Housing and Residence Life

Updated June 17, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Updated Move-Out Information

Students should email Housing at [email protected] to setup a move-out appointment.

If you have not turned in and/or mailed in your key, please email Housing at [email protected] for instructions.

Please note that the revised order does require everyone, who is medically able, to wear a face covering while inside University buildings.

Students will not have access to belongings in other buildings outside their housing assignment (I.E. Academic Buildings, Labs, University Recreation Center, etc.).  Students wishing to recover belongings from these buildings will need to contact those areas and make arrangements.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Residence Halls

East Campus Suites

West Campus Apartments


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!

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


Contracting 2020-21

Books and Bucks

There is still time to claim your spot on campus for the 2020-2021 school year. Returning students save 15% on residence hall rates (except North Hall) and parking is included.  

Enter to win up to $500 in Bulldog Bucks or Bookstore gift cards:

+1 entry 20-21 housing contract  
+1 entry 20-21 meal plan Anytime/Express125 

Entry(s) remain until April 30th. One win per person. For returning students only. Qualifying meal plans include Anytime Plans or Express 125. Only one prize per person. Entries are cumulative. Winners are chosen and notified each week through end of April, 2020. Bulldog bucks are awarded in the fall 2020 semester. Prize is forfeited upon contract cancellation or removal of meal plan. 



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.