students participating in weeks of welcome activitiesAt Ball State, we know how important it is for your transition to include a variety of experiences that help you connect to the people, places, and traditions that will help you be successful in your first year and beyond. We have moved beyond a single week of activities to Weeks of Welcome because there are so many experiences we want to introduce you to, it will take a lot more than one week.

We encourage all students new to campus to attend these optional (unless otherwise noted) events to make the most of their first six weeks on campus. These events will provide the following...

  • Cardinal Spirit–generating school spirit for BSU Athletics and Student Organizations
  • Campus Geography–familiarizing students with campus locations
  • Academic Focus/Motivation–gearing up for college academic success
  • Campus Culture–acclimating students to independent life, inclusive environments, and BSU culture and traditions
  • Campus Resources–introducing important student services which promote safety, health, and belonging
  • Social–students meeting students; having FUN!

You can find a list of event dates and descriptions for Weeks of Welcome below. You can also use our campus map to find each event on campus.

Welcome Week pictures

Weeks of Welcome Events

August 15 – September 28, 2024

Not only do we have events going on during the first week of the semester, but we also have events through September! Check out our campus event schedule below.

If you need an accommodation to participate in any of these events, please contact Disability Services or the event hosts directly.

Week 1
Monday, August 12 - Sunday, August 18

Wednesday, August 14

7pm - 9pm - Welcome to the Neighborhoods - Various Locations Outside and Around the Residence Halls - (Hosted by Housing and Residence Life)

Visit the different residence hall neighborhoods for a variety of games, food, and fun! Visit the Noyer Lawn for games out on the yard. Studebaker East for volleyball, crafts, ice cream, and snacks. Park Hall Multipurpose Room has popcorn, snow cones, and Ball jar decorating. Join us outside DeHority (DeHority Beach) for lawn games. The yard area between Botsford/Swinford and Beyerl Hall will have s'mores, snow cones, music, and yard games. We hope to see you there! Ask your RA for more details. 

Thursday, August 15

9pm - 10pm - Chirp! Chirp! (Tradition Event)—Worthen Arena

Hosted by Ball State Athletics. Join Director of Athletics, Jeff Mitchell, for an introduction to Ball State Athletics! Meet the teams, learn the fight song, and see first-hand what it’s like to be a Ball State Cardinal! Mandatory for all incoming students. Contact Kevin Mulaney (kevin.mullaney@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

4pm - 6pm - Honors College First-Year Convocation - Emens Auditorium (Hosted by the Honors College)

Mandatory event for all first-year honors students to celebrate their admission to the Honors College, as well as share future opportunities for honors students at Ball State.

7pm - 8:30pm - Housing and Residence Life Floor Meeting - Various locations around your Residence Hall, ask your RA where your specific floor/community is meeting (Hosted by Housing and Residence Life)

Welcome to your home in our residence halls! Please attend the introduction floor meeting. You will meet your RA, get to know other residents in your community, and learn hall policies. All students who are moved-in should attend this meeting. It will take place in various locations around your residence hall, so make sure to ask your RA for the location of your specific community's meeting.

 

Friday, August 16

10am - 11am - Coffee with the Transfer Center—Student Center Starbucks (Hosted by the Office of Admissions: Transfer Center)

Attention, transfer students! Indulge in a complimentary coffee courtesy of the Transfer Center at the Student Center before embarking on a delightful day full of activities, where we joyfully celebrate our incoming students. Seize this golden chance to forge connections, delve into the vibrant offerings of Ball State, and make the most out of your university experience! Contact Bailey Morgan (blmorgan3@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

11am - 2pm - Student Employment Engagement—Scramble Light (Hosted by the Career Center)

This event will be to inform students about Student Employment. It will be a time for students to ask questions. They will be able to get all the information needed to start applying for jobs as well as learn about the employment paperwork that is required. Contact Maija Thompson (mjlewis@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

1pm - 3pm - Commuter Kick-Off: Get Connected and Get Giveaways—University Green, near Frog Baby (Hosted by the University College)

Commuters: Stop by the Commuter Success tables on University Green near Frog Baby to connect with the Commuter Success staff, get giveaways, play Ball State BINGO to win a hammock, and learn about campus resources. Contact Laura Pittman (lpittman@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

