Living on campus is the best way to feel connected to Ferris and become a part of
the Bulldog community. Here are some our our favorite reasons why you should live
Top Reasons to Live on Campus
Live Close, Sleep More
Nothing beats being able to wake up at 7:45 for an 8 a.m. class. Living on campus
means everything our campus has to offer you is closer at hand.
Avoid Hidden Costs
Our on-campus housing includes heat, water, electricity, cable TV, internet (wi-fi),
and unlimited laundry. Additional services may be offered, depending on the building
you live in.
Succeed in Class
National studies show students living on campus earn better grades. The difference
can be as much as a full letter grade.
Safety & Security
Campus safety is our top priority. Our housing facilities are locked and require.
Ferris ID card access in addition to a dorm key. All residence halls have a 24/7 customer
service desk. There are emergency blue light phones located around campus which enable
students to contact 911 at the touch of a button.
Staying on campus provides you the opportunity to be a part of multiple housing
& dining activities. From dining with friends to movie and game nights in the residence
halls, you’re bound to have fun with friends!
Ferris State’s Dining Services proudly offer students a large variety in their
dining options, including: The Rock & Quad Cafés, Erbert & Gerbert’s, Starbucks, Bulldog
Bites Food Truck, The Market, Brutus Bistro and more!
Hall Events & Activities
Residence halls include a variety of events over the school year, from fun giveaways
to movie nights and more!
Easy Access to Support
Resources for academic support are right at your fingertips! On-campus locations
such as the Academic Support Center, Writing Center, Center for Leadership, Activities
& Career Services, are available to help students achieve both academic and career
We have a nutritionist that will work with students who have special dietary needs
or help students with any nutritional questions/concerns. The Student Recreational
Center also has fitness equipment, swimming pool, basketball courts, a rock wall,
and fun classes to stay fit and relieve stress!
We are proud to be a globally diverse university and campus. We believe that learning
from each other is one of the best parts of the college experience. Live here and
be a part of our community! Join student organizations, intramural teams, attend concerts,
lectures, and plays! Get an on-campus job. Support our football team at Top Taggart
Field or our hockey team at the Ewigleben Sports Arena.
Finding Your Roommate
The free Yada Assessment will help you choose a roommate based on “the science of you”, your personal roadmap
to incredible relationships. Once you complete the 15-minute assessment, you will
receive a full report, a snapshot, and suggested matches for potential roommates.
Family housing is available at West Campus Apartments in Robin Court. This housing
option is for married couples with or without children and single parents with children.
Apartments include two, three, or four bedrooms upstairs, a full basement downstairs,
and living room and kitchen on the main floor.
You can stay on campus free during the summer. Check and see if you qualify for free
summer housing on the housing website.
Housing during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break is available in
Bond Hall where residents may choose to stay in their rooms when they sign up through
their Hall Director in advance. Suites and apartments remain open during breaks and
offer academic year or year-round living options.
Ferris State University’s residency policy states all students who have not reached
the age of 19 prior to September 1 of the current academic year must live on campus
and have an anytime meal plan