Ferris State Virtual HOMEcoming2020 Event Lineup

Welcome all Bulldogs, to your virtual HOMEcoming2020 celebration!

We know Homecoming looks a little different this year, but we're inviting all our Bulldogs - Alumni, students, friends, and fans from across the country - to participate in this year's virtual Homecoming events! Grab a comfortable seat, your favorite Ferris gear and show us your Bulldog pride as we celebrate a week of Ferris Pride starting Monday, September 28 and continuing through Homecoming Saturday on October 3. 

Check out the Full lineup of events and register to participate at the links below!

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Virtual 5k with Brutus

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Saturday, September 26 - Saturday, October 3

How much distance can Bulldogs create during HOMEcoming? Let’s track the miles! Anytime between September 26 through October 3, FSU friends can grab or challenge other family members or FSU alumni to join the fun from all across the world! Whether you walk, run or roll, you can complete the Virtual 5k at your own pace and location.


Ferris at HOME Photo Submission Activity

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Monday, September 28 - Saturday, October 3

Do you have a FSU themed room in your house? Perhaps a Bulldog statue at your front door or maybe even an outside flag letting everyone know you are a true Bulldog? Snap a photo and share how you exhibit Bulldog pride and Ferris spirit! All photo submissions will receive a special FSU gift!

HOMEcoming2020 Favorite Tailgate Recipe Contest

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Monday, September 28 - Saturday, October 3

Alumni, friends and students may share their favorite tailgate recipes for a chance to win prizes and share their creations with fellow Bulldogs. Participants must include ingredients, cooking instructions and a photo of their finished creation. Participants can share their favorite crockpot dish, grilled masterpiece, dessert, secret sauces or drink recipes!

Hispanic Heritage Month; Virtual Tour of the Jim Crow Museum

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Tuesday, September 29, 10:00a - 11:00a 

In partnership with the Ferris State Center for [email protected] Studies, the Jim Crow Museum is offering free virtual tours of the museum to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

These are special tours designed around the interconnectedness of Latinx, Afro Latinx, and African American communities.

Please use the link to register for the tour. Tours will be conducted as a Zoom meeting, and a meeting link will be emailed to participants closer to the tour date.

Alumni Webinar on Personal Branding: Embrace Your Authentic Self to Stand Out and Thrive

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Tuesday, September 29, 12:00p 

Personal Branding is becoming an essential part of professional success. This is not only true if you are looking for a new job, or looking to switch careers, it is also important within the workplace to make sure you get the promotion you want, achieve greater visibility for increased responsibilities, or to make sure your daily efforts and accomplishments are noticed.

 Join Ilhiana Rojas Saldana  as she shares how to embrace your authentic self to create a powerful Personal Brand, and how to elevate your voice to deliver an impactful and memorable presence. Ilhiana Rojas Saldana is a certified executive and career strategy coach, facilitator and keynote speaker.

Latinx Alumni Loteria Happy Hour

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Tuesday, September 29, 6:00p - 7:30p

¡Vamos Bulldogs! Calling all Latino/a/x Bulldogs to join the Center for [email protected] Studies for Loteria Happy Hour. Log into zoom (a link will be supplied after registration) where we will play traditional Loteria, our newly created Ferris Loteria, El Salvaordian, and Millennial Loteria! Grab your favorite beverage and we’ll provide the tableros.

World Trivia Night with the Office of International Education

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Wednesday, September 30, 5:00p

Put your international knowledge to the test at the World Trivia Night. Join the Ferris State University Office of International Education for trivia and prizes. Topics will span the globe in geography, culture, and global affairs. Keep an eye on the Office of International Education Facebook page during homecoming week for tips and clues.

Afro-Latinx Narratives 

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Wednesday, September 30, 6:00p

Join the Center for [email protected] Studies in welcoming Afro-Latinx guests Allison Roman, Veronica Rodriguez-Mendez, and Dr. Ariana Vargas as they discuss experiences navigating Afro-Latinidad identity.  


LGBTQ and LATINX and COVID lecture photo

Thursday, October 1, 11:00a - 12:00p 

Join us for an online screening of selections from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and CHCI Alumni webinar on LGBTQ+ Latinxs and COVID-19 that occurred in June 2020, followed by a facilitated discussion with Kaylee Moreno-Burke, Director of the Center for [email protected] Studies, and Sarah Doherty, Coordinator of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center

LGBTQ+ Homocoming2020

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Friday, October 2, 4:00p - 5:00p

LGBTQ+ and ally Ferris State University (including Statewide and KCAD!) alumni are invited to a Homecoming reception over Zoom. See what's new at FSU for the LGBTQ+ community, meet the Coordinator and some current students, learn about our new LGBTQ+ and ally Alumni Organization and how to get involved, and get to know fellow LGBTQ+ and ally alumni!

Virtual HOMEcoming Parade

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Saturday, October 3

What’s HOMEcoming without a parade? No worries because this year you will have the best seat in town! Grab a snack and your favorite beverage and relive memories of years past. Watch video and favorite snapshots from Bulldog parades, their attendees and past Grand Marshals.


And last but not least, please enjoy a special follow-up HOMEcoming2020 event by the Student Homecoming Committee:

HOMEcoming Comedian Performance

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Thursday, October 8, 9pm 

Join us as we come together to enjoy a special event with this year's HOMEcoming week comedian, John Mulaney, put on by the Student Homecoming Committee! This will be a live Q&A event with award-winning writer and comedian John Mulaney, exclusive to the Ferris Community! Additional details are available through the registration link above.