Orientation for New Students

Congratulations on your admission to Ball State! Our orientation programs for new freshmen and transfer students will help you get involved in the university's vibrant campus life, access our abundant student resources, and succeed in our high-caliber academics.

New Freshmen

If you are—or soon will be—a high school graduate and have never attended any college or university, we'll assist you in your transition from high school senior to college freshman.

We also offer a special orientation program for nontraditional freshman students (age 23 or older).

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Transfer Students

If you have previously enrolled at another college or university, we'll assist you in your transition from school to school.

We offer two orientation programs for transfer students:

Welcome Week

This week of fun, informative activities in August will make your first days as a Ball State student great ones.

You'll get to make connections within our supportive campus community, meet other students, and attend programs and convocations designed especially for new students.

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Feel free to peruse our frequently asked questions or contact us.

We're also happy to provide a refresher on how to get to campus.

Office of Orientation
Lucina Hall (LU), room 151
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday (summer 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8290
Toll free: 800-482-4BSU (4278)
TTY users only: 765-285-2206
Fax: 765-285-1632
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