Welcome Home! 

We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and you’re ready to jump into an exciting year at Ball State.

All of the information you need to prepare to move in can be found below.

COVID-19 Testing Requirement

Students must present a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within seven (7) days before arriving on campus (find testing sites); or present a self-certification attesting to a 14-day self-quarantine (with daily symptom checking) prior to returning to campus. Students can submit either of the options in our Housing Application Portal. Students will not be allowed to move into their residence hall if they have not submitted one of these two options.

COVID-19 Testing Requirement        Housing Application Portal

Move-in Instructions

To help enhance your safety by reducing the density of people utilizing hall entrances and elevators at any one time, we will be offering an alternative move-in process for this upcoming fall semester. This process will look different than previous years and will provide additional safety for students and family members helping with the move-in process. 

The move-in process will be divided into two different parts: Item Drop-off and Student Move-In. The Drop appointment (just bringing belongings, picking up your room key and then going back home) is the first step, and then Move-in where you are coming to campus to stay per the contract dates is the second step.

Student Move-In

Starting on August 19, premium plan students will be allowed to return to campus and live within their residence hall room. Standard plan students will be permitted to return to campus on August 20. We ask that students consider coming back to campus on August 21-23 to help reduce the density of people utilizing hall entrances and elevators at any one time, as we will have students completing the entire move-in process on August 19 and 20.

Move in times are as follows:

9AM - 11 AM - Last names A-F
11AM - 1PM - Last names G-L
1PM - 3PM - Last names M-Q
3PM - 5PM - Last names R-Z

You do not need an appointment for the move-in process. If you are unable to arrive at the recommended time, please consider moving in on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

During this time, students and families are expected to follow these policies:

1. Masks will be required in all of our residence halls. This applies to the student and any person who helps. People without a mask will not be permitted into the halls.

2. Each student will be assigned a specific time to return to campus. Students may arrive at a later time, but they are not permitted to arrive before their scheduled time.

3. Students will need to officially check-in when they arrive on campus to stay. Instructions to check-in to their hall will be posted on the door to their room. Checking-in will give the students card access to the hall and restrooms.

4. Students will be permitted to bring no more than 2 people to assist. This will help reduce the number of people within our halls at any given time.

5. Students need to bring their key back to campus from the item drop-off period. Students who do not bring their key back will be charged for a recore.

Students are also asked to read and follow the Cardinal Care Pledge while they are on campus. 

If you have questions about the item drop-off or move-in process, please reach out to us at 765-285-8000 or housing@bsu.edu.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Hall Specific Information and Directions

Each hall on campus has unique features, amenities, and directions. Please select your hall below for more information.

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.

Video Driving Directions

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)

Video Walkthrough

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 style of rooms:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Stackable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Semi-private bathrooms

Stackable Furniture

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.

Video Driving Directions

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. 

Video Walkthrough

Botsford/Swinford Amenities

Located in the new north residential neighbor, 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 style of rooms:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Semi-private bathrooms

How To Loft or Bunk Your Bed

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.

Video Driving Directions

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. 

Video Walkthrough

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 men and women. And DeHority is 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 style of rooms:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Semi-private bathrooms

How To Loft or Bunk Your Bed

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.

Video Drive Directions

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 Tillotson Ave; take a left on University Ave; take a right onto Talley Ave. 

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 Tillotson Ave; take a left on University Ave; take a right onto Talley Ave. 

Video Walkthrough

Elliott Amenities

Elliott Hall is the coed home to 120 residents and features elegant architecture, cozy study lounges, and beautiful lobbies while still providing 21st-century services.

Elliott has the following style of rooms:

  • Non Air Conditioned
  • Lofts are not provided. The furniture cannot be lofted due to the style of the bed.
  • Community style bathrooms

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.

Video Driving Directions

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) 

Video Walkthrough

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 style of rooms:

  • Non Air Conditioned (if there is a medical need for an air conditioner, please follow the instructions here).
  • Stackable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Community style bathrooms

Stackable Furniture

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.

Video Driving Directions

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. 

Video Walkthrough

Kinghorn Amenities

Kinghorn Hall features state-of-the art technology and first-class amenities, including a multipurpose room and space for meetings and presentations, computer lab, 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 style of rooms:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Semi-private bathrooms

How To Loft or Bunk Your Bed

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.

