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. 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. 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

Celebrate the legacy of LaFollette Complex through the LaFollette Brick Project! The LaFollette Brick Project gives students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to secure a piece of Ball State history and support scholarships for students at the same time. 


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


Logistical Information

There are many ways to navigate campus, but we recommend the following information to arrive at your residence hall with ease come move-in day.

Parking and shuttles

Parking

When you arrive on campus for move-in, each residential area will have designated temporary parking spaces. Students bringing their cars to campus will need to relocate their vehicles to the Scheumann Stadium lots as soon as they have unpacked their belongings.

For questions regarding on-campus parking, please contact Parking Services.


Shuttles

Campus shuttles will be running beginning August 17 with limited routing. Please see below for their operating hours during the move-in timeframe.

  • August 17, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • August 18, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • August 19, 1:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • August 20, 1:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.     

 For questions regarding on-campus shuttle buses and transportation, please contact Transportation Services.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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) 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.


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.

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 and Stacking Beds

Students living in the residence halls have furniture in the room that is loftable or stackable. No purchase or renting from an external source is permitted nor necessary. To loft or stack furniture, a rubber mallet is recommended to help with the process. Students can borrow this tool from the front desk of their residence hall. 

When lofting or stacking furniture in a student room, one window must remain completely free and clear of obstruction. Fire safety codes require at least three feet of space between the window and any items that could obstruct the window for use as an emergency entrance/exit.

Student rooms are checked for loft policy violations periodically. Hall directors reserve the right to require students to remove a loft that does not meet safety guidelines. Loft/bed units must be taken apart and removed from the hall when instructed to do so by hall staff. Loft disassembly must take place before the start of quiet hours at the end of each semester. Room occupants are responsible for any and all damages caused by the assembly or disassembly of such units.


Bed Rails

Students can request a bed rail for their lofted beds upon arrival on-campus. Requests can be made at their residence hall's front desk. Please note that there is limited availability. 

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