3pm - 5pm - Student Organization Activity Fair—Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation Center (Hosted by the Office of Student Life)

Come join us at the Activity Fair to learn more about the over 300 student organizations on Ball State's campus as a part of Weeks of Welcome. Representatives from over 100 student organizations will be present at this event. Contact Abby Haworth (anhaworth@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

8pm - 11pm - Rock the Halls—Beyerl Residence Hall, DeHority Beach, Noyer Lawn (Hosted by Housing and Residence Life)

Your Residence Hall Association is hosting a celebratory event to kick off the school year with obstacle courses and bounce houses, volleyball, spikeball, yard games. Snacks, ice cream and popcorn, music, and more! Open to all students. Contact the Residence Hall Association (rha@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

Saturday, August 17

10am - 3pm - Pokemon Go! to the Greenhouse - BSU Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and Environmental Education Center - (Hosted by the Biology Department)

Scavenger hunt, games, and more about Pokémon & their real-life inspirations. Open to all ages, houseplant giveaway while supplies last.

2:45pm - 4pm - Freshman Convocation (Tradition Event)—Emens Auditorium (Hosted by the Office of the President)

The Freshman Convocation is the University’s official first Academic event for new students at Ball State. President Geoffrey S. Mearns and Provost Anand Marri will formally welcome new students to campus, speak about the exciting year ahead, and recognize the enduring values of our University: “excellence, integrity, social responsibility, respect and gratitude” as symbolized by our iconic Beneficence. Mandatory for all incoming students. Contact Stephanie Arrington (skarrington@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

4pm - 5:30pm - Academic Affairs Social (Tradition Event)—Quad (Hosted by Academic Affairs)

Join us in the quad following Freshman Convocation for free ice cream and the chance to meet with faculty and current students from all academic colleges. Meet your future faculty and peers or explore new academic opportunities. Contact Olivia Vecchiolli (obvecchiolli@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

Sunday, August 18

2:45pm - 4:30pm - Take Flight: Foundations to Thrive at Ball State (Tradition Event)—Emens Auditorium (Hosted by Student Affairs)

Join us on Sunday to learn more about student wellness opportunities and safety procedures at Ball State University. Mandatory for all incoming students. Contact Olivia Vecchiolli (obvecchiolli@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

4:30pm - 5:30pm - CAP First Year - Architecture Building / Atrium First Floor - (Hosted by the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning)

CAP First-Year Welcome Reception.

7pm - 8:30pm - Residence Hall Floor Meeting: Roommate and Community Agreements - Various Locations Around Your Residence Hall, Ask your RA for your Community/Floor Location (Hosted by Housing and Residence Life)

Please attend the Roommate Agreement and Community Agreement meeting in your residence hall. This will set the expectations for the year of the community and within your own room. Even if you and your roommate are very close, this agreement is important to talk through things you may not have thought about. This is an opportunity to get to know your neighbors and let your voice be heard in your community. All students who are living in the residence halls should attend this meeting. It will take place in various locations around the halls. Ask your RA for your meeting's location. 

MONDAY, August 19 - SUNDAY, August 25

Monday, August 19

11am - 2pm - "GO GREEK!" Tabling - Scramble Light (Hosted by Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life)

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will be tabling at the Scramble Light and passing out information on how to join a fraternity or sorority. If you are interested and have questions, feel free to stop by and ask and to grab some of our new merch items for FREE!

Various Times - First Day of Classes Photo Opportunity - Various Locations around the Residence Halls (Hosted by Housing and Residence Life) 

Look for advertising around your residence hall or ask your RA for when your hall staff will host this opportunity to take a first day of classes photo. Fill out the board of information and take a picture with it to remember your first day of classes as a Ball State University Student!

Tuesday, August 20

11am - 1pm - Ball State Jump Rope Club / Jump With Us! - Scramble Light - (Hosted by the Ball State Jump Rope Club)

Come jump rope with members of Ball State Jump Rope Club!

3:30pm - 4:30pm - Study Abroad / Away Interest Party - Rinker Center for Global Affairs (1st floor of SC) - (Hosted by the Study Abroad Office) 

Welcome to Ball State, now let's talk about getting you on a study away program! Enjoy some popcorn while you meet the study abroad team and learn about some of your study abroad options!

