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. C.L.A.S.S. is a Ball State tradition that has helped hundreds 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.

To participate in this program, complete the online registration form and either pay online or mail your payment to the Office of Student Life, SC 133. Once you register and your payment is received, more information will follow. Payment and registration must be submitted by --date not yet determined--. Direct questions to Jim Hague in the Office of Student Life, 765-285-2621.

Program Dates: Dates for Summer 2019 have not yet been selected.  (Please note that four other Summer Bridge Programs - Accelerate, Cardinal Connections, Early Start, EXCEL - take place during the same dates as C.L.A.S.S., so if you are registering for C.L.A.S.S., you cannot register as a participant for Accelerate, Cardinal Connections, Early Start or EXCEL)

Program Fee (includes meals, lodging, activities): Program fee for August 2019 has yet to be determined.

Maximum Participation:  Limited to 200 students

Registration: Registration for C.L.A.S.S. is not yet open. Check back in May 2019 for more information.

Itinerary for August 2018:

Day 1 - Sunday, August 12, 2018
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Participant Check-in - Alumni Center
2:40 p.m. Commuter Check in, All Participants arrive - Student Center Tally
3:00 p.m. Welcome & Introductions - Student Center Cardinal Hall B
3:30 p.m. Cluster Group Time #1 - Student Center
5:00 p.m. Dinner - Student Center Cardinal Hall A&B
6:00 p.m. Keynote #1 Leadership Inspiration with Speaker Patty Hendrickson - Student Center Ballroom
8:00 p.m. Movie and Game Night - Pruis Hall

Day 2 - Monday, August 13, 2018
7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Photos at Benny statue
9:45 a.m. Challenge Course - University Quad
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Muncie Non-Profit Presenters
2:00 p.m. Cluster Group #2 - Teachers College, followed by free time
5:00 p.m. President's Picnic Dinner at BSU President's House
7:00 p.m. The Defamation Experience - Emens Auditorium
8:15 p.m. Large Group Time - Student Center Cardinal Hall
9:00 p.m. Cross the Line - Student Center
10:15 p.m. Snacks & Social Time

Day 3 - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Putting Passion into Action: Service Projects at off-campus sites
11:30 a.m. Return to Campus
12:00 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Free Time
2:00 p.m. Keynote #2 - First-Year Fearless: Building an UNBREAKABLE Foundation with Speaker Darrell Bellamy - Emens Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Cluster Group Time #3 - Teachers College
5:00 p.m. Dinner & Closing Celebration - Student Center Ballroom
7:30 pm. Night at the Rec Center - free time & ice cream