University Libraries Information Table
Location: Bracken Library, Main Lobby
Stop by to get news about the University Libraries’ services as well as print and online resources that can help make your college career a success. Library personnel will be on hand to answer questions about resources, services, and employment opportunities. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the north side of the library, free items such as buttons are available while supplies last. These events are open to all incoming students.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
All students may move in today
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Student Center Poster Sale
Location: L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Front Lawn
Do the walls in your room or apartment look bare? Starting today, there will be fine art prints and posters for sale all week. The last day to purchase items is Friday, August 24.
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Welcome and Information Tent
Location: McKinley Avenue at Art and Journalism Building (weather permitting)
Staff from the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services will welcome new, transfer, and returning students to campus. We are here to help, so stop by if you have questions or need information.
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Dining Employee Hiring Blitz
Location: Art and Journalism Building, Studio Room
Pick up a referral for Job 55 at the Career Center and head to the Studio Room at the Art and Journalism Building to secure your employment with Ball State Dining for Fall 2018. We provide flexible hours, a great rate of pay, and an opportunity to make lifelong friends!
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Open House for New Criminal Justice and Criminology Majors
Location: North Quad Building, Room 279
Freshmen and Transfer students who are majoring in CJC are invited to meet Ms. Marsha Harper, CJC Major Advisor, to learn about the major, tour the department, and learn about extracurricular activities. Mr. Brandon Murphy, CJC faculty member, will be available to discuss internships. Student members of the Multicultural Alliance in Criminal Justice will be available to answer questions.
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
College of Sciences and Humanities Open House for New Majors
Location: Various Department Sites (see list below)
Freshmen considering majors or minors in any of the departments below are invited to meet advisors and other students, learn about programs, tour the department, and find out about extracurricular activities. The event locations are:
- Anthropology, History and Women and Gender Studies: Burkhardt Building, First Floor Lobby
- Biology, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry: Cooper Science Complex, Room CL 126
- Chemistry: Cooper Science Complex, Room CP 305
- Computer Science: Robert Bell Building, Room RB 355
- English: Robert Bell Building, Room RB 297
- Geological Sciences: Fine Arts Building, Room AR 117
- Geography: Cooper Science Complex, Room CL 425
- Mathematical Sciences: Robert Bell Building, Room RB 463
- Modern Languages and Classics: North Quad Building, Room NQ 178
- Natural Resources and Environmental Management: West Quad Building, Room WQ 104
- Philosophy and Religious Studies: North Quad Building, Room NQ 204
- Physics and Astronomy: Cooper Science Complex, Room CP 101
- Political Science: North Quad Building, Room NQ 258
- Sociology: North Quad Building, Room NQ 241
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Counseling Center Services Resource Fair
Location: Art and Journalism Building, The Atrium
Stop by and get a stress ball and information about the Counseling Center
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Honors Freshman Convocation
Location: Sursa Hall
New honors freshmen will be welcomed to the Honors College by the dean, associate dean, selected honors faculty, honors advisors, and alumni. Representatives from the Student Honors Council will describe leadership opportunities. A picnic in the backyard of the Ball Honors House for the Honors Living-Learning Community will follow the ceremony.
4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Honors Living-Learning Community Kick-Off
Location: Ball House Backyard (Honors House)
Backyard cookout reception immediately following the Honors Convocation. Please sign-up at the Dehority Hall Desk prior to the event, if you plan to eat at the cookout. Games and socializing among Honors students, faculty, student organizations, and hall staff.
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where do I find Course Material/Information? Blackboard Learning Session
Location: Burkhart Building 109
Blackboard and Canvas are web-based course-management systems by which faculty deliver course content to students. Your instructors may use Blackboard or might be using Canvas to post syllabi, create exams, host online class discussions, and make important files available to you. Stop by BB109 to learn how to navigate Blackboard or Canvas so you can find course materials and information to maximize your academic success for all incoming students.
6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
21st Century Scholars Symposium (Mandatory for 21st Century Scholars)
Location: Pruis Hall
The 21st Century Scholars Symposium is a mandatory event for all incoming freshmen with a 21st Century Scholar award. During this event we will review scholar requirements, program expectations, and introduce you to campus staff and resources dedicated to your success.
7:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Floor Meetings
Hosted by your friendly resident assistant (RA), this is a great time to learn important information about your new home, meet your neighbors, and begin your year in the residence halls. You will also meet your Welcome Week leader.
Ball State Athletics: Chirp! Chirp! (MANDATORY)
Location: Worthen Arena
Celebrate 100 years of Ball State as you join President Geoffrey Mearns and the athletic department for an introduction to your athletics programs. The Ball State cheerleaders, Code Red Dance Team, Pride of Mid-America Marching Band, and Charlie Cardinal will lead the cheers and teach you the fight song. Get your 2018–19 spirit shirt, among other prizes, and one lucky freshman will earn the opportunity to shoot a half-court shot to win free tuition for the 2019 spring semester. Ball State coaches will be on hand to get you fired up about Ball State Athletics. Chirp! Chirp!
10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Ball State Back to College Event
Location: Meijer. Free shuttle services to and from the store at Worthen Arena
Exclusively for Ball State Students!! Meijer Mania features free food, samples, prizes and much more! Special deals to deck out your room! Free shuttle to and from Meijer following the Introduction to Ball State Athletics.