Friday, August 19
First-Year Advising Center drop-in | North Quad (NQ) 339 from 8am-11am and 1pm-4pm
Stop by the First-Year Advising Center during our Welcome Week drop-in hours to address any fall semester schedule questions or concerns. Students can also get help by messaging their academic advisor directly through Navigate (https://bsu.navigate.eab.com). Student athletes or Honors College first-year students should contact those areas for assistance.
Active Shooter Training | REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS | Emens Auditorium at 2pm
Being prepared to respond during an emergency is an important part of campus safety. It includes learning and understanding critical skills and what to do and expect. Ball State’s University Police Department will lead this mandatory training session to prepare all new incoming students on the University’s emergency plans.
Student Center Programs Cardinal Street Fest | Various Locations on Campus from Noon-5pm
Welcome back Cardinals! Join Student Center Programs (University Programming Board and Late Nite @ Ball State) as we celebrate your return to campus with an afternoon full of fun. Students can enjoy attractions throughout campus including; a zip line, rock wall, food trucks, and much more. Attractions are free for students with a valid BSU ID. Food truck items can be purchased for $5 or less.
University Program Board (UPB) Grocery Bingo | Emens Auditorium event starts at 8pm.
You won’t want to miss UPB’s signature event, Grocery Bingo! Join us tonight in Emens Auditorium at 6:00pm to get your bingo card and prepare to win everything from spaghetti to peanut butter and anything in between.
USGBC Students Emerging Green Builders - Thrifted Planters Welcome Event | University Green (outside south CAP building entrance) from 4pm - 7pm
Meet and connect with the Emerging Green Builders Club Officers and learn about membership and this year’s exciting events! Follow our Instagram page and receive a thrifted / up-cycled mug with potting soil, a seed packet, and care instructions! Perfect for your dorm or apartment!
University Libraries Information Table | Bracken Library, Main Lobby | All Day
Stop by to get news about the University Libraries’ services as well as print and online resources that can help make your college career a success. Library personnel will be on hand to answer questions about resources, services, and employment opportunities. In addition, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. an outdoor table (on the north side of the library), weather permitting, will include additional information and free swag while supplies last. These events are open to all incoming students.
Explore Muncie's Hidden Gems | 4pm - 5:30pm
Ball State University has strong ties to the Muncie community and a long history of working alongside local nonprofits and neighborhoods to improve the city's quality of life. Join staff from Ball State's Office of Community Engagement on a tour of Muncie, highlighting past student-led projects. We'll stop along the way to visit with local nonprofit leaders and to explore Muncie's hidden gems.
Please use this link to register for the tour.
Christian Campus House: Friday Night Pancakes | 1411 W. Riverside | from 9pm - 1am
Come in and meet some of the student leaders and staff! We will be giving free pancakes!
Cardinal Catholic: Cardinal Catholic Coffee House | Saint Francis of Assisi Parish and Newman Center | 6pm - 8pm
Join us for a night of live music, ice cream, coffee, and friendship! Open to all, come as you are and be ready to have a blast!
The Navigators: Volleyball! | Noyer Volleyball Courts | from 6pm - 8pm
*Event will last Aug. 19 - 22*
Whether you're a volleyball legend or prefer to cheer from the sidelines, come play a game of (non-competitive) volleyball - no skill required! We would love to meet you!