Video Driving Directions

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.

There is a video drive-through below to help you get to campus:

Video Drive-Through

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. 

Video Walkthrough

Studebaker West Amenities

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

Studebaker West has the following style of rooms:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Stackable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Community style bathrooms

Stackable Furniture

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.

There is a video drive-through below to help you get to campus:

Video Drive-Through

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. 

Video Walkthrough

Studebaker West Amenities

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

Studebaker West has the following style of rooms:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Stackable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Community style bathrooms

Stackable Furniture

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.

Video Driving Directions

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. 

Video Walkthrough

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 style of rooms:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Semi-private bathrooms

How To Loft or Bunk Your Bed

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.

Video Driving Directions

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. 

Video Walkthrough

Schmidt/Wilson Amenities

Located in the new north residential neighbor, 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 style of rooms:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Semi-private bathrooms

How To Loft or Bunk Your Bed

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.

There is a video drive-through below to help you get to campus:

Video Drive-Through

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. 

Video Walkthrough

Studebaker East Amenities

The eight-story Studebaker East is home to 430 men and women 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 computer lab, fitness room, two-story lounge spaces, a laundry facility that uses card readers, and a music practice room.

Botsford/Swinford has the following style of rooms:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Semi-private bathrooms

How To Loft or Bunk Your Bed

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.

A full video drive-through can be viewed below.

Video Drive-Through

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.

Video Walkthrough

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 Woodworth Commons food court is just downstairs from your room. Woodworth Commons offers a variety of dining choices to fit almost any appetite—anything from a grab-and-go sandwich to a meal cooked on a Mongolian grill. You can dine in a two-story atrium or one of the more cozy dining areas with couches and TVs.

Woodworth has the following style of rooms:

  • Non Air Conditioned (if there is a medical need for an air conditioner, please follow the instructions here).
  • Stackable furniture (video with the process is below)
  • Community style bathrooms

Stackable Furniture

Frequently Asked Questions

Checklist

  • air freshener
  • all-purpose cleaner
  • area rug (6x4' or 5x7')
  • bath towels and washcloths
  • bathrobe
  • batteries
  • bed linen (extra-long sheets)
  • bicycle (a limited number of bike lockers are available for rent; call (765) 285-8007 for details)
  • bike lock (U-Bolt Style - Also make sure to register your bike with Ball State University Police)
  • book bag/backpack
  • bottled water
  • BSU ID card (must have for hall check-in)
  • cleaning supplies
  • clothes and clothes hangers
  • coffee mug/water bottle
  • desk lamp
  • electrical power strip/surge protector (15 amps only) 
  • family pictures
  • fan
  • first aid kit
  • full-length mirror
  • hair dryer/curler/straightener
  • hand sanitizer
  • insurance cards
  • laptop/tablet
  • laundry supplies (HE/high efficiency)
  • laundry money (quarters only)
  • lock box
  • mask (face covering)
  • mattress pad
  • mini ironing board and iron
  • pictures of family and friends
  • phone or cell phone
  • pillows
  • planner/organizer
  • plastic dishes and utensils
  • posters
  • prescriptions
  • school supplies
  • sewing kit
  • shower caddy
  • shower shoes
  • small microwave
  • small refrigerator or Micro Fridge from bedloft.com (5 cubic feet or under)
  • Social Security Card (if you plan to work on campus)
  • storage containers
  • sunglasses
  • television
  • toiletries
  • tools
  • umbrella
  • vacuum

A full list of our policies can be found here.

Residence Hall Policies

While some residence halls offer central air conditioning (Baker/Klipple, Palmer/Davidson, Painter/Whitcraft, Park, DeHority, Kinghorn, Studebaker East, Johnson A and B), 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 Bursar's account will be charged in September for the yearly fee. (Sorry, air conditioning units cannot be installed in Elliott Hall's casement windows.)

(Please do not bring a roll away or freestanding air conditioning unit for your room. Plan to request an air conditioner from our office and follow the established program.)

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.

Contact our office for copies of both forms and for additional information, or download the student request and medical verification forms (requires Adobe Acrobat).

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.

Your hall assignment will be sent to you through the following methods:

  1. An email sent to your Ball State email account
  2. A postcard sent to your address on file

If you have not received an email by July 22 or the mail piece by August 1, 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.