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The Inauguration
of President Bill Pink

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The Nineteenth President of Ferris State University

Moving Ferris Forward

October 7 & 8, 2022

On October 7 and 8, 2022, Ferris State University will celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Bill Pink as the University's nineteenth president. We invite you to celebrate this momentous occasion as we move Ferris Forward.


President Bill Pink and the statue of Woodbridge N Ferris

Inauguration Events

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President Pink standing in front of the entrance to Ferris State University

Student Picnic

Oct. 7, 1 - 3 p.m.

David L. Eisler Center

Come and enjoy a hot dog with the top dawg! All students are invited and welcome to attend this special picnic with President Pink. Grab a hot dog with all your favorite (and Dr. Pink's!) fixings, enjoy a game of cornhole and chat with President Pink about all things Ferris. 

The David L Eisler Center at Ferris State University

Inauguration Brunch 

Oct. 8, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

David L. Eisler Center

All delegates are invited to attend this brunch before donning regalia.

The seal of Ferris State University

Inauguration Ceremony

Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m.

Williams Auditorium 

Join us for the inauguration of Dr. Bill Pink as the 19th president of Ferris State University. The ceremony will also be livestreamed on the Ferris State YouTube channel. Parking is available in Lots 3A and 5H. No parking permit is required the day of the ceremony.

President Bill Pink meeting with Ferris staff members

Campus & Community Reception

Oct. 8, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Robinson Quad

The campus and surrounding community is invited to celebrate the inauguration of President Bill Pink and the longstanding community partnership between Ferris State University and Big Rapids. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and fellowship. 

Parking & Accommodations

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