5pm - 6pm - FSL 101—Student Center, Cardinal Hall A&B (Hosted by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life)

Fraternity and Sorority Life 101. This is an hour-long informational session to go over everything FSL related. During this time, we introduce all our councils and chapters on campus. We talk about how to get involved, what recruitment looks like, the benefits of joining an organization, and more! We have students from our organizations join us to present and answer all questions. Contact Zachariah Brumfield (zsbrumfield@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

5pm - 9pm - Dance Marathon: Back to School Bash - University Green (Hosted by Office of Student Life) 

Ball State Dance Marathon will welcome students back with fun events and information about ways to get involved with the organization!

Wednesday, August 21

11am - 2pm - University College Welcome Fair—North Quad Lawn (Hosted by University College)

Come to the North Quad Lawn to meet University College staff, play yard games, have some refreshments and meet the staff. University College includes Academic Advising, Commuter Success, the Learning Center, First Year Experience, Student Athlete Support Services, and Student Success Coaching. We’ll be playing corn hole, giant Jenga, spike ball, giant connect 4, and others. We hope to see you there! Contact Laura Pittman (lpittman@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

2pm - 4pm - New Student Welcome - Departments of Anthropology, History, and Women's, Gender, and African American Studies - SC Cardinal Hall C

New Student Welcome!

3pm - 5pm - Get to Know the Counseling Center - Scramble Light

 Join us at the Scramble Light, where you can drop by anytime to meet therapists from the Counseling Center and learn about the valuable resources that are available to you to support your mental health. Stop by our information table to get insights on mental health support, grab a stress ball, and have an opportunity to engage with us on social media. Whether you have questions, need resources, or just want to learn more about us, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect and take a step towards better mental wellness.

4pm - 6pm - Meet the Greeks—University Green (Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life)

Welcome to all! Come join our community on University Green to learn more about Fraternity and Sorority Life. Each of our chapters on campus will be here tabling and sharing information about their chapters and how to get involved. This is an informal meet and greet! Contact Zachariah Brumfield (zsbrumfield@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

 

Thursday, August 22

4pm - 5pm - Transfer Thursday Student Panel - Lucina Hall: Room 105 (Hosted by the Office of Admissions: Transfer Center)

Are you a transfer student eager to ensure a successful journey at Ball State? Join us for an enriching transfer student panel discussion, where you can gain valuable tips and insights from current, accomplished transfer students who will openly share their experiences, triumphs, and advice. Get all your questions answered and set yourself up for a thriving college experience! Contact Bailey Morgan (blmorgan3@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

6m - 7pm - Multicultural Center's Welcome Celebration - University Green (Hosted by the Multicultural Center)

The Multicultural Center is back for our annual Welcome Back Celebration! There will be free food, games, and multiple student organizations there to show you how to get involved on campus. Contact Sydney Huynh (sydney.huynh@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

6pm - 7pm - 21st Century Scholar Symposium - Student Center Ballroom (Hosted by Cardinal Central)

The 21st Century Scholars Symposium is a mandatory event for all incoming freshmen with a 21st Century Scholar award. During this event we will review scholar requirements, program expectations, and introduce you to campus staff and resources dedicated to your success.

7pm - 10pm - Sorority PNM Movie Night - North Quad (Hosted by Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life)

Any student who is interested in joining a sorority can come out and join us for a movie night on the Quad! We will have our executive board members ready to answer any questions about recruitment, while providing a space for you to meet other students who are interested in joining, or who have already registered for recruitment.

Saturday, August 24

3pm - 7pm - $2 Tour of the Village - The Village / Calvert to Dill Street - (Hosted by the Office of Community Engagement)

Come to the Village for a street festival with $2 samples from from the local businesses, music, entertainment and prizes! 

3pm - 7pm - Village Tours - Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and Nature Lab After-Hours - BSU Rinard Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center - (Hosted by the Biology Department)

Join us for free during the $2 Village Tour to explore the ROGH and EEC.

MONDAY, August 26 - SUNDAY, September 1

Monday, August 26

1pm - 4pm -  Student Success Open House - CCIM Student Success Center (Ball Communication Building 204) - (Hosted by Student Success and Belonging)

At our Student Success Open House, it's not just about learning; it's about doing. Explore the resources and support services available to help you succeed academically and personally. Meet with student success staff and academic advisors who are dedicated to your success. Learn about tutoring services, study groups, internship opportunities, and more. There will also be interactive stations where students can participate in activities to enhance their study skills and time management strategies. It's a hands-on approach to your academic journey.

