Staff Reports


Finding focus: how to get motivated to do classwork after winter break

After spending nearly two months at home due to an adjusted fall and spring academic calendar in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some students may be feeling unmotivated to pick up their pencils and open their textbooks again as they’ve returned to Ball State’s campus this semester. 

When and where to get a COVID-19 test

Before returning to campus for the spring 2021 semester, Ball State University students must provide a COVID-19 test result obtained within a week of moving back to campus. The portal to submit test results opened Jan. 8, 2021 and was shared with students via email.

2020 looking back

2020 has been a memorable year on and off campus. Here's a recap of this year's significant events.

Ball State to require spring 2021 COVID-19 tests for all students

In a campus-wide email sent Nov. 16, 2020, Ball State Vice President for Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle said all students will be required to submit a COVID-19 test result to the university administered within 7 days of returning to campus for the spring 2021 semester.