Preparations are underway to place Ferris State University students in residence hall facilities and campus apartments to begin the 2020-21 academic year.
Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life Programs Lisa Ortiz said that the MyHousing link in Ferris’ MyFSU portal is under development as the conduit for signing up to move items into a residence hall, West Campus Apartments or East Campus Suites.
“We will have our residents arrive as close to their assigned time as possible, to provide ease of access and appropriate distance for our students during this activity,” Ortiz said. “There will be an appropriate ‘Welcome to Campus’ alongside Wink Arena, where students and their helpers will pass through the Information Alley. That is the opportunity to gain information from campus partners and allow students to pick up their key packet. They will leave that area off Campus Drive with a parting gift, and continue west, toward the West Campus Apartments so that they can head to their appropriate destination.”
The schedule for 2020 move-in days are as follows:
- Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Bond, Cramer and Miller halls, and East Campus Suites
- Thursday, Aug; 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for West Campus Apartments, Brophy/McNerney, Merrill/Travis, Puterbaugh, Henderson, Pickell and Ward halls
- Friday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for West Campus Apartments, and Clark, Hallisy, Vandercook and North halls
“Golf carts will be available to help our students move items from the parking area to their building, to expedite a safe and easy process,” Ortiz said. “There will be plenty of folks in Housing and Residence Life t-shirts, and Bulldogs-in-Action supporters to direct those with questions. We will require that no more than two other persons join the student in their rooms during the move-in process.”
Bryan Marquardt, director of Housing and Residence Life, said his staff is excited about the students’ return to campus, with a variety of efforts and protocols to provide a safe and enjoyable environment.
“We want students to understand they are the key contributors to a healthy, safe residence hall or facility, by wearing masks at all appropriate times, and practicing social distancing,” Marquardt said. “This is entirely focused on their safety and well-being, which will apply equally whether they are in their residence hall, or another campus building.”