5pm - 6pm - FSL 101—Student Center, Cardinal Hall A&B (Hosted by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life)

Fraternity and Sorority Life 101. This is an hour-long informational session to go over everything FSL related. During this time, we introduce all of our councils and chapters on campus. We talk about how to get involved, what recruitment looks like, the benefits of joining an organization, and more! We have students from our organizations join us to present and answer all questions. Contact Zachariah Brumfield (zsbrumfield@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

5pm - 6pm - DA Lecture Dissertation: Ioanna Nikou - Sursa Performance Hall - (Hosted by School of Music)

 

Tuesday, August 27

9am - 11am - Donuts with the Dean - CCIM Lobby - (Hosted by Student Success and Belonging)

Kick off the semester with a warm welcome from our Dean over donuts! This informal gathering provides an excellent opportunity for students to meet the new Dean, faculty, and staff. More than just a chance to enjoy some delicious donuts, this event is a unique opportunity to ask questions, share your expectations for the semester, and connect with your peers in a relaxed and friendly environment.

10am - 2pm - Commuter Success Welcome —Arts and Journalism Building/Atrium (outside of Barnes and Noble) (Hosted by the University College, Commuter Success Program)

Stop by the Atrium (right outside of the bookstore) anytime on Tuesday or Wednesday between 10 am and 2 pm to connect with our peer mentors, student success coaches, and other commuter staff. Learn about resources for commuters. Pick up a commuter welcome kit. And hear about all our events/activities for the Fall Semester! Contact Laura Pittman (lpittman@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

2pm - 3pm - Meet and Greet with the Advisors—University Green (Hosted by the Academic Advising)

Stop by University Green anytime between 2-3 p.m. to connect with your academic advisor. This is a great time to meet your academic advisor if you haven't met them yet OR to just stop by and say hello. Contact Dani Witzigreuter (dlwitzigreu2@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

5pm - 8pm - Miller College Of Business Networking Bash (Sponsored by the Center for Professional Selling) - Clubhouse @ Accutech - Downtown Muncie (Shuttle Provided)

Join your fellow Cardinals and industry professionals at the Clubhouse @ Accutech in Downtown Muncie for a night of networking and fun. The Clubhouse @ Accutech has 5 golf simulators (with other games), ping pong tables, and other activities for everyone to enjoy. Shuttles will be provided from the Miller College of Business to downtown. Food, games, and networking are provided free of charge for all students. If you are a business major, minor, or undecided, this is a great opportunity for you to meet new friends, learn more about the Miller College of Business, and have a fun evening in downtown Muncie. 

6pm - 9pm - Sorority PNM Tote Bag Painting - University Green (Hosted by Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life) 

Any student who is interested in joining a sorority can come out and join us for a night of tote bag painting! We will have our executive board members ready to answer any questions about recruitment, while providing a space for you to meet other students who are interested in joining, or who have already registered for recruitment.

Wednesday, August 28

9am - 3pm - SVS Recruitment Fair - Student Center Cardinal Halls and Terrace Lounge (Hosted by Office of Student Life) 

40+ local non-profit agencies will be present to talk with students about their volunteer opportunities. SVS will have a bank of computers ready to help students to become registered for any/all volunteer opportunity they are interested in.

10am - 2pm - Commuter Success Welcome—Arts and Journalism Building/Atrium (outside of Barnes and Noble) (Hosted by the University College, Commuter Success Program)

Stop by the Atrium (right outside of the bookstore) anytime on Tuesday or Wednesday between 10 am and 2 pm to connect with our peer mentors, student success coaches, and other commuter staff. Learn about resources for commuters. Pick up a commuter welcome kit. And hear about all our events/activities for the Fall Semester! Contact Laura Pittman (lpittman@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

4pm - 6pm - BEGINNINGS: Exhibition Opening Reception - Griner Gallery - (Hosted by the School of Art) 

Opening Reception and Awards for BEGINNINGS Student Show. 

