Ferris State University is set to welcome new and returning Bulldogs to campus for the fall semester that begins Monday, Aug. 26.
A total of 3,721 students will live on campus, said Lisa Ortiz, assistant director of Residential Programs and Services. Of those, 1,814 are new students in residence halls, 282 in East Campus Suites and 385 in University Apartments.
Residence halls will open at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 for first-year Honors Program students and their peer mentors as well as residents of South Campus and West Campus University Apartments. New and returning students and residents of East Campus Suites can begin moving in at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23.
Students who move in on Friday will be greeted by Bulldogs in Action, a team of students and student-athletes who will be available to help. Welcome Wagons offering free water to parents will be available on Friday, the day most students move in, Ortiz said.
New and returning students will be welcomed to campus by a host of programs and activities offered by several Ferris organizations and departments, including Bulldog Beginnings. The week-long welcome event includes Residence Hall Association Movie Night in the South Quad, Backyard Bash, Meijer Madness, Rec Fest, SocialFest Instagram Challenge, Founders’ Day, Residence Hall Association activities, entertainment and disc golf in FLITE.
“We want them to automatically feel like they’re a part of Ferris State University,” Ortiz said.
For a complete list of upcoming events, visit http://calendar.ferris.edu/ or http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/studentlife/u-rec/bulldog-beginnings/homepage.htm.
For additional move-in information, visit: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/studentlife/reslife/ or call (231) 591-3745.
University Center Renovation Project
Returning students will find some changes on campus. Work is well under way on the new University Center, a $33.9 million project slated for completion in December 2014. Carlisle and Masselink residence halls were demolished and renovation of the Rankin Student Center began earlier this summer.
The Ferris Bookstore and academic and support services previously housed in the Rankin Center have been temporarily relocated:
Hours for the first two weeks of the semester are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 through Thursday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 and Thursday, Aug. 29, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.
The bookstore will reopen following the Labor Day weekend on Tuesday, Sept. 3 with its regular fall semester hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
For additional information on the project, visit http://www.ferris.edu/UCRenovation/.
Last updated: 10-07-2013