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Bulldog Family & Friends Weekend

October 21 - 22

Each year, we welcome parents, families and friends to join their Bulldogs for Bulldog Families & Friends Weekend and get a taste of Ferris’ unique campus experience. This year we're excited to see host the event October 21 - 22, 2022.

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Weekend Events

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Document your adventures with your Friends and Family during the Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take as many of the below pictures as you’d like with your friends/family/Bulldog and share them with us. Each picture shared earns an opportunity to win a prize.* 

  • Photo from Family and Friends Weekend events:
  • Photo with a Bulldog  
  • Someone decked out in Ferris gear – Go Bulldogs!
  • Someone living their best Ferris life 
  • Someone ready to recharge with a nap 
  • Someone exploring Big Rapids 
  • Your favorite spot on-campus   

Share photos on Instagram with #BulldogFF and/or #BeABulldog or share via email.

*Photos shared may be used/shared by Ferris during Friends and Family Weekend events and/or Ferris marketing.

Friday, Oct. 21

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4 - 7 p.m.
David L. Eisler Center, 2nd Floor Atrium

Light refreshments and activities will be available near the registration table.

Friday Night Movie

8 - 10 p.m.
David L. Eisler Center Ballroom, UCB 202

Join us in watching Top Gun Maverick while enjoying light refreshments. Tickets are not required.

Saturday, Oct. 22

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9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
David L. Eisler Center, 2nd Floor Atrium

Card-Riley Wildlife Center Visit

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Arts, Sciences and Education Commons, Room 001

Bulldog Familia Asada: ¡Bienvenidos Bulldogs!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Recreation Center Parking Lot

Center for [email protected] Studies welcomes all ages to join us for our annual Bulldog Familia Asada. Meet our Latinx student leaders, play Loteria, enjoy food, and more.

Family & Friends Tailgate

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Student Recreation Center Parking Lot

Join us for free food and games leading up to the football game. This event will be catered by Pere Marquette Catering.

Family & Friends Day at the Student Recreation Center

12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Student Recreation Center

Participants of Family and Friends Weekends are invited to use the Student Recreation Center for free. Wristbands will be needed for entry and any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent and complete a minor waiver. Minor waivers can be picked up with registration.

Football Game

1 p.m.
Top Taggart Field

Men's football hosts Michigan Tech.

Ticket Info

Please be aware that tickets must be purchased separately from the registration form. 

Pumpkin Decorating

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
David L. Eisler Center, Room 116

Open Skate

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ewigleben Sports Arena

Join us at the Ewigleben Sports Arena for open skating. Ice skate rentals will be free for participants.

Magician Peter Boie

7 p.m.
David L. Eisler Center Ballroom, UCB 202

Join Entertainment Unlimited for a Magic Show starring Peter Boie.

Learn More

We love seeing our incredible Ferris families and friends and are excited to welcome you back to campus this Fall. Please email any questions to [email protected].

If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate in this event, contact Kaitlin Zies, Title IX Coordinator at (231) 591-2088 to request accommodations at least 72 hours in advance.