Welcome to Ball State! 

We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and are ready to jump into an exciting year at Ball State. All students living on campus recieved an email via their Ball State account on July 20 with their housing assignment. We encourage students to log in to the housing portal using their BSU username and password to view further detailed information regarding their assignment, roommate details, and further instruction regarding move-in day.

Ball State Housing Portal

 

As a reminder, all students living on campus are required to certify they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR have received a compliant COVID-19 test result through Ball State’s required return to campus form before they can move into the residence halls. We also ask for those coming to campus to please abide by the university's COVID-19 protocols and wear a mask in any University building including all residence halls. We look forward to welcoming students back, safely, to our campus very soon!

Return to Campus Form

 

Move-In Days 2021

Standard plan students
Students can begin to move in starting Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22.
Halls Open at 9:00 a.m.

Please plan to move in at the time listed below that matches where your last name is in the alphabet.

  • A-F – 9-11 a.m.
  • G-L – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • M-Q – 1-3 p.m.
  • R-Z – 3-5 p.m.

We ask for those coming to campus to please abide by the university's COVID-19 protocols and wear a mask in any University building including all residence halls.

*If you are participating in a summer bridge program or are a part of an organization required to move in early you will receive specific information regarding move-in dates/times from the group/department lead.

Students can begin to move in starting Wednesday, August 18.
Halls Open at 9:00 a.m.

Please plan to move in at the time listed below that matches where your last name is in the alphabet.

  • A-F – 9-11 a.m.
  • G-L – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • M-Q – 1-3 p.m.
  • R-Z – 3-5 p.m.

We ask for those coming to campus to please abide by the university's COVID-19 protocols and wear a mask in any University building including all residence halls.

*If you are participating in a summer bridge program or are a part of an organization required to move in early you will receive specific information regarding move-in dates/times from the group/department lead.

Back by popular demand, the option for "Early Drop Off" is available again this year! This opportunity allows students to bring items to their residence hall prior to their actual move-in date, making the transition a bit easier.

Students MUST sign-up through the Housing Portal for an appointment time to take advantage of the Early Drop Off opportunity.

Tuesday, August 10

Wednesday, August 11

Thursday, August 12

Friday, August 13

 

Sign-Up for Early Drop Off 

Please note, Early Drop Off is not an opportunity for students to begin to physically live on campus earlier.

 

We ask for those coming to campus to please abide by the university's COVID-19 protocols and wear a mask in any University building including all residence halls.

 

Need help figuring out how to schedule an early drop-off time? Click the video featured to the right to watch step-by-step how to schedule a time for early drop-off on Star Rez.

 

*Early Drop Off is not available for students who already have an early arrival date. 

 
Schedule Drop Off

What to Expect on Move-In Day

A suggested time for arrival on move-in is listed in the tabs above. We kindly ask for everyone to try their best to abide by their assigned move-in time as they help manage move-in traffic, allow for staff and volunteers to accommodate every student and provide an enjoyable transition to life on campus.

The move-in process is straightforward, here's what to expect:

  1. Students will check-in through Ball State's Housing Portal on the student's actual move-in day. 
  2. After arrival on campus, someone from the student's assigned residence hall will greet them. 
  3. The student will then receive access to their room assignment, key, and any further pertinent information.
  4. Our staff will start the check-in process and will guide the student to get their key(s) and additional materials.
  5. Parents/friends/guardians will then begin to unload their vehicle in the designated area. If wanted, student volunteers will be readily available to assist with carrying and removing items from your vehicle. Housing and Residential Life staff will also be present on move-in day to help with the process and answer any questions.
  6. Once unloaded, the vehicle will need to be moved to the designated parking area as soon as possible to allow space for other students to unload.
  7. Once parked, items can be taken up to the room by hand or with the carts provided at each hall. Student volunteers will be readily available to assist with carrying and removing items from your vehicle if wanted.
 

What to Bring

The following list is full of recommendations to help you pack before your big move! Make sure to talk to your roommate before moving to avoid bringing two of everything. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Ball State! 

What to bring Checklist


Hall Specific Information and Directions

Each hall on campus has its own unique features and amenities. There are also many ways to get to campus, but we recommend the following directions for you to arrive at your residence hall with ease. For more information, select your hall below.

