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Kami Christina

Water Management and Visual Design, Class of 2021

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Alyseah Ruggs

Indiana, Fashion Design, Class of 2021

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+ Good Morning! David Owsley Museum of Art

Let's take a stroll through the quad together. Arts Terrace

How big? How size effects the Ball State Experience Ball State University

Sursa + Emens Sursa Hall, Ball State University

Lecture Halls and class size || Teacher's College Teachers College, Ball State University

Interactive Learning Spaces || Robert Bell Robert Bell Building

Real Talks: Roommates Elliott Hall

It's room tour time! Elliott Hall

Housing Bathrooms || Woodworth Ball State University

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY || inside scope at the Immersive Learning Showcase || Ball State Student Center

Meet Audrey! || Immersive Learning Showcase Ball State University

Chillin' at the Bell Tower Shafer Tower

My Haven pt. 1 - Oasis Campus Ministry The Oasis Campus Ministry

My Haven pt. 2 - Oasis Campus Ministry The Oasis Campus Ministry

All my music people ! Sursa Hall, Ball State University

|| Sweet Benny || Beneficence

Why do I have colors on my face?! Ball State University

Rec pt. 1 Ball State Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Ball State Student Recreation and Wellness Center - Part 2 Ball State Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Bracken Library pt. 1 Bracken Library

Bracken Library pt. 2 Bracken Library

Meal Plans || What's the deal? Ball State University

Noyer Dining pt.1 Noyer Complex

Noyer Dining pt. 2 Noyer Complex

Letterman Bldg David Letterman Communication and Media Building

NETWORKING OP! || Administrative Bldg Ball State University

So how's the weather? Ball State University

Safety || Think About It Ball State University

Spend some time at these places! Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

