There are a few important requirements to take into consideration when applying for
housing at Ferris State University:
Ferris State University policy requires all single students to live in University
Residence Halls for two full academic semesters, unless they have reached the age
of 19 prior to September 1, of the current academic year, or plan to continue living
in the permanent home with parents, and the home is within 50 road miles of the University.
Students who are eligible to live off campus may qualify for certain residence hall
All housing contracts are binding for the entire academic year (both fall and spring
semesters). These contracts require an appeal for cancellation or exemption once signed.
The only exceptions are for students with internships, graduating students, or students
who are transferring.
Students who lived on-campus at another university, but are under 20 should be aware
that Ferris State's residency requirement is independent of the policies of other
institutions. Despite previous living arrangements, our students must meet the specific
Ferris State guidelines to be eligible for off campus living.
1. Live close, sleep more.
Because you can get up at 7:45am for your 8:00am class.
2. It’s like an all-inclusive resort!
Laundry facilities. Heat. No shoveling.
3. Eat well.
Our many dining locations offer an incredible variety of healthy, fresh foods and
indulgent favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And you don’t have to do any
4. Don’t stress.
Everything is included in one bill: rent, utilities, cable TV and high-speed internet.
There’s no chance your power will get turned off.
5. Live smart.
National studies show students who live on campus tend to earn better grades. That’s
a good reason by itself.
6. Feel safe and secure.
Campus safety is our top priority. Our housing facilities are locked and require Ferris
ID card access in addition to a door key. Our desks are staffed around the clock.
The Department of Public Safety is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Student foot
patrol officers help safeguard campus and provide escorts to students who request
them. Emergency blue light phones that enable students to contact 911 at the touch
of a button are installed in all residence halls and in strategic locations on campus.
7. Easy access to support.
Academic and support resources are right at your fingertips, from the Academic Support
Center and Writing Center to FLITE and the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career
8. Stay healthy.
The Student Recreation Center has fitness equipment, a rock wall, swimming pool, basketball
courts and fun classes to stay fit and relieve stress. Some of our residence halls
have exercise equipment as well.
Got the sniffles? Birkham Health Center can help you feel better.
Starbucks is at both the David L. Eisler Center and the Interdisciplinary Resource
Coffee. Snacks. Survival.
10. Be connected.
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 part of our community.
Join student organizations, intramural teams, and attend concerts, lectures and plays.
Get an on-campus job. Walk over to Top Taggart Field for a football game or Ewigleben
Sports Arena to cheer on the hockey team from the Dawg Pound.
One thing’s for sure, you’ll meet a lot of people and make a lot of friends right
in the middle of the action.