Travel and Lodging


For registration: Park in lot at Worthen Arena, Gate 1 (Lot C1) -- you will receive a parking pass at registration, which only takes a few minutes.

Access Worthen Arena parking lot the last (East) entrance from Bethel Ave. (Do not turn at the traffic light at McKinley, which has Ball State University signs).

Local hotels have maps at the front desk, if needed.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, in the region of East Central Indiana.  

Air travel: the nearest airports to Muncie, Indiana are Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Dayton International (DAY), both of which are around 80-85 miles from campus.  There are very limited shuttle services available ( to BSU (and a travel time of approximately 3 hours), so renting a car is preferable for travel to campus.  Once at the airport, follow the driving directions to campus (below).

Ball State University 2000 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47306

See this Visitor's Parking Guide for a campus map.  Registration is in the Worthen Arena, Gate 1. 


Rooms have been set aside at a few local hotels, all of which are next to each other, and less than a mile from campus. Note: the blocks of rooms are reserved only until March 2, after which they will be available to the general public.

All reservations must be made directly with the hotels.

Hampton Inn & Suites ($104) – (765) 288-8500   Mention "American Academy of Religion Midwest Region" or "BSU-Religion Conference" for the group rate.

4220 W. Bethel Avenue

Muncie, IN 47304

Holiday Inn Express ($90) – (765) 289-4678  Press Option 2 for the local hotel, and mention "American Academy of Religion Midwest Region" or "BSU-Religion Conference" for the group rate.

4201 W. Bethel Avenue

Muncie, IN 47304

Awaiting confirmation from:

Fairfield Inn – (765) 282-6666

4011 W Bethel Avenue

Future Meetings in 2017 and 2018:  the main hotel will be the brand new Courtyard Marriott, which just opened in downtown Muncie. 

March 3-4, 2017    Ball State University, Muncie, IN

March 2-3, 2018    Ball State University, Muncie, IN