+ Peace! Beneficence

When people talk about the quad, they're going to be referring to the old part of the state. When will say it began. It was a junior College people do not live on campus, so there weren't housing complexes. They were just academic buildings. And so our quad is set up for that type of scenario. The middle is all grass, some walkways. But then the perimeter all around the quad is academic buildings or what used to be academic buildings. I'm so if I just kind of give you a three sixty, you'll see what I mean. Yeah, um, actually behind me now, um, this is loose, Sena. This is where should you come to do a visit or orientation? Um, that's actually the building you're gonna start in. It's on the south end of campus. Them It's across the street from the student center. Um, and then actually, we turn back this way. This is the, um, David Alice Lee Museum inside here on the second floor. This is also the building that Yeah. Should you graduate in the spring? Um, you would graduate in front of the set up all the chairs on the lawn There, you beautiful place. I definitely can understand the importance of a school size them to an incoming student. I remember visiting schools before I chose Ball State that were around forty thousand undergrad and up. I mean, I just felt lost in a crowd. Boss State has about twenty thousand undergrad. It fluctuates just below or above that number every year, I would say, but I thought it was the perfect amount. There's still plenty of new people that you don't sit in a class every semester with the same people, But you also might have one or two refreshing faces that you've met already. Plus both states Campus Israel spread out. There's over seven hundred acres that all of the buildings reside on, so give plenty of space to stretch out. Find that quiet place if you need it. And that was really valuable to me. If that's something that means a lot to you, I think it would be a perfect place to start looking at Ball State. They're such Nixon crannies, um, and opportunities like I said, to just meet wonderful people and be able to sustain that relationship with them. So right now, we're in the teacher's college. Um, Ball State was actually found is a teachers college in nineteen, eighteen. So over a hundred years ago. Um, this building. I just want to show you what a lecture hall will look like. Um, you probably won't be in lecture halls very often. Um, depending on your major or not fight, they're mostly going to be used for core classes. I'm so maybe your introductory history class, maybe an intro, math class, something of that nature. You'll probably take most class that will include a lecture hall. Yeah. Your freshman year. Also like p f w. So, Jim, um, is electrical so kind of like this. I'll try to show you in the window. Um and light your house seats around hundred fifty to two hundred fifty people. I know that Khun sound intimidating lecture halls at some bigger universities can hold upwards of five hundred. I'm so that kind of shows you comparison there typically, though class, because as you go through your major, you're going to become more and more specialized, so less and less people will be in those classes with you by your junior and senior year, maybe will have between thirty and forty people in a class, maybe less. I'm so just something to think about for class sizes. Over in the village. Select a little local spa, bro. Kind of. You have love bars and areas for students to kind of get books and kind of just wind down from classes. There's like restaurants and art studios and art supplies is apartments. But we're going to go into the college bookstore. This is not our main bookstore, but it has a lot of cute. Uh, excuse me. Has a lot of cute outfits in the corps and stuff. It's. Cute. Like. From that shell, I think. This is Scotty's brew house. A lot of times, if you're involved on campus after you guys do whatever kind of activity you'll go here to. Scotty's really popular. There's Jimmy John's. He's in the apartment. They are extremely expensive, very studio apartment. There is like one thousand Darling, sometimes nine hundred, but it's very expensive. We have it's insomnia, and it's free delivery anywhere on campus or off. This is a new place. I hope I've eaten here before. A smoke shop. Pizza really? And that's a coffee shop that is the cup, probably my favorite place ofthis campus to go get food or fear. And this is Jennifer. It's a local duty. A couple of things. Order. You always have my bicycle Money. And what is your major? I'm a photojournalist. Fashion Merchandising, Fashion. Yeah, s So what are your favorite parts about campus so far for the library study? There really? I think my favorite part. It's like the flick center. I know, Major, but I also think centered. Technically my happy place. I don't know. A lot of so nice get that place, actually. And so what would you say The classrooms are like like your experience in the teachers. My classes are a majority here a. J So, like I think the classes were pretty nice wide, and I think it's within technology. But some other buildings are a little bit. I think it's so has that authenticity my major. What people like you get to be like it close with, like your parents that you sit next to. Nice, all of them. And how would you describe diversity on campus? Right. Diversity is, it's growing. I've seen more people. I've seen you raise this right. I've seen more people of color campus a little bit more, especially this year diversity. Better. What? Yeah, I see dishonestly through. See how President Prince is trying to make step Teo Diversified? Yeah. Obsession with individual, like, No, I'm trying their best. So, like, promote their clubs. Like what? They conclude. Yeah, Yeah. And not just so, like put ourselves into different groups, but by everybody like no. And if you could give one final piece of advice to any incoming freshmen, what would it be? They have a lot. Do you want? Okay. I got. Okay. Okay. Well, I definitely think that you should be open to a lot like activities happening on campus. Get involved as much as you can, because being a freshman, like from my experience fresh mint last year, I'm very quiet and just getting out of my comfort zone and made me a better person and maybe more social myself now. And like, just people around, I heard you been been such a great experience. Afraid like coming in and not knowing anybody. Because I know if everyone's experience everyone is new, No one's gonna have friends. That sounds bad, but like, that's a good time. You're gonna come in as a brand new person, like no one's gonna know you. But it just means like you have to get yourself out there and, like, be confident, just like really I mean, honestly, really, three years older than and I never and I was still intimidated. Like I wantto talk to her. And that's how we became friends. I like it a lot. Think Don't follow the stereotypes that you see on television. College is not like that at all. We're barreling. Very chill. Hair is really? Yeah. Very chill place, and I think I like ball state. It's smaller. I think it's more big campus and I like that. I think Walk around, you could probably run into someone. You know, You know who's also a friend with that first here, but it's like I like it. Would recall is also a food court on the first floor on. I just wanna tell