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Student Life at Ferris

At Ferris State University, we know that what you do out of class is as important as what you do in it. You need the freedom to set yourself up for success by building the lifestyle that works for you. We offer a comfortable setting with lots of choices to let you do just that — create the experience that is uniquely yours.

Whether you want to continue on your current path or try something new, from your first day on campus you will feel at home and love the variety of things to do at Ferris State. In the Lifestyle pages, you can learn about what our campus has to offer, but there is much more to discover. Ask your friends who go to Ferris State, find our Ferris State University Admissions on Facebook or plan a visit to find your future.

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Byron Terrell Williams“Ferris State University is more than just a school to me; it’s my home. I remember, the first week I came to Ferris, I made a goal to meet every student on campus. Although I didn’t achieve that goal, I met over 1,000 people. Now, I have been here for three straight years and enjoyed every moment of it. I’ve found a family of over 15,000 people. Over the past three years, I’ve worked hard to attain a strong academic record, and my co-curricular activities have included serving as Homecoming chairperson, director of public relations for Student Government, and as an orientation leader and resident advisor. I also have performed in two musical productions and host my own talk show, ‘Walk On with Byron.’ I love using my time not only to attain an education but to give back to the Ferris community by being involved in as many ways as possible. Because of Ferris, my life has changed for the better.”

Byron Terrell Williams of Pontiac, Michigan is an alumni that majored in Public Relations. He was also the 2012-13 Student Government president.

The Ferris State campus is a vibrant combination of the traditional and modern. Historic buildings and monuments wait among our state-of-the-art learning and recreational facilities. From the scenic Michigan Art Walk, our Rankin Art Gallery and two teaching museums the Jim Crow Museum and the Card Wildlife Education Center, Ferris’ campus offers a great deal to explore.

At the center of it all is our Quad. Set beside the Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education, and framed by the beautiful landscaping that makes all of our campus so inviting, the Quad hosts many live performances and student organizations’ events.