Travel and Lodging

NOTE: Muncie is on EASTERN STANDARD TIME

  • 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.

Travel:

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 (
http://hoosierride.com/) 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).

Driving:
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. 



Lodging:

  • Rooms have been set aside at  the brand new Courtyard Marriott, which just opened in downtown Muncie. Note: the block of rooms is reserved only until February 1, 2017, after which they will be available to the general public.
  • All reservations must be made directly with the hotel through this link: Group rate for 2017 Midwest AAR
  • Marriott Hotels is offering the AAR Midwest Region a special group rate of $114 USD per night. This is available for stays of 3/1/2017 to 3/5/2017, and must be booked by 2/1/2017.

Other Nearby Hotels — If you are unable to register at the Courtyard Marriott before all rooms have been booked, you may want to try another nearby hotel:

Hampton Inn & Suites  – (765) 288-8500   

4220 W. Bethel Avenue

Muncie, IN 47304

Holiday Inn Express – (765) 289-4678 

4201 W. Bethel Avenue

Muncie, IN 47304

Fairfield Inn – (765) 282-6666

4011 W Bethel Avenue

Muncie, IN 47304


Meeting in 2018:  

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

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