Wednesday, Aug. 16—Move-In Day
(Premium Plan only), all residence halls

Thursday, Aug. 17—Move-In Day
(everyone), all residence halls

Thursday, Aug. 17—Ball State Athletics:
Chirp! Chirp!
, 9 p.m., Worthen Arena

Sunday, Aug. 20—Freshman Convocation (mandatory), 1:45 p.m., Emens Auditorium

Monday, Aug. 21—First day of classes

See full Welcome Week schedule


For freshmen and transfer students alike, the first year at Ball State is a time of transition. You're not only adapting to a new school, but also to a new community, new friends, and new expectations. You will make decisions about your education and your future.

New freshmen face the added challenges of greater independence and responsibility away from home and high school.

Through a multifaceted first-year experience, our faculty and staff will help you make these adjustments so you can succeed both academically and personally.

Bookmark this site for important resources and information throughout your first year.

New Student Quick Start

Welcome Week
Living-Learning Communities