Baker/Klipple Amenities

Located in the center of campus, Baker/Klipple within Noyer Complex provides students with easy access to Bracken Library, academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Facility. On the main floor of the complex, students have access to Noyer Centre, a recently renovated dining location. Built with accessibility in mind, Baker/Klipple has many features that make this hall easily accessible to students with mobility limitations.

Baker/Klipple has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Stackable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed

Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Game room
  • Music room
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Lounges
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FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Trash Can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab) 

Noyer Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

Video Driving Directions

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave. Enter Noyer Drive on the left (Across from the Health Center)

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave. Enter Noyer Drive on the left (Across from the Health Center)

Botsford/Swinford Amenities

Located in the new north residential neighborhood, Botsford/Swinford provides students with easy access to academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Facility. Renovated in 2015, Botsford/Swinford is the home of the Communications and Emerging Media Living-Learning Communities.

Botsford/Swinford has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed
  • CCIM and Emerging Media Living Learning Community

Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Game room
  • Music room
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Lounges
  • Test kitchen
  • Media labs
  • Equipment room
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FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Trash can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab)

Botsford/Swinford Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

Video Driving Directions

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a right on the H2 parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a right on the H2 parking lot. 

DeHority Amenities

DeHority Complex is home to the Honors Living-Learning Community, where students enjoy top-notch housing in a four-story building for approximately 550 residents. It's also in a convenient location, close to the Ball Honors House, the home of the Honors College, as well as Bracken Library and several academic buildings.

DeHority has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed
  • Honors Living-Learning Community

Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Fitness room
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchenettes
  • Media room
  • Study lounges
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FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Trash can

Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab)


 


DeHority Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

Video Driving Directions

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Riverside Ave; take a right into the H-4 blue parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Riverside Ave; take a right into the H-4 blue parking lot. 

Howick/Williams Amenities

Located in the center of campus, Howick/Williams within Noyer Complex provides students with easy access to Bracken Library, academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. On the main floor of the complex, students have access to Noyer Centre, a recently renovated dining location. 

Howick/Williams has the following:

  • Non-Air Conditioned (if there is a medical need for an air conditioner, please follow the instructions here)
  • Stackable furniture
  • Community-style bathrooms
  • Coed

Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Game room
  • Music room
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Lounges
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Trash Can

Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab)

Noyer Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

Video Driving Directions

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave. Enter Noyer Drive on the left (Across from the Health Center) 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave. Enter Noyer Drive on the left (Across from the Health Center) 

Kinghorn Amenities

Kinghorn Hall features state-of-the-art technology and first-class amenities, including a multipurpose room and space for meetings and presentations, computer lab, fitness room, lounge space, and music practice room with recording space. Plus, you can easily customize your room with stackable furniture. Kinghorn also offers a variety of room types for students within the building.

Kinghorn has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed

Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Game room
  • Music room
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Lounges
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Trash can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in computer lab)
  • Macs (in computer lab)
  • Printer (in computer lab)

Kinghorn Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

Video Driving Directions

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a right at the stop sign onto Noyer Drive North; take a right into the H-9 blue parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a right at the stop sign onto Noyer Drive North; take a right into the H-9 blue parking lot. 

North Amenities

Located in the north residential neighborhood, North Residence Hall provides students with easy access to academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Facility.
Established in 2020, North Residence offers some of the most advance and unique features of any residence hall on campus. 

North has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed
  • STEM Living Learning Community

Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Fitness room
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchenettes
  • Study lounges
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Dresser
  • Trash can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab) 

Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

Video Driving Directions

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a left into the G1 Yellow Lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a left into the G1 Yellow Lot. 

North West Amenities

Located in the north residential neighborhood, North West Hall provides students with easy access to academic buildings, and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Facility. Established in 2021, North West offers some of the most advance and unique features of any residence hall on campus. 

North West has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed
  • Education Living Learning Community

Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Fitness room
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchenettes
  • Study lounges
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Dresser
  • Trash can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab)


Studebaker West Amenities

This residence hall, which houses 450 students, offers several amenities including a fitness center, a large computer lab/technology center, advanced laundry facilities, and air conditioning throughout the building.

