Emens Auditorium

Event Parking

Free Shuttle Buses
If you are attending an Artist Series event, we recommend that you park in the Student Center Parking Garage or the surrounding lots and ride the free shuttle. The parking garage is located near the corner of McKinley Avenue and Gilbert Street. Service begins one hour before the performance and resumes immediately following the show. Call (765) 285-1539 for a show-by-show shuttle schedule.

Parking Garages
Nearby parking is available in the Emens Parking Garage to the east of the auditorium. Entrances can be accessed off Riverside Avenue and Neely Avenue. This structure fills up quickly Monday through Thursday. Guests also may park in the McKinley Avenue Parking Garage (near the Music Instruction Building, across the street from Emens) at McKinley and Ashland Avenues, or in the Student Center Parking Garage near McKinley Avenue and Gilbert Street. There may be a nominal fee for parking in these structures.

Parking Lots
Some campus parking lots are open to visitors without charge at certain times on selected days. Please read the following restrictions carefully:

  • Red Zone Lots: Visitors may park in these lots after 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and anytime on weekends and university holidays.
  • Yellow Zone Lots: Visitors may park in these lots after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and anytime on weekends and university holidays.
  • Blue Zone Lots: Parking is restricted 24 hours a day, everyday.
  • Special Spaces: All parking spaces marked for people with disabilities are monitored 24 hours a day and are subject to a parking fine of $100 plus towing charges. All spaces marked "Special 97" require a specific university hang tag, are also monitored 24 hours a day, and are subject to a fine of $100 plus towing charges.

Drop-off Area
Circle Drive, located adjacent to Emens Auditorium, is police controlled. Individuals who have difficulty walking long distances can be dropped off along Circle Drive. The driver will be asked to vacate this area immediately in order to allow access to the shuttle buses and others needing this drop-off service.

Emens Auditorium
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm EST. Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-1539
Fax: 765-285-3719
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