Late Nite


Our mission is to provide, support, and maintain a safe and entertaining environment for the students of Ball State University. The mission is executed through creative programming efforts planned and implemented by students for students. The programs are geared towards reaching a variety of Ball State students with various interests. Late Nite @ Ball State events is held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. throughout the academic year. Almost all Late Nite events have arts and crafts, a DJ/dance, and a film. Additional activities are determined based on the needs of students. Each event takes on a theme that is incorporated into the variety at the specific event.


Contributions made to Late Nite @ Ball State will support:

  • Professional development opportunities for students who work with us.
  • The Late Nite Bus Loop running every weekend for ease of access to the Student Center for our students
  • Various Late Nite initiatives


Student Center and Programs

The L.A. Pittenger Student Center is committed to developing students into productive members and leaders of the Ball State and civic communities and providing an array of quality services to the campus community. We hold firmly to the belief that the value of college experiences lies not only in academic achievement but also in extracurricular activities that support the holistic approach to developing students in a diverse and global world.


The L.A. Pittenger Student Center is the community center for the campus, serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. The Center serves as a unifying force that honors each individual and values diversity. The Center fosters a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to the university.


The L.A. Pittenger Student Center has four broad objectives to accomplish its mission with Ball State University:

  1. Support the educational goals of Ball State University by the provision of essential services, conveniences, and amenities for students, faculty, staff, alumni, conference participants, and guests of the University.
  2. Provide social, cultural, entertainment, educational, and recreational programs for students, faculty, staff, and their families with a primary focus on fully utilizing the Student Center.
  3. Serve as a laboratory for out of class learning whereby students can implement the knowledge gained from formal instruction; and encourages self-directed activity by students, providing the utmost opportunity for self-realization, development of individual social skills, and effectiveness with group dynamics.
  4. Serve as a unifying force in campus life, cultivating endearing regard and loyalty for Ball State University.
See what people are sharing about One Ball State Day 2021!
6,323 Gifts Unlocks $3,000 for the Multicultural Center
Upon receiving 6,323 gifts, $3,000 will be unlocked for the new Multicultural Center!
6,323 / 6,323 Gifts
Unlock $3,000 for Student Emergency Aid
Upon receiving 6,323 gifts (beating last year's total number of gifts), $3,000 will be unlocked for Student Emergency Aid!
6,323 / 6,323 Gifts
New Challenge - 2 Areas Will Win $1,000
From 7-8pm, two of the non-academic/non-athletic areas with the most donors will each receive $1,000.
Rank Prize Areas Donors
1 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 16
2 $1,000 Spectrum 12
3 Dance Marathon 7
4 Fraternity and Sorority Life 6
5 Multicultural Center 6
5 Hours, 5 Areas, $1,000 Each
The 5 areas that raise the most money from 7pm-Midnight will each receive $1,000!
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1,000 Athletics $30,956.02
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $17,061.74
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $9,981.41
4 $1,000 College of Architecture & Planning $4,541.68
5 $1,000 Center for Information & Communication Sciences $4,046.26
Student Org Evening Leaderboard
NEW Challenge! The Student Org that has the most donors from 9-11pm will receive $1,500 for their organization!
Rank Prize Student Orgs Donors
1 $1,500 Spectrum 53
2 Ball State Student Media 50
3 Cardinal Kitchen 11
4 Dance Marathon 4
5 Student Voluntary Services 3
Noon Challenge
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by noon receives $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department, Unit, or Team Donors
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 377
2 Athletics 329
3 The Ball State Fund 161
4 Student Scholarships 109
5 College of Architecture & Planning 102
Most Donors Challenge
The department/unit/team that has the most donors by midnight will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Areas Donors
1 $5,000 College of Fine Arts 1,292
2 Theatre & Dance 1,023
3 Athletics 888
4 Teachers College 726
5 College of Communication, Information, and Media 708
Student Org Challenge
Help student organizations get ready for the new academic year! The four student orgs with the most gifts from 1-4pm will receive $500 each.
Rank Prize Student Orgs Gifts
1 $500 Ball State Student Media 26
2 $500 Dance Marathon 9
3 $500 Cardinal Kitchen 6
4 $500 Spectrum 5
5 Black Student Association 4
Top 5 Donor Challenge
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 1,023
2 $1,000 Athletics 888
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 261
4 $1,000 School of Music 191
5 $1,000 College of Architecture & Planning 187
Student Gifts Match
Vice President, Ro-Anne Engle will match gifts from students who give to Student Affairs funds up to $500!
Evening Leaderboard
The needs of our students are greater than ever! The five areas with the most donors between 8pm-11pm will each receive $1,000 for their area!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 323
2 $1,000 Athletics 169
3 $1,000 Miller Business Honors Program 81
4 $1,000 Indiana Academy 62
5 $1,000 Spectrum 61
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