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New Students - Living On Campus

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Congratulations on becoming a Bulldog and welcome to Housing & Residence Life! We understand that this can be a confusing time and we are here to help. Below are instructions and links to help you get started on your journey to living on campus. 

Housing and Dining Orientation Presentation

Information about both our Housing and Dining Services, along with a lot of other useful material, can be found in the online Housing & Dining Guide.

  •  Step 1: Communities

    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.  See our Residential Communities webpage for the full housing requirements.

    Can't decide where to live? Check out our Where to Live webpage to compare communities, amenities, location, etc.

    Interested in a living learning community? Check out our Living Learning Communities webpage for more information.

    Housing and Dining Campus Map

    Housing & Dining Campus Map

    Students that are 19 years of age prior to September 1 also have the option of living in our apartments and suites.

    West Campus Apartments and East Campus Suites

  •  Step 2: Yada

    Take the free Yada Assessment now to help you choose a roommate based on your personal roadmap to incredible relationships called “the science of you."

    Once you complete the 15 minute assessment you will receive a full report, a snapshot, and a suggestion of matches for potential roommates.

    Where to take the assessment:
    Log in to MyFSU > Student > Life @ FSU > MyHousing > Contracts

    Yada Assessment wher2live
  •  Step 3: Contracting

    New students sign housing contracts starting in January for the coming Fall semester.

    Where to sign your housing contract:
    Log in to MyFSU > Student > Life @ FSU > MyHousing > Contracts

    Our on-campus communities have different rates based on room types. To view our rates, go to the Housing Rates webpage to evaluate your options.

    Check out our MyHousing Videos we made to help make your contracting experience a little easier!

    For more information on contracting dates, rates, contracts, etc. please visit our Contracts and Rates webpage.

    Additionally, take a look at our Meal Plan options available to students.

  •  Step 4: Move-In

    Move-In days are Wednesday August 26th through Friday August 28th. Each building has a designated day and time for their move-in.

    As a new student, you might be wondering what you can and cannot bring to campus.> ;Check our full List of Items of what we think you should bring and items you cannot bring.

    For more information about move-in, when your building is scheduled to move-in, and driving & parking instructions, etc. check out our Move-In webpage

To start getting connected on campus, follow us on social media, find events and activities on the University Campus Calendar, and get involved in the Ferris Experience!