For all orientation programs: Yes. Family members are encouraged to attend. Family member orientation is designed specifically for parents, guardians, and spouses of new students. No programming exists for children.
For our two-day freshman programs: On day one, family members will attend information sessions with their students. On day two, there are special sessions for family members. The second day begins with a continental breakfast hosted by Ball State faculty. Other sessions for family members include "Challenge of Change" and Student Panel: Questions & Answers.