6pm - 7pm - CCIM's Super Party - Registration is on the first floor of the Art and Journalism building. The student organizations will be set up on the 2nd floor of the Art and Journalism, Ball Communication, and Letterman buildings and the lobby of the Letterman building - (Hosted by Outreach and Engagement) 

CCIM's Spring Super Party is back and is one of the best evening events of the semester! Explore, connect, and engage with the 35+ student organizations within the College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM). Students from all majors are welcome to join, offering more ways than ever to find the organizations that fit your interests and career aspirations. In the true spirit of Super Party, we will keep the event extra fun with giveaways, free pizza, and a classic cakewalk in the Letterman lobby.

Thursday, August 29

10am - 11am - Meet and Greet with the Advisors *ZOOM* - (Hosted by Academic Advising)

Zoom: https://bsu.zoom.us/j/97518663307?pwd=R0ZVcWhDdlV1K1pwckdFMEI5Zk50UT09 

Virtual opportunity for students to meet our academic advisors.

10am - 12pm - Get to Know the Counseling Center - Scramble Light

Join us at the Scramble Light, where you can drop by anytime to meet therapists from the Counseling Center and learn about the valuable resources that are available to you to support your mental health. Stop by our information table to get insights on mental health support, grab a stress ball, and have an opportunity to engage with us on social media. Whether you have questions, need resources, or just want to learn more about us, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect and take a step towards better mental wellness.

1pm - 2pm - Transfer Thursday—Indiana Connection Lounge, Career Center, Lucina Hall Room 220 (Hosted by the Office of Admissions: Transfer Center & the Career Center)

Attention, transfer students! Step into the Indiana Connection Lounge and be part of our enriching academic success workshop. Discover a wealth of tools and resources generously provided by the Career Center, guiding you towards a bright future in your chosen career path. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to empower your academic journey and receive thoughtful tokens of appreciation. Join us and embrace a world of possibilities! Contact Bailey Morgan (blmorgan3@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

1pm - 2pm - Virtual Meet & Greet with the Advisors (Through Zoom) — Zoom: https://bsu.zoom.us/j/97518663307?pwd=R0ZVcWhDdlV1K1pwckdFMEI5Zk 50UT0 (Hosted by Academic Advising)

Connect with your academic advisor virtually (through Zoom) at your convenience. Just login anytime on August 29 between 10 am and 2 pm to "see" your advisor through Zoom. This is a great way to meet your academic advisor if you haven't met before or to just say "hello" if you have! Contact Dani Witzigreuter (dlwitzigreu2@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

4pm - 4:30pm - Study Abroad 101 - Yuhas Room (SC 102) - (Hosted by Rinker Center for Global Affairs)

Welcome to Ball State, now let's talk about getting you on a study away program! We will go over the basics of studying away and highlight some of our favorite programs students can participate in. A great chance to meet the study abroad team and get your questions answered! Sign up for the session here: https://outlook.office.com/book/StudyAbroadAdvising@BallState.onmicrosoft.com/s/mzgt0R3-hkKqVHvuqkBGRg2?login_hint

6pm - 8pm - Vision Board Creation Night - CCIM Creative Lounge (CCIM Lobby) - (Hosted by Student Success and Belonging) 

At our Vision Board Creation Night, visualize your goals and dreams for the semester and beyond. This event provides all the materials you need to create a personalized vision board, including magazines, markers, stickers, and poster boards. It's a fun and creative way to set your intentions, stay motivated, and connect with fellow students. Light refreshments will be provided! These events aim to create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for new and returning students and staff/faculty, fostering community and belonging within the CCIM while providing resources and inspiration for a successful academic journey.

Saturday, August 31

2pm - 7pm - Muncie Pride Shuttle Service - Canon Commons - (Hosted by College of Health)

The College of Health is pleased to once again sponsor the shuttle service to Muncie Pride. As a warm, inclusive and wonderful place to study, we want our students to know that they are welcome here in our college. To begin the semester off right, we encourage everyone to utilize the shuttle service to attend one of Muncie’s largest summer events. With numerous vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment, you don’t want to miss it! The shuttle will make a continuous loop between North Dining, the HB building, and the downtown Caffeinery between 2-7pm. The last time to board the shuttle at the Caffeinery to be brought back to campus will be 7pm. For questions, please contact COHSSC@BSU.EDU This service is open to all BSU students! We hope to see you there! 