Studebaker West has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Stackable furniture
  • Community style bathrooms
  • Coed
  • Social Sciences Living Learning Community

Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Game room
  • Music room
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Lounges
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Trash can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab)


Studebaker West
 Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

There is a video drive-through below to help you get to campus:

Video Drive-Through

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive.

Studebaker West Amenities

This residence hall, which houses 450 students, offers several amenities including a fitness center, a large computer lab/technology center, advanced laundry facilities, and air conditioning throughout the building.

Studebaker West has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Stackable furniture
  • Community style bathrooms
  • Coed
  • Social Sciences Living Learning Community

Amenities

hotel

FACILITIES

  • Game room
  • Music room
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Lounges
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Trash can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab)


Studebaker West
 Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

There is a video drive-through below to help you get to campus:

Video Drive-Through

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive.

Park Hall Amenities

With high-tech accommodations, the coed Park Hall is very popular with returning students. A centrally located desk creates a welcoming atmosphere at the same time that it helps ensure security. Surrounding the desk is artwork created by Ball State students, public art purchased specifically for Park Hall. Just beyond the main lobby, you can enjoy two-story lounges with open staircases. Rich woodwork and fireplaces with clusters of couches and chairs offer a cozy feel. Park Hall also offers students a variety of room types.

Park Hall has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed


Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Fitness room
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchenettes
  • Media room
  • Study lounges
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Trash can

Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab) 

Park Hall Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

Video Driving Directions

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Riverside Ave; take a right into the H-4 blue parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Riverside Ave; take a right into the H-4 blue parking lot. 

Schmidt/Wilson Amenities

Located in the new north residential neighborhood, Schmidt/Wilson provides students with easy access to academic buildings and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Renovated in 2017, Schmidt/Wilson is the home of the Theatre, Dance, and Design Living Learning Communities.

Schmidt/Wilson has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Coed
  • Art & Design and Theatre & Dance Living Learning Communities


Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Game room
  • Music room
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Lounges
  • Dance studio
  • Design studio
  • Black box theatre
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Dresser
  • Trash can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab)


Schmidt/Wilson Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

Video Driving Directions

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a right on the H2 parking lot. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 7 miles; take a right on Tillotson Ave; take a left on Bethel Ave; take a right onto McKinley Ave; take a right on the H2 parking lot. 

Studebaker East Amenities

The eight-story Studebaker East is home to 430 residents and was opened after extensive renovation in fall semester 2012. Studebaker East features central air conditioning as well as rectangular double rooms for students. Students also can take advantage of the multipurpose room and space for meetings and presentations, along with a computer lab, fitness room, two-story lounge spaces, a laundry facility that uses card readers, and a music practice room.

Studebaker East has the following:

  • Air Conditioned
  • Loftable/Bunkable furniture
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Humanities and Music Living Learning Community


Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Game room
  • Music room
  • Computer lab
  • Fitness room
  • Lounges
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Trash can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab)
  • Television (in lounges)


Studebaker East Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

There is a video drive-through below to help you get to campus:

Video Drive-Through

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive. 

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 N to Exit 241 IN-332; take a right onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left onto New York Ave; take a right onto Studebaker Drive.

Woodworth Amenities

Originally opened in 1956 and remodeled in 1993, the four-story Woodworth Complex houses 600 students in Brady, Wood, Crosley, and Rogers halls. One big plus to living in Woodworth Complex is that Woodworth Commons food court is just downstairs from your room. Woodworth Commons offers a variety of dining choices to fit almost any appetite. You can dine in a two-story atrium or one of the more cozy dining areas with couches and TVs.

Woodworth has the following:

  • Non-Air Conditioned (if there is a medical need for an air conditioner, please follow the instructions here)
  • Stackable furniture
  • Community-style bathrooms
  • Coed
  • Nursing and Health Professionals Living Learning Community

Amenities

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FACILITIES

  • Fitness room
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchenettes
  • Study lounge
Bed Icon

FURNITURE

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Trash can
Laptop Icon

TECHNOLOGY

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wired Internet
  • PCs (in Computer Lab)
  • Macs (in Computer Lab)
  • Printer (in Computer Lab)


Woodworth Walkthrough


Driving Directions

Please follow the directions below to avoid construction and road closures. If new construction or delays arise, updated directions will be posted on the day of move-in.

