Housing and Residence Life

Updated September 1, 2020 - 5:00 PM

For a list of welcome week events, go to the Bulldog Beginnings webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus Campus Information and Updates

All on-campus community’s front desks are closed. The Office of Housing and Residence Life Central Office is available by email at [email protected] or by phone at (231) 591-3745 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

If there is an emergency situation after 5pm or on the weekends, please contact DPS at 231-591-5000.

Residence Halls

East Campus Suites

West Campus Apartments


2020 Move-in

Move in

Move-in day for 2020 begins Wednesday, August 26 and ends Friday, August 30.

Housing and Residence Life is working closely with the FSU re-entry committee to work towards a safe environment for our students living on campus.  For more information, please visit Ferris' COVID website.

For more information on move-in, please visit our Move-in Page.


Housing and Dining Orientation Presentation

Welcome to Ferris State University and congratulations on becoming a bulldog! This video is here to help you learn about the Office of Housing and Residence Life and Dining Services. We will go over the following: Communities on campus, on campus living, signing your contract, picking a meal plan, Yada assessment, choosing a roommate, choosing a room, dining locations, dining employment, and more!
Student Resource Orientation Parent Resource Orientation
Student Resource Orientation Parent Resource Orietation

The DEAL Living and Learning Community

The DEAL intentionally fosters Diversity awareness, Engagement experiences, Academic enhancement, and Leadership skills among freshman students. The primary focus of the DEAL living and learning community is to help students develop cultural competency with other diverse students through service learning, small group discussions, and other on and off-campus activities. Students that elect to participate in the living and learning community will also participate in the DEAL Early Move-In Program. During the Early Move-In Program, DEAL students will foster strategies in college and career readiness, make social connections, and get acclimated to Ferris’s campus and greater Big Rapids community. The DEAL will provide a family-like community and staff support to help you transition and be successful. For questions please contact us at [email protected]


Virtual Chat with Housing and Dining

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Please join us to ask any questions about housing and residence life and dining on Tuesdays from 3pm-4pm and Thursdays from 11am – Noon. The virtual chat is available via Zoom.  Members of Housing and Residence Life and Dining Services will be available to answer your questions!

Click here for Tuesday's chat: Tuesday Zoom

Click here for Thursday's chat: Thursday Zoom


Freshman and Transfers

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First year contracting and room selection began Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 9:00am. Log in to MyFSU > Student > Life @ FSU > MyHousing > Contracts.

New Student Information



Yada Assessment


New students, take the free Yada Assessment now to help you chose a roommate based on your personal roadmap to incredible relationships called “the science of you".



New to Ferris?

Don't worry, we've got you covered. From housing and dining options with different benefit combinations to safety features around campus, we will be there for you every step of the way.