MONDAY, September 2 - SUNDAY, September 8

Tuesday, September 3

10am - 8pm - Learning Center Munchies Week— North Quad 350 (Hosted by the Learning Center)

Learning Center Munchies Week: Come to the LC to meet with a tutor or learn more about our programming -- and grab a snack or drink while you are here! Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm and Friday 10am - 2pm. Tuesday, 9/4: Tootsie Tuesday; Wednesday, 9/5: Watchamacallit Wednesday; Thursday, 9/6: Thursday Thursday (water & pop); Friday, 9/7: Fritos Friday. Contact Jenny Haley (jhaley@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

11am - 2pm - Discover High Impact Practices - Art & Journalism Concourse - First Floor (in front of BSU Bookstore) - (Hosted by Office of Research)

Promotion of Immersive Learning, Study Abroad, and Undergraduate Research Programs.

6pm - 8pm - Interfraternity Council (IFC) Cook Off— University Green (Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life)

Welcome to all interested in joining a fraternity. Come stop by University Green to meet all of our Interfraternity Council fraternities on campus. Each of our chapters will be cooking/grilling food for you to eat and judge. This is an informal meet and greet with food, yard games, and music! Contact Tianna Pride (tianna.pride@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

Wednesday, September 4

10am - 8pm - Learning Center Munchies Week— North Quad 350 (Hosted by the Learning Center)

Learning Center Munchies Week: Come to the LC to meet with a tutor or learn more about our programming -- and grab a snack or drink while you are here! Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm and Friday 10am - 2pm. Tuesday, 9/4: Tootsie Tuesday; Wednesday, 9/5: Watchamacallit Wednesday; Thursday, 9/6: Thursday Thursday (water & pop); Friday, 9/7: Fritos Friday. Contact Jenny Haley (jhaley@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

12pm - 7pm - Meet the Learning Center— Arts and Journalism Building (Hosted by the Learning Center)

Visit us at our table in the Atrium to get a bag full of moderately cool stuff, learn about the Learning Center, and maybe even sign up for tutoring (free t-shirt if you do!). Contact Jenny Haley (jhaley@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

5:30pm - 7:30pm - In My Coloring Era - Atrium - (Hosted by the Counseling Center)

It's time to enter your Coloring Era. Join the Counseling Center in the Atrium and pick up your FREE Counseling Center coloring book! You can also join us in creating a large community coloring page that will be displayed at the Counseling Center upon completion. Coloring books will be guaranteed for the first 100 students at the event.

Thursday, September 5

10am - 8pm - Learning Center Munchies Week— North Quad 350 (Hosted by the Learning Center)

Learning Center Munchies Week: Come to the LC to meet with a tutor or learn more about our programming -- and grab a snack or drink while you are here! Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm and Friday 10am - 2pm. Tuesday, 9/4: Tootsie Tuesday; Wednesday, 9/5: Watchamacallit Wednesday; Thursday, 9/6: Thursday Thursday (water & pop); Friday, 9/7: Fritos Friday. Contact Jenny Haley (jhaley@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

Friday, September 6

10am - 2pm - Learning Center Munchies Week— North Quad 350 (Hosted by the Learning Center)

Learning Center Munchies Week: Come to the LC to meet with a tutor or learn more about our programming -- and grab a snack or drink while you are here! Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm and Friday 10am - 2pm. Tuesday, 9/4: Tootsie Tuesday; Wednesday, 9/5: Watchamacallit Wednesday; Thursday, 9/6: Thursday Thursday (water & pop); Friday, 9/7: Fritos Friday. Contact Jenny Haley (jhaley@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

Monday, September 9 - SUNDAY, September 15

Monday, September 9

4pm - 4:30pm  - Study Abroad 101 - Yuhas Room (SC 102) - (Hosted by Rinker Center for Global Affairs)

Welcome to Ball State, now let's talk about getting you on a study away program! We will go over the basics of studying away and highlight some of our favorite programs students can participate in. A great chance to meet the study abroad team and get your questions answered! Sign up for the session here: https://outlook.office.com/book/StudyAbroadAdvising@BallState.onmicrosoft.com/s/mzgt0R3-hkKqVHvuqkBGRg2?login_hint

7pm - 8:30pm - Red Zone Bingo - Beyerl Hall Firepit (Rain location is the Schmidt/Wilson Lobby Lobby) - (Hosted by Housing and Residence Life)

Come play one of the 30-minute rounds of BINGO games at 7:30PM and 8PM. Prizes for winners! The BINGO games are hosted by Health Promotions and Advocacy where you will learn about personal safety, campus resources, and what the "Red Zone" of the semester is while playing the game. Start gathering at 7PM before the first round of BINGO at 7:30 to get your spot.

