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 2015: 

Premium Plan Contract Move-In Schedule

Move-In Date - Wednesday, August 19

Last Name Beginning with R - Z 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Last Name Beginning with M - Q 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Last Name Beginning with G - L 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Last Name Beginning with A - F
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Standard Plan Contract Move-In Schedule
Move-In Date - Thursday, August 20
Last Name Beginning with R - Z
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Last Name Beginning with M - Q
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Last Name Beginning with G - L
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Last Name Beginning with A - F
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Returning Students: May arrive on Friday, August 21, Saturday, August 22, or Sunday, August 23 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

In mid-July following Orientation, all students will receive information via their BSU e-mail account and via regular mail, 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.) 

Before you leave home, make sure to complete the Personal and Emergency Contact Details and agree to the Residence Hall Policies online. This will save you time when you are checking into your building. Make sure to have your BSU ID ready when you arrive. Our 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, please plan to follow the schedule provided by your group leader and also see our information about early move-in.

Also, see our information about roommates. Whether you've known your roommate since kindergarten or just met during the roommate assignment process, there are some helpful suggestions to avoid conflict and stay friends by the end of the school year.

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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