Ball State’s University Police (UPD) tweeted out advice for people coming to the university to pick up their students before Ball State residence halls close 5 p.m. March 29.
- UPD will have extra officers working the residence halls between 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in an attempt to keep traffic moving.
- People may park at the residence halls without parking restrictions, but are requested not to park in handicap parking space, director's spaces or drives. People have also been asked to load their vehicles and move as soon as possible.
- Parents can go up to their student's room to help move out.
- Students don’t have to spend all of their dining plus prior to leaving. Ball State’s Dining Services and Housing are working on information for prorated left over funds. Students who are staying are discouraged from using up their dining plus and buying all the items.
- There are travel advisories being issued in counties all over the state. As of 1 p.m. Thursday, Delaware County and Muncie are not in a travel advisory. While travel advisories have been issued for nonessential travel, picking up your student would be considered essential travel.
In its tweet, UPD noted that the situation is fluid and changing by the hour.
This story will be updated.