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Bulldog Beginnings

Welcome Home

Bulldog Beginnings is your chance to discover everything Ferris has to offer you. This annual series of welcome events will help you dive right in and have fun with fellow Bulldogs, explore your resources, make connections, and start your year off right.

Fall 2021 Schedule

AUG25
Move-In Begins
By appointment only.

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Bulldogs in Action

AUG26
11 a.m. - Author Lecture
11 a.m.
University Center
  • Finding My Way: A Practical Guide to College - Jahquan Hawkins
  • Free book for attendees while supplies last

Movie on the Quad: Spiderman Into the Spider-Verse
7 p.m.
The Quad

AUG27
Black / Latinx Student Welcome
1 - 3 p.m.
Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Services and the Center for Latino Studies.

Bulldog Welcome
7 - 10 p.m.
Top Taggart Field

Welcome Back Bash
7 - 10 p.m.
Carnival hosted by the Residence Hall Association

AUG28
Afternoon Greeks on the Quad

UC Late Night
9 p.m.
The University Center

AUG29
Transitions to Success
2 - 4 p.m.
Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Services and the Center for Latino Studies

Evening Dance Party
7 - 10 p.m.
Top Taggart Field

AUG30
First Day of Classes

First Impressions Welcome Tents

Rec Fest
6 p.m.
Student Recreation Center

AUG31
What is Structured Learning Assistance (SLA)?
11 a.m.
FLITE 120
Sponsored by the Academic Literacies Center

Student Employment Job Fair and Professional Development Workshops
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University Center

SEP01
OMSS Open House
1 - 3 p.m.
Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Services

CLS Open House
3 - 5 p.m.
Hosted by the Center for Latino Studies

LGBTQ+ and Allies Welcome Reception & Gaymes Night
5 - 9 p.m.

Bonfire Pep Rally
9 p.m.

SEP03
Roller Rink
10 p.m. - 12 a.m
Hosted by the Center for Leadership, Activities, and Career Services

SEP04
Golf Outing
University Recreation

SEP07
Plan Your Planner
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Meijer Backyard Games
12 - 3 p.m.
South Quad

Get Acquainted Day
4 - 6 p.m.
North Robinson Quad
Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Services

SEP08
Bulldog Bonanza
4 - 7 p.m

Wellness Wednesday

SEP09
Fries on the Quad
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Promesa Invitational
6 - 7 p.m.

Interfraternity Council Formal Recruitment Begins

SEP10
Farmers Market Visit
11 a.m.
Center for Leadership, Activities, and Career Services (CLACS)

MEBA Concert
11 a.m.
Robinson Quad
Hosted by the Music and Entertainment Business Association

SEP11
Big Alleyway Cleanup
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate in this event, contact the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services at (231) 591-2685 or via [email protected] to request accommodations at least 72 hours in advance.