request for an accommodation will not be considered without current medical verification of the medical condition and necessity of requested accommodations.

*Please do not bring a roll-away or freestanding air conditioning unit for your room as these will NOT be allowed. Plan to request an air conditioner from our office and follow the established program in place.

Bedloft.com has fridge/freezer/microwave combination appliances available. Orders should be placed by the pre-order deadline, July 28, 2022.

Renting ensures a smoother and safer move-in process for all students! By renting through BedLoft, the micro-fridge will be delivered directly to your room prior to move-in. The company will also remove the micro-fridge at the end of the academic year. For product information and ordering, please visit www.MyCollegeFridge.com.  


Important:

During the ordering process, you will be prompted to enter your room number. Since this is not given until move-in day, enter "0" for your room number. BedLoft will coordinate with our office to arrange the delivery. Please be assured that BedLoft.com is aware of Ball State's housing placement process.

Fridge/microwave combo units are scheduled to be delivered to student's residence hall rooms prior to move-in.

For more information regarding fridge/microwave combo units, visit MyCollegeFridge.com.


Lofting your bed can be a great utilization of the space in your room! Learn how to adjust stackable furniture by watching the video below that's suitable to your residence hall.

Loft Type 1

Kinghorn, Park, Studebaker East, DeHority, Botsford/Swinford, and Schmidt/Wilson

Loft Type 2

Woodworth and Baker/Klipple 

Loft Type 3

Palmer/Davidson and Painter/Whitcraft


Hall Specific Information and Directions

Each hall on campus has its own unique features and amenities. There are also many ways to get to campus, but we recommend the following directions for you to arrive at your residence hall with ease. For more information, select your hall below.

Botsford/Swinford Amenities

Located in the new north residential neighborhood, Botsford/Swinford provides students with easy access to academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Facility. Renovated in 2015, Botsford/Swinford is the home of the Communications and Emerging Media Living-Learning Communities.

Botsford/Swinford has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed

Botsford/Swinford Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a right on the H2 parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a right on the H2 parking lot. 

DeHority Amenities

DeHority Complex is home to the Honors Living-Learning Community, where students enjoy top-notch housing in a four-story building for approximately 550 residents. It's also in a convenient location, close to the Ball Honors House, the home of the Honors College, as well as Bracken Library and several academic buildings.

DeHority has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed
  • Honors Living-Learning Community

DeHority Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Riverside Ave; take a right into the H-4 blue parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Riverside Ave; take a right into the H-4 blue parking lot. 

Kinghorn Amenities

Kinghorn Hall features state-of-the-art technology and first-class amenities, including a multipurpose room and space for meetings and presentations, fitness room, lounge space, and music practice room with recording space. Plus, you can easily customize your room with stackable furniture. Kinghorn also offers a variety of room types for students within the building.

Kinghorn has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed

Kinghorn Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a right at the stop sign onto Noyer Drive North; take a right into the H-9 blue parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a right at the stop sign onto Noyer Drive North; take a right into the H-9 blue parking lot. 

North Amenities

Located in the north residential neighborhood, North Residence Hall provides students with easy access to academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Facility. Established in 2020, North Residence Hall offers some of the most advance and unique features of any residence hall on campus. 

North has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed

Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a left into the G1 Yellow Lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a left into the G1 Yellow Lot. 

North West Amenities

Located in the north residential neighborhood, North West Hall provides students with easy access to academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Facility. Established in 2021, North West offers some of the most advance and unique features of any residence hall on campus. 

North West has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed

Baker/Klipple Amenities

Located in the center of campus, Baker/Klipple within Noyer Complex provides students with easy access to Bracken Library, academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Facility. On the main floor of the complex, students have access to Noyer Centre, a recently renovated dining location. Built with accessibility in mind, Baker/Klipple has many features that make this hall easily accessible to students with mobility limitations.

Baker/Klipple has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Stackable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed

Howick/Williams Amenities

Located in the center of campus, Howick/Williams within Noyer Complex provides students with easy access to Bracken Library, academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. On the main floor of the complex, students have access to Noyer Centre, a recently renovated dining location. 

Howick/Williams has the following:

  • Non-Air Conditioned (if there is a medical need for an air conditioner, please follow the instructions here)
  • Stackable furniture
  • Community-style bathrooms
  • Coed

Noyer Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave. Enter Noyer Drive on the left (Across from the Health Center) 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave. Enter Noyer Drive on the left (Across from the Health Center) 

Park Hall Amenities

With high-tech accommodations, the coed Park Hall is very popular with returning students. A centrally located desk creates a welcoming atmosphere at the same time that it helps ensure security. Surrounding the desk is artwork created by Ball State students, public art purchased specifically for Park Hall. Just beyond the main lobby, you can enjoy two-story lounges with open staircases. Rich woodwork and fireplaces with clusters of couches and chairs offer a cozy feel. Park Hall also offers students a variety of room types.

Park Hall has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed

Park Hall Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Riverside Ave; take a right into the H-4 blue parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Riverside Ave; take a right into the H-4 blue parking lot. 

Studebaker West Amenities

This residence hall, which houses 450 students, offers several amenities including a fitness center, advanced laundry facilities, and air conditioning throughout the building.

Studebaker West has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Stackable furniture
  • Community style bathrooms
  • Coed

Studebaker West Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive.

Schmidt/Wilson Amenities

Located in the new north residential neighborhood, Schmidt/Wilson provides students with easy access to academic buildings and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Renovated in 2017, Schmidt/Wilson is the home of the Theatre, Dance, and Design Living Learning Communities.

Schmidt/Wilson has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed


Schmidt/Wilson Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a right on the H2 parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a right on the H2 parking lot. 

Studebaker East Amenities

The eight-story Studebaker East is home to 430 residents and was opened after extensive renovation in fall semester 2012. Studebaker East features central air conditioning as well as rectangular double rooms for students. Students also can take advantage of the multipurpose room and space for meetings and presentations, along with a fitness room, two-story lounge spaces, a laundry facility that uses card readers, and a music practice room.

Studebaker East has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms


Studebaker East Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive.

Woodworth Amenities

Originally opened in 1956 and remodeled in 1993, the four-story Woodworth Complex houses 600 students in Brady, Wood, Crosley, and Rogers halls. One big plus to living in Woodworth Complex is that the Woodworth Commons food court is just downstairs from your room. Woodworth Commons offers a variety of dining choices to fit almost any appetite. You can dine in a two-story atrium or one of the more cozy dining areas with couches and TVs.

Woodworth has the following:

  • Non-Air Conditioned (if there is a medical need for an air conditioner, please follow the instructions here)
  • Stackable furniture
  • Community-style bathrooms
  • Coed
  • Nursing Living Learning Community

Woodworth Walkthrough

Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left on Noyer Drive, proceed to Woodworth Circle following signage.

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left on Noyer Drive, proceed to Woodworth Circle following signage.