Skip to Top NavigationSkip to ContentSkip to Footer

Bulldog Family & Friends Weekend

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.

Bulldog Family & Friends Weekend will be October 21-23, 2022!  Planning is underway and more information will be added to the schedule as it becomes available.

It is recommended that if you need hotel accommodations, that you secure them as soon as possible, as this will be a very busy weekend in Big Rapids.

2021 Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 1, 2021 Event Location
4PM-7PM Registration Founders Room, University Center
4PM-7PM Cookie Decorating: Once you get all checked-in, stop by the tables outside the Founder’s Room to decorate some cookies. Cookies, supplies, and drinks will be provided. University Center

Women's Soccer  Hosts Davenport 

Ticket information can be found at 

Bulldog Soccer Field, South Athletic Complex

Women's Volleyball Hosts Purdue Northwest

Ticket information can be found at 

Ewigleben Sports Arena

Comedian and Magician Michael Kent will be hosting a live show.

More information on Michael Kent can be found here:

Tickets are not needed ahead of time.

Williams Auditorium
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Event Location
10AM-12PM Registration Founders Room, University Center
11AM-1PM Bulldog Familia Asada: ¡Bienvenidos Bulldogs! 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!

Robinson Quad

Rain Location: IRC Connector


Family and Friend's Day at the 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.


Student Recreation Center
4PM-6PM Family and Friends Tailgate: Join us for free food and games leading up to the hockey game. Wink Arena

Men's Hockey Hosts Miami (Ohio)

Ticket information can be found at 

Ewigleben Ice Arena



Open Skate: After the Ferris State Hockey team plays Miami (Ohio), come skate on the ice with your family. We will have two open skate sessions following the game. The first session will begin at 9PM and the second session will start at 10PM. Skates are available in the pro shop. Due to limited skate availability, each session will have a max of 50 registrations.

Ewigleben Ice Arena
Sunday, October 3, 2021 Event Location

Women's Volleyball Hosts Wisconsin-Parkside

Ticket information can be found at  

Ewigleben Sports Arena

Men's Hockey Hosts Miami (Ohio)

Ticket information can be found at  

Ewigleben Ice Arena

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]


Ferris State University is an equal opportunity institution. For information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit

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.