Ferris State University offers a number of residence hall options to accommodate your preferences. All Ferris residence halls are completely smoke free. All rooms have connections internet and cable television. A phone with voice mail is also included in each room. Each hall is equipped with laundry facilities as well as a small kitchenette. Students in these halls must select a dining plan.
Residence Hall Association
The Purpose of RHA is to promote the unity of all residence halls at Ferris State University's campus. This organization through, through its members, shall perform all functions necessary to provide residents with an academic, intellectual, cultural, and social understanding among the students residing in the residence halls. It shall stimulate interest and effort in residence hall affairs. In accordance with these objectives, this organization shall integrate the ideas and exchange the ideas of its members and provide programs of mutual benefit through achievement and act as a voice of the residence halls through information exchanges and conferences.
At Ferris State University, they want to provide the finest quality food and service at reasonable cost to students, faculty, staff, and guests.
Their meal plans offer flexibility, convenience, and great food value. Each of their food service operations provide a variety of carefully prepared, nutritious, and tasty foods along with personalized service for a pleasant dining experience.
Ferris is home to a wide range of enriching activities and stimulating events. On a campus where diversity is valued, you can enjoy the kinds of entertainment on our Big Rapids campus you only expect in a big city, such as concerts, art exhibits, guest speakers, plays and more.
Our students enjoy popular music from hot artists at events like Ferris Fest, our annual spring outdoor concert extravaganza, and Autumn Alive, our fall blast during Homecoming week activities.
Our main campus in Big Rapids is home to museums with dynamic,
entertaining and thought-provoking exhibits; G. Mennen Williams
Auditorium, which hosts headlining speakers, performing artists and
more; James M. Wink Arena, the home of commencement and many of our
larger concerts; as well as educational centers such as the Rankin
Student Center Art Gallery, Card Wildlife Education Center and the
John