Featured Events

Upcoming Events
4:30 p.m.
One World One SkyOne World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.
6:30 p.m.
Undiscovered Worlds"Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun" explores a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Within the past 20 years, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars and fly up to exotic planets and see them up close in the planetarium. Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.
8 a.m.
Photo of abandoned building by Chris FlookDoes your community have an abandoned building, old gas station, or other potentially contaminated site that is impeding future growth? Ball State's Indiana Communities Institute, in partnership with Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB), Indiana Brownfields Program and EPARegion 5, are offering a series of workshops. This workshop focuses on general brownfields resources and review of the EPA grant process.
8 a.m.
Photo of abandoned cars by Chris FlookDoes your community have an abandoned building, old gas station, or other potentially contaminated site that is impeding future growth? Ball State's Indiana Communities Institute, in partnership with Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB), Indiana Brownfields Program and EPARegion 5, are offering a series of workshops. The August 4th session is geared toward exploring Brownfields redevelopment practices.
6:30 p.m.
Black Holes, Wormholes & the MoviesA place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right?
4:30 p.m.
One World One SkyOne World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.
6:30 p.m.
Undiscovered Worlds"Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond our Sun" explores a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Within the past 20 years, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars and fly up to exotic planets and see them up close in the planetarium. Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.
9 a.m.
Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for new students.
6 p.m.
21st Century Scholars LogoLearn more about the requirements of the scholarship while enrolled in college and how to connect to student support services on campus and being a successful student!
All Day Event
Academic year for faculty begins.
All Day Event
Saturday Classes Meet
9 a.m.
Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for returning students.
3:30 p.m.
Calendar: Student Life
Learn the basics about college, find your classes, and meet fellow commuters during Welcome Week's mandatory commuter event - Commuting 101. You will meet your Commuter Ambassador, who will provide you with guidance and support during your transition to Ball State.
All Day Event
University classes for fall semester begin. Late registration and change-of-course accepted.
All Day Event
Late Registration and Change-of-Course end.
7:30 p.m.
SocksThe award winning trio from County Clare have captivated audiences, the world around, with their high energy performances, breath-taking musical ability and their trademark 3 part vocal harmonies, and have returned with the follow up to their debut award winning 2013 album.
All Day Event
Holiday observance. No classes. University administrative offices closed.
5 p.m.
Calendar: Career Center
Have you ever wondered what to wear or how to write an important email? At this workshop you will learn about professional standards of dress and communication as well as how to understand organizational culture. Demystify networking in the job and internship searches.
6 p.m.
Calendar: Career Center
What sets you apart from people competing for the same job? This workshop will delve into how to highlight your skills in order to showcase what makes you worthy of recognition from potential employers.
5 p.m.
Calendar: Career Center
If you aren’t sure how a career fair works or what to do before attending one, discover all you need to know at this workshop.
7:30 p.m.
Havana CubaDrawing their inspiration from traditional Cuban Son, Cuba’s greatest musicians have created and maintained the songs and music of the rich culture of the Cuban people in the program, “Cuban Nights.” Staying true to an acoustic base, they have developed a fresh sound with inventive songwriting, and have preserved the traditions of the Cuban musical art form.
8 a.m.
Calendar: Working Well
Walk Indiana LogoWalk Indiana is a community collaboration aimed toward making Delaware County a healthier, happier community. Walk Indiana is celebrating its seventh annual NON-COMPETITIVE half-marathon, 10k, and 5k taking place on the gorgeous Cardinal and White River Greenways, whose paved trails makes it possible for walkers of all ages and abilities to participate.
5 p.m.
Calendar: Career Center
If you aren’t sure how a career fair works or what to do before attending one, discover all you need to know at this workshop.
10 a.m.
Calendar: Career Center
If you aren’t sure how a career fair works or what to do before attending one, discover all you need to know at this workshop.
11 a.m.
Calendar: Career Center
Cardinal Job FairA wide range of employers visit campus to connect with Ball State students and alumni for internships and full-time employment. You will not want to miss this opportunity. Once a semester the Career Center brings together a diverse group of employers who are all looking for one thing: potential employees. The spring Cardinal Job Fair attracts more than 100 employers who come to Ball State specifically to meet students and alumni. This is a great opportunity to get a start on your career planning and to network with people who could help you with those plans. Whether you are looking for part-time or full-time positions or internships, there are plenty of prospects under one roof when you attend Cardinal Job Fair.