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News 8/20/2021, 12:00pm

Places to stay in Muncie

Note: COVID-19 might affect availability of amenities and rooms among other things. Prices reflected may vary. Check individually with hotels to confirm prices and details.


News 8/20/2021, 12:00pm

Ball State bucket list

With different events and landmarks accessible all year round, Ball State and Muncie are prime destinations for low-cost activities for everyone to enjoy. Here's a list of 50 bucket list items to complete by the time you graduate.


News 8/20/2021, 12:00pm

Alternative ways to make money

On and off-campus jobs aren’t the only ways to make some extra cash while in college. There are plenty of options for those who want more money, but not a full-time job.


News 8/20/2021, 12:00pm

How to make use of the Career Center for employment and internships

Ball State’s Career Center, located in Lucina Hall, is full of a variety of resources for all students to take advantage of from when they first come to campus through when they graduate. According to the Career Center’s website, students who use its programs gain exposure to more jobs and land more jobs than competitors from similar universities.


News 8/20/2021, 12:00pm

Muncie's best menus

Muncie is home to a variety of local restaurants and cafes, each with their own unique atmosphere and signature dishes. Be sure to check out these places at least once in the next four years because each of them have something great to offer. And if you don’t sample these local offerings by the time you graduate, you may want to consider graduate school.


News 8/20/2021, 12:00pm

Landing a job on campus

Everyone knows looking for a job can be somewhat difficult and time consuming. Luckily, Ball State makes getting a part-time job easy, which allows students to pay off college debt while keeping up with their schoolwork.


News 8/20/2021, 12:00pm

How to save on groceries

Growing up comes with a lot of new experiences — one of them is shopping for groceries. Ever wonder how your family was able to put food on the table? Here are eight tips to save money when buying groceries.


News 8/20/2021, 12:00pm

Meal swipes: Best practices

If you live on campus, you have a meal plan, per your room and board fees. Ball State Dining Services allows one breakfast swipe before 11 a.m. each day and two swipes between 11 a.m. and midnight that can be used together or in separate purchases.


news 8/20/2021, 10:00am

Adding pronouns in Ball State software

In June 2021, Ball State’s Information Technology department added the option for students, faculty and staff to add their pronouns to their personal information tabs in the Self-service Banner. Here’s step-by-step directions on how to add your pronouns.


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Ball State's COVID-19 testing and vaccination policies

Incoming freshmen will have opportunities for many more of the typical college experiences this year as COVID-19 positive test rates are decreasing and vaccines are available for adults across the U.S., but everyone on Ball State’s campus will still have to take action to protect against contracting and spreading COVID-19. To begin the fall 2021 semester, everyone will be required to wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status.


News 8/20/2021, 10:00am

Legal help on campus

Student Legal Services (SLS) is a free resource offered to Ball State students with services ranging from criminal to civil law, according to the Ball State website. It can provide students with documents such as roommate agreements and housing inspection forms.


News 8/20/2021, 10:00am

What’s the ______ center?

Whether you need help with something academic or have a health issue, Ball State has a variety of centers that can help with almost anything a student may need.


News 8/20/2021, 10:00am

Tips for class schedules

Scheduling can be overwhelming sometimes, especially with several factors contributing to decision-making. Here are some tips to make the process a little bit easier.


News 8/20/2021, 10:00am

How to move off campus and sign a lease

Some call it “adulting,” some call it “frightening,” but most would agree signing a lease is one of the first grown-up things you can do as a college student. This guide explains the steps in landing an off-campus pad.


News 8/20/2021, 10:00am

What to bring to college

Soon you’ll be packing your bags for your first year of college. Many freshmen arrive with massive boxes and suitcases only to discover they brought too much or forgot something important. Don’t be that person. It can be a little scary at first, but here’s a guide on the do’s and don’ts of what to pack.