CLASS students on lawn

Move to campus a few days early to gain valuable experience in areas related to service, citizenship, leadership, and academic success. During this three-day program, you will reflect on your expectations of college, meet fellow freshmen and learn about campus resources and opportunities.

CLASS is a Ball State tradition that has helped thousands of new students ease into college life. Past participants have gone on to serve in prominent campus leadership roles including student mentors, student body president, and Ball State Board of Trustees student representative. Direct any questions you may have to Abby Haworth in Student Life, 765-285-2621.

Dates

Programs will be offered in August 2021. Check back in April 2021 for program information.

Please note that four other Summer Bridge Programs – Accelerate, Career Connections, Early Start, and EXCEL – take place during the same dates as CLASS, so if you are registering for this program, you cannot register as a participant in any of the other four.

Fee

$135

Register

To participate, complete our online registration form and either pay online or contact the Office of Student Life about other payment options. You will receive additional information we’ve received your registration and payment.  NOTE: Programs will be offered in August 2021. Check back in April 2021 for program information.

For 2021 programs, payment and registration must be submitted by the end of July.

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Schedule

  • 10 a.m.-noon – Check-in and Move-in
  • 2:40 p.m. – Commuter Check-in, All Participants Arrive
  • 3 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions
  • 3:30 p.m. – Cluster Group Time No. 1
  • 5 p.m. – Dinner
  • 6 p.m. – Keynote No. 1 Leadership Inspiration with Speaker Patty Hendrickson
  • 8 p.m. – Movie and Game Night
  • 7:45 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. – Photos at Benny statue
  • 9:45 a.m. – Challenge Course
  • ·noon – Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. – Muncie Nonprofit Presenters
  • 2 p.m. – Cluster Group No. 2 (followed by free time)
  • 5 p.m. – President's Picnic Dinner at Bracken House
  • 7 p.m. – The Piece Project
  • 8:15 p.m. – Large Group Time
  • 9 p.m. – Cross the Line
  • 10:15 p.m. – Snacks and Social Time
  • 7:45 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9 a.m. – Putting Passion into Action: Service Projects at off-campus sites
  • 11:30 a.m. – Return to Campus
  • ·noon – Lunch
  • 1 p.m. – Free Time
  • 2 p.m. – Keynote No. 2 - "Will they make fun of my sheets" with James T. Robilotta
  • 3:30 p.m. – Cluster Group Time No. 3
  • 5 p.m. – Dinner & Closing Celebration
  • 7:30 pm. – Night at the Rec Center

For More Information

Contact Abby Haworth in the Office of Student Life.

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