Plan Your Trip to Orientation

Ball State is in Muncie, Indiana, a midsize city, about 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis, just off Interstate 69 at exit 241 (Indiana 332).

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Official University Address

2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN, 47306
Northeast
  1. Take I-69 South to Exit 241 (Muncie/Frankton).
  2. Turn left on State Road 332 (McGalliard Road).
  3. Follow State Road 332 for about 8 miles. Turn right on Tillotson Avenue (fourth stoplight).
  4. Turn left on Bethel Avenue (first stoplight).
  5. Turn right on McKinley Avenue (first stoplight).
  6. Follow McKinley through campus to your designated parking area.
  1. Take U.S. Highway 33 South to I-69 South.
  2. Take I-69 South to Exit 241 (Muncie/Frankton).
  3. Turn left on State Road 332 (McGalliard Road).
  4. Follow State Road 332 for about 8 miles. Turn right on Tillotson Avenue (fourth stoplight).
  5. Turn left on Bethel Avenue (first stoplight).
  6. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue (first stoplight).
  7. Follow McKinley through campus to your designated parking area.
Please note that northbound I-69 Exit 241 is closing mid-May 2017 for construction. Follow detour signs, which will re-route you to the southbound I-69 Exit 241 and then on to State Road 332. For more information on road/travel restrictions, check in.gov/indot.

  1. Take I-65 South to I-865 East (which becomes I-465 East) to I-69 North.
  2. Take I-69 North to Exit 241 (Muncie/Frankton).
  3. Turn right on State Road 332 (McGalliard Road).
  4. Follow State Road 332 for about 8 miles. Turn right on Tillotson Avenue (fourth stoplight).
  5. Turn left on Bethel Avenue (first stoplight).
  6. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue (first stoplight).
  7. Follow McKinley through campus to your designated parking area.
  1. Take I-74 West to State Road 3 North.
  2. Take State Road 3 North to Muncie, where you’ll see a sign for State Road 3 North/Portland.
  3. Follow State Road 3 North to your right as the road merges with U.S. Highway 35 and State Road 67 around the east side of Muncie. (Ignore the sign directing you to go straight for Ball State.)
  4. Follow this bypass to McGalliard Road. Turn left.
  5. Follow McGalliard Road for about 4 miles and turn left on Tillotson Avenue.
  6. Turn left on Bethel Avenue (first stoplight).
  7. Turn right on McKinley Avenue (first stoplight).
  8. Follow McKinley through campus to your designated parking area.
Please note that northbound I-69 Exit 241 is closing mid-May 2017 for construction. Follow detour signs, which will re-route you to the southbound I-69 Exit 241 and then on to State Road 332. For more information on road/travel restrictions, check in.gov/indot.

  1. Take U.S. Highway 41 North to I-70 East.
  2. Follow I-70 through Indianapolis.
  3. Take I-465 North to I-69 North.
  4. Take I-69 North to Exit 241 (Muncie/Frankton).
  5. Turn right onto State Road 332 (McGalliard Road).
  6. Follow State Road 332 for about 8 miles. Turn right on Tillotson Avenue (fourth stoplight).
  7. Turn left on Bethel Avenue (first stoplight).
  8. Turn right on McKinley Avenue (first stoplight).
  9. Follow McKinley through campus to your designated parking area.
  1. Take I-70 West to Exit 149 in Richmond, Indiana, which is U.S. Highway 35 North.
  2. Take U.S. Highway 35 North to Muncie.
  3. U.S. Highway 35 merges with State Road 67 and State Road 3 around the east side of Muncie. (Ignore the sign directing you to go straight for Ball State.)
  4. Follow this bypass to McGalliard Road. Turn left.
  5. Follow McGalliard for about 4 miles. Turn left onto Tillotson Avenue.
  6. Turn left on Bethel Avenue (first stoplight).
  7. Turn right on McKinley Avenue (first stoplight).
  8. Follow McKinley through campus to your designated parking area.

Designated Parking Areas 

Remember to bring your parking permit, which is included in your Orientation confirmation packet. Hang this permit from your rearview mirror to park free in your designated location. The permit is valid only at your designated location.

If you're attending this two-day program in June or July, park in the McKinley Avenue Parking Garage.

Directions

  1. From McGalliard Road (State Road 332), turn south on Tillotson Avenue.
  2. Turn left onto Bethel Avenue (first stoplight).
  3. Turn right onto McKinley Avenue (first stoplight).
  4. Take McKinley Avenue to Ashland Avenue (just after the second stoplight). Turn left.
  5. McKinley Avenue Parking Garage is on your left.

If you're attending a one-day program during the academic year, you will park in the Lucina Hall visitors lot.

Directions

  1. From McGalliard Road (State Road 332), turn south on Tillotson Avenue.
  2. Turn left on Bethel Avenue (first stoplight).
  3. Turn right on McKinley Avenue (first stoplight).
  4. Turn right on University Avenue (third stoplight).
  5. Lucina Hall parking lot (P-14) is on your right (with three flagpoles in front).

Plan Your Trip

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On-Campus Lodging

Find a place to stay on campus. 
(only available for new freshman during fall semester orientation)

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Air Travel

If you're flying, consider travel through the Indianapolis International Airport and renting a car.