Move In

Staff are preparing for students to move in to the residence halls*. Painting, cleaning, and general maintenance to enhance the residence halls are underway.

As a reminder, students and families should plan to follow this schedule for Move-In 2014: 


Move-In Date

All Premium Plan (2-year contract) Members Only

Wednesday, August 13

All Standard Plan (1-year contact) New Freshmen and Transfer Students

Thursday, August 14

Returning Upper Level Students (1-year contract)

Saturday, August 16-Sunday, August 17

In late July/early August following Orientation, all students will receive information with details about their roommate (with contact information) and hall assignment. There will also be information about directions to campus and parking details in the packet. A suggested time for your arrival will also be enclosed. (We assign students and families different times of the day to arrive to prevent congestion and long-lines and ask that you try to follow this.) Make sure to have your BSU ID ready when you arrive. Our new curbside check-in process will have you checked into your building quickly and efficiently so you're ready to move your belongings into the hall!

Please plan to move-in on your designated day -- early move-in is not possible, as we will make last minute preparations to the halls up to the day of move-in and on-campus dining choices will be extremely limited. For students moving in early with an approved group, see our information about early move-in.

Concerned about move in? Check out our move-in videos for Johnson B, Elliott,  LaFollette, DeHority, and Studebaker East.

You are also encouraged to make your move-in "green" by following these guidelines:

  • Pack your items in reusable containers
  • When shopping for accessories for your room, look for "green" items
  • Make sure to recycle any cardboard boxes and packing materials -- break down the boxes to save space in the trash containers
  • Participate in our in-hall recyling program by disposing of plastic beverage bottles, paper, metal cans, etc. in the marked recycling containers in your halls trash rooms
  • When you're ready to move out, take unwanted clothing, food, and other still usable items to designated pick up areas for local charities

If you're not sure what items to bring, download our move in checklist brochure or view the list online

*For students moving in during semester break, or international students moving into the halls for a program, contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at 765-285-8000 for specific move-in dates.

Housing and Residence Life
LaFollette Complex (LA), room N-10
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8000
Fax: 765-285-3743
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