For Families and Parents

At Ball State, we're proud to provide a supportive environment for our students and assist freshmen in their transition from high school to college life.

Your student likely will become part a living-learning community and meet fellow students with shared interests. Our set of programs for first-year students has consistently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report since 2004.

We strive to make our housing and dining packages a good value. When it comes to food, your student will have numerous choices in where, when, and what to eat. And we provide lots of services, including computer labs and free Internet access, free cable TV, a service that tells them when laundry facilities are available at select locations, fitness rooms, and much more. We take great care to provide your student with a safe and secure living environment.

We invite you to subscribe to Transitions, an e-mail newsletter for freshmen and their families. In addition, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services will send you the Parent Advisory newsletter to keep you informed of resources for students, university initiatives, and exciting news on campus.

Are you or your incoming freshman concerned about requesting a room and roommate for the upcoming academic year? Want to know more life in the residence halls at Ball State? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Room Sign-up pages.

We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.

We appreciate your support in helping your student achieve new heights at Ball State.