A full video drive-through can be viewed below.

Video Drive-Through

If traveling south down I-69 from Fort Wayne:

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left on Noyer Drive, proceed to Woodworth Circle following signage.

If traveling north up I-69 from Indianapolis: 

I-69 S to Exit 241 IN-332; take a left onto IN-332 S for 8 miles and take a right onto Wheeling Ave; take a right on Neely Ave; take a left on Noyer Drive, proceed to Woodworth Circle following signage.

Frequently Asked Questions

A full list of our policies can be found here.

Residence Hall Policies

Following the conclusion of orientation, all students will receive an email via their Ball State account including:

  • Details regarding hall assignment
  • Roommate assignment with contact information

If you have not received an email by July 22 please contact our office at 765-285-8000.  

Our office tries our best to place all incoming students in their respective communities, but there are occasions when we are not able to do so. Some reasons include housing deposit date, space availability, and roommate preference.

If you have questions, please contact our office at 765-285-8000.  

The majority of our fantastic residence halls offer central air conditioning however, Woodworth and Howick/Williams hall in Noyer are the only housing locations on campus without A/C. 

We understand that some students with medical needs may require air conditioning in buildings without central air. For this reason, students with written authorization from the Office of Housing and Residence Life may rent air conditioners for their residence hall rooms.

The yearly rental fee is $150, which includes installation, and your Student Financial Services account will be charged in September for the yearly fee. 

Download the student request and medical verification forms (requires Adobe Acrobat). Feel free to contact our office for copies of both forms and for additional information.

Once the forms are received, a review of the information will be made, and our office will respond as soon as possible. An air conditioning contract will be mailed to you upon approval. Completed forms must be postmarked no later than July 1 in order to ensure installation in your room before move-in. Should your form arrive after July 1, it may take up to two weeks after move-in before installation may occur.

How to Request an Air Conditioner

  1. Complete a Student Request for Air Conditioner form.

  2. Take a Medical Verification Form to your appropriate licensed health care professional to complete. (Sorry, we're unable to accept a prescription from the physician, and a physician must complete the form in its entirety.)

  3. Mail or Fax the completed Student Request Form and completed Medical Verification Form from a licensed physician to the following address:

    Director
    Ball State University Housing and Residence Life
    North Dining Hall
    Muncie, IN 47306
    Fax: 765-285-3743

  4. After your information is received and reviewed, you will be asked to sign a contract from our office.

As part of the accommodation process, you may be interviewed. Remember, a request for an accommodation will not be considered without current medical verification of the medical condition and necessity of requested accommodations.

*Please do not bring a roll-away or freestanding air conditioning unit for your room as these will NOT be allowed. Plan to request an air conditioner from our office and follow the established program in place.

Lofting your bed can be a great utilization of the space in your room! Learn how to adjust stackable furniture by watching the video below that's suitable to your residence hall.

Loft Type 1

Kinghorn, Park, Studebaker East, DeHority, Botsford/Swinford, and Schmidt/Wilson

Loft Type 2

Woodworth and Baker/Klipple 

Loft Type 3

Palmer/Davidson and Painter/Whitcraft

Every residence hall room includes:

  • 2 beds
  • 2 desks
  • 2 chairs
  • Garbage can
  • Dresser space
  • 1 ethernet outlet
  • 2 closets or wardrobes
  • Window Treatments

Bedloft.com has fridge/freezer/microwave combination appliances available. Orders should be placed by the pre-order deadline, August 1, 2021.

By renting and having it pre-delivered, can ensure a smoother and safer move-in process for all students. Pre-ordering your fridge also allows it to be delivered prior to move-in.

For product information and ordering, please visit www.MyCollegeFridge.com.  

During the ordering process, you will be prompted to enter your room number. Since this is not given until move-in day, enter "0" for your room number and BedLoft will coordinate with our office to arrange the delivery.

Fridge/microwave combo units are scheduled to be delivered to student's residence hall rooms August 10-11.

For more information regarding fridge/microwave combo units, visit MyCollegeFridge.com.