Tuesday, September 10

11am - 1pm - Coaches Carnival on University Green— University Green (Hosted by the Office of Student Success Coaching)

Join us for the Coaches Carnival on University Green on Tuesday, September 10 anytime between 11 am and 1 pm. Stop by for some free carnival food and play some carnival-like games to learn all about the Student Success Coaching office and how we can help you be successful at Ball State. We promise no clowns will be in attendance! Bring a friend and pick up some free stuff. Contact Laura Pittman (lpittman@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

2pm - 4pm - Get to Know the Counseling Center - Scramble Light

Join us at the Scramble Light, where you can drop by anytime to meet therapists from the Counseling Center and learn about the valuable resources that are available to you to support your mental health. Stop by our information table to get insights on mental health support, grab a stress ball, and have an opportunity to engage with us on social media. Whether you have questions, need resources, or just want to learn more about us, this event is the perfect opportunity to connect and take a step towards better mental wellness.

7:30pm - 8:30pm - Excellence in Leadership Speaker Series Presents: An Evening with Kelly Gordon—Pruis Hall (Hosted by Excellence in Leadership)

Join us for an evening keynote with Superyacht Captain and Ball State alumna, Kelly J. Gordon. Captain Kelly J. Gordon is an accomplished motor yacht captain whose start was far from the water as she grew up on a farm in a small town in Indiana. It was her drive to succeed, learn, and thirst for adventure that led her to a career in yachting. Now, Captain Kelly Gordon shares with you that story about her unusual path to yachting, her determination to reach her goals, and education to help you achieve your dreams. Captain Kelly is a Superyacht role model, mentor and educator who provides access to relevant educational resources for superyachting professionals. She produces upliftment programs, workshops, and speaking engagements designed to expand minds and capture hearts. Contact Olivia Vecchiolli (obvecchiolli@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

7pm - 8:30pm - Red Zone Bingo--Central Neighborhood - Noyer Lawn (Rain Location Kinghorn MPR) - (Hosted by Housing and Residence Life)

Come play one of the 30-minute rounds of BINGO games at 7:30PM and 8PM. Prizes for winners! The BINGO games are hosted by Health Promotions and Advocacy where you will learn about personal safety, campus resources, and what the "Red Zone" of the semester is while playing the game. Start gathering at 7PM before the first round of BINGO at 7:30 to get your spot.

 

Wednesday, September 11

7pm - 8:30pm - Red Zone BINGO-- South Neighborhood - DeHority Beach (Rain Location, DeHority X-Hall) - (Hosted by Housing and Residence Life)

Come play one of the 30-minute rounds of BINGO games at 7:30PM and 8PM. Prizes for winners! The BINGO games are hosted by Health Promotions and Advocacy where you will learn about personal safety, campus resources, and what the "Red Zone" of the semester is while playing the game. Start gathering at 7PM before the first round of BINGO at 7:30 to get your spot.

Thursday, September 12

5pm - 8pm - FAME (Fall Arts and Music Extravaganza) -- Brown Family Amphitheater (Hosted by the College of Fine Arts)

Preview upcoming Theatre and Dance productions, music ensembles; art by SOA students will be available for purchase; meet CFA clubs and student organizations; food trucks; CFA t-shirts/swag. Contact Stephanie Haglund (stephanie.haglund@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event. 

10am - 2pm - National Day of Encouragement: Get Some and Give Some! -- Art and Journalism Building (Hosted by the office of Student Success Coaching)

Join the Student Success Coaches on the National Day of Encouragement. Stop by the Atrium (right outside the bookstore) to get some encouraging words (or share some of your own). And take a minute to make your own encouragement bracelet to keep or give to a friend. Contact Laura Pittman (lpittman@bsu.edu) for accommodations for this event.

Saturday, September 14

10am - 3pm - Pollinator Party - BSU Rinard Orchid Greenhouse & Environmental Education Center - (Hosted by the Biology Department) 

Buzz over to the EEC, Christy Woods, and the ROGH to learn about our pollinator pals.