Living on Campus

The Office of Housing and Residence Life at Ferris State University is committed to establishing inclusive and educational communities of students, which support the Mission and Core Values of the University.

Ferris State University offers a variety of living options including residence halls, suites, and apartments.

Residence Halls

Ferris State University offers a choice between 15 residence halls. The residence halls include Hall Directors and Resident Advisors who go above and beyond to make students feel more at home and involved. Ferris Housing provides some of the necessities that off campus living options do not such as numerous activities and programming hosted by staff and meal plans at Ferris State University dining facilities.

East Campus Suites

If you are looking for a fully furnished suite with open access throughout the year, we have options for you. Many benefits of the suites stand out against alternative off campus living options such as the safety and security provided through the use of security cameras, as well as keycard access into the building. Utilities are included in the price of the suite.


The amenities provided at the on campus apartments are above and beyond what is found off campus such as all inclusive pricing and the convenience of being able to walk to any class. The apartments are filled only with Ferris State University students as well as their families, making it a perfect place to meet new people.


  • 1. Live close, sleep more.

    2. Inclusive pricing.

    3. Eat Well.

    4. Don’t stress.

    5. Academic Success. 

    6. Feel safe and secure.

    7. Easy access to support.

    8. Stay healthy.

    9. Build Friendship.

    10. Be connected.

  • Each of our housing options on campus have different features and benefits. Some are closer to academic buildings where others are closer to dining facilities. You might want to know which buildings have quiet areas or which have workout rooms. View our living chart to determine the best fit for you.

  • Now that you are getting ready to move into the residence halls, you are probably wondering what you should bring. Click here to get a list of what you can and cannot bring to campus.

  • There are a few important requirements to take into consideration when applying for housing at Ferris State University:

    • Ferris State University policy requires all single students to live in University Residence Halls for two full academic semesters, unless they have reached the age of 19 prior to September 1, of the current academic year, or plan to continue living in the permanent home with parents, and the home is within 50 road miles of the University. Students who are eligible to live off campus may qualify for certain residence hall housing incentives.
    • All housing contracts are binding for the entire academic year (both fall and spring semesters). These contracts require an appeal for cancellation or exemption once signed. The only exceptions are for students with internships, graduating students, or students who are transferring.
    • Students who lived on-campus at another university, but are under 20 should be aware that Ferris State's residency requirement is independent of the policies of other institutions. Despite previous living arrangements, our students must meet the specific Ferris State guidelines to be eligible for off campus living.
  • Visit our Facebook page for Roommate and Suitemate Matching where you can learn more about other new students and share about yourself. If you find a match, request each other using MyHousing.

    Students can also log into MyHousing to fill out their personal profile, search for others with similar lifestyles, and submit roommate requests.

We do not discriminate based on age, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.