Get a head start on college and set yourself up for success. Our special summer programs for incoming freshmen will help you meet other students, build confidence, learn leadership skills, and get more familiar with Ball State University – all before your first day of classes. Have fun, make friends, and challenge yourself as your prepare for your first year on campus.
Develop the skills you’ll need to succeed at Ball State by learning how to get involved in student activities, develop leadership skills, succeed academically, explore campus, and make friends. Learn more.
Uncover career goals and make plans to get you exactly where you need to be through college and thereafter. This program is organized in partnership with our Career Center. Learn more.
Move in early and spent three extra days getting familiar with Ball State and earn college credit by participating in seminars. You’ll attend sessions covering a dozen topics such as preparing for college, criminal justice in pop culture, visual design, and more. Learn more.
Designed for first-year students of color and first-generation college students, this program partners first-time freshmen with older classmates, who serve as mentors who guide them through the transition to Ball State. Learn more.
Explore the Smoky Mountains during this summer camping trip, organized by our Outdoor Pursuits program. You’ll get to go rafting, paddle boarding, mountain biking, zip lining, and more. Learn more.
Join us for three nights of camping, hiking, swimming, white water rafting, and more—all while making lifelong friends. Learn more.
Gain valuable experience in service, citizenship, leadership, and academic success. Past participants have gone on to serve as student mentors, student president, and as the student representative on the University’s Board of Trustees. Learn more.