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It All Starts Here

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At Ferris, we move fast and we can't wait for you to get started. There is so much for you to explore and experience as a Bulldog and we want to make sure you begin on the right foot. 


Classes begin August 29


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Welcome Home

Pack your bags, Bulldogs! Move-In Days start on August 25 and continue through August 28. We've worked hard to make it a safe, fun experience for you and your family. Check the full schedule for details.

Move-In Schedule

Fall Semester Checklist

The Fun Starts now

Right from the start, you will have the opportunity to get involved, meet new people, and have a blast on campus. From annual traditions like Bulldog Beginnings and Founders' Day to football and volleyball games to first meetings of RSO's, we have something for you. Check out the Center for Student Involvement for more events and ways to find your place and people at Ferris. 

Students celebrating Bulldog Beginnings

Bulldog Begninnings

Bulldogs don't sit on the sidelines - they jump right in and get involved. Bulldog Beginnings, our annual kickoff event, will get you in the mix right away. From dance parties and pep rallies to ice cream on the Quad and a chance to snag an on-campus job at our Student Employment fair, there's never a dull moment on campus during Bulldog Beginnings.

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Founders' Day

On Founders’ Day, the entire Ferris community comes together in celebration of  Woodbridge and Helen Gillespie Ferris and their contributions to what is today known as Ferris State University. All events are free and open to students, faculty, staff and community members.

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Ferris is home to 14 Division II teams and Divison I Men's Hockey. This gives you plenty of opportunities to get in the action. Whether you're at Top Taggart Field cheering on the reigning national champions or in the stands at Ewigleben Ice Arena, the student section is the best seat in the house. We'll see you at the game. 

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