Ball State University students return to campus for the Spring semester in mid-January. The University continues to take steps to advance the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Our plans and additional resources for all in the Ball State community are found on this page.

Student Pre-Arrival Testing Requirement for Spring 2021

Students living in residence halls on campus or taking at least one on-campus class are required to submit a COVID-19 test result prior to returning to campus. Read the full protocol, find answers to questions, and submit your results (on or after January 8). 

Information on Getting Tested

If your health care provider has determined that you are symptomatic for COVID-19, you may be tested through the IU Health partnership. Testing appointments are available seven days a week. However, if you have been advised to be tested and you currently do not have symptoms, there are other testing options available.

Find Testing Info

Self-Report Positive Results

Students, faculty, and staff who received positive test results from any provider other than the University's Student Health Center or IU Health must self-report that they have tested positive through the Ball State COVID-19 self-reporting form. (Those who are tested at the Student Health Center do not need to complete this form.)

Complete the Form

COVID-19 Dashboard

Our dashboard, which is updated each day, includes information from Ball State University faculty, staff, and students who have been tested for COVID-19 through Ball State’s health center and those tested via our partnership with IU Health. The dashboard also provides data on positive cases from other sources, primarily self-reporting.

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