you a bit about our meal plans here. We'll stay there a little funky, and I'm not a spiritist. They could be. I'm so food fans here, you can purchase their meals for a week. Mm. So you can do ten, fourteen, eighteen or twenty one meals for a week? Typically the averages fourteen, because then you get to per day on which, with each meal plan, you also get dining Plus, which is just extra cash on top of the plant. Um, that you can use if you go over whatever your meal planets. So just so you know, breakfast is worth for thirty five, and then lunch and dinner are worth eight. Twenty eight fifty. Excuse. So once you're over that amount, you can either pay in cash. You can use carnal cash. You can use the dining. Plus that came with your meal. Plan those air all options. If you go over your typical a lot of food Right now, we're in Woodbridge Hall, which is a female only housing complex. Um, all housing complexes doing swipe into their holes, but not necessarily into their floors. Um, typically in a housing complex, floors will alternate by gender. I'm so guy, girl, guy, girl. Or maybe, too so guy guy and the girl girl on DH. That's just if the bathrooms are communal style. So there are, like individual shower starts, Saul's. But it's for the whole floor. Um, a semiprivate style back through means that there might be sixty eight rooms using one restroom. Typically, it has two toilets, two showers, two sinks. But they're only cleaned once a week, whereas communal is cleaned every day. Just something to consider for the styles of bathroom preference is that you can have in a room and just know that Woodworth Hall is the only What's your name? My major. Escorting McCoy. My majors nursing. And how do you like campus? So, um, I really like it's really pretty greaseballs, Okay? And what year you were a freshman. And how have you been feeling social life on campus is like it's pretty good. I like it. Okay. Are you involved in anything? Are thinking about getting involved? Um, I might get involved with the host of chapter here, but that's okay. And what's been the most stressful part so far? Definitely exams and said trying for your study. Okay. And then do you have any advice for any perspective, student? Just don't procrastinate. And then where's your favorite place on campus? The atrium. Why? Um, because it has the best food. Well, we're talking about housing. Something else I'd just like to bring up is living with a roommate When you live on campus your first year, which you're required. Um, it's more than like that you're going to live with a roommate. And I know that that's a very weird, new, unique experience for most of us. Um, you're living with someone you've never met for a semester or a year. And if you feel little uncomfortable about that, it's totally normal. And it's not something most people are used to. I'm only child, so I definitely had no experience and even sharing a room with someone. Um, and I really did have very growing and a lot of learning experiences living with people in such close quarters. In three and a half years, I've had seven roommates, S o people moving universities, moving buildings, things like that. I've seen a lot of different personalities. And one thing that I just want to offer you as an incoming student living with someone you don't know is not to assume that they're like you. Um, kind of go in knowing they've lived a different life. They have different ways of doing things, saying things living, um, different habits. And whenever something makes you uncomfortable that they do or say because they don't know you, they don't know what your preferences are. You have to say something. I've known a lot of people that have lived with the situations they didn't care for and didn't say anything on DH. Quite honestly, that's on them. If you're not willing to stand up and say what you need or don't want, um in terms of like, maybe someone comes home later leaves the light on our silly little things. Um that my irritate you got to be able to speak up and say what you needed one on DH. It will go a long way in your relationships. Okay. This is the outside mine. I have a lot, George. And then my joy. Every sport you keep, Marko. Right here and then when you go inside okay, flat out there. So we'll be able to hear you that well. But when you come inside, this is the basic overview of my room. We might side and my side. She actually he's almost never here. Which is she dissed in her laundry. So ignore her side. She Sacha show which I will. But these are the closets. They are sliding door and you have a nice amount of room. I don't have that much ruined mine because I brought a lot of stuff with me. But I have. I can fit three Ben stacked on top of each other, then have my clothes. I have, like, a lot of my shoes on this side. Yeah. A lot of my shoes on that side in my laundry basket. Ignore that dress. I'm right here. I keep all my sewing supplies in my mirror because they don't really stick on these doors that well, um, this is where I keep all of my dry erase board markers in my name tag for my job position here on campus. Um, and then I she's a bunch of command strips to hang up things like my rain jacket umbrella and like, quick bags and like, it's the same one her side until she has a lot less stuff to me. But she also does the same thing, but keeps her towels and her umbrella and her rain boots right there because it rains a lot in Muncie. Um, underneath is my desk area. I love this cereal because we have what little slide out table top, and that also slides out right here. It's very nice and convenient. Give you some extra death space. Um, I keep my lamp. I like to keep a sticky notes to remind me of my commitments and responsibilities in the hand of a lot of stuff up here. Um, then they also provide you guys with another little nightstand, if you will. I keep a lot of my self care items there. I really think I might get some command strips and, like, cover these up. Tio can't see all this because it bothers me every day. But it's okay. Um, it does come on wheels, so you can easily move it around. You need to. They also provide you trash cans in the storm other than you also have some under desk storage is well. And here I keep all of my dishes and then I have a little trolley in my room with all my snacks and bottom. Keep my blankets. Um, I usually like my hats and my artwork over here. And then this is like they were my friends call this my kitchen because, like, it's all my kitchen stuff. And like, it's a little out of hand because I eat breakfast this morning and I was in a rush class. This must have been from my roommate. I don't really talk that much, but he's like my little water cartridges. I'm obsessed with pickles. I keep like all my towels and stuff over here, not area. The George space is pretty nice. I don't want to show you my stuff. In there comes personal items. But, Chris, no jurors are very deep and they extend pretty wide. Um, yeah, um and then this school also provide you guys with a microwave and a fridge. If you request it does cost an additional amount. I just brought my own because you're allowed to, uh, my room. I didn't bring her. She's like, never here. So she didn't really feel the need to on her wall. She hung up a lot of pictures of her family and her friends, and she's see she keeps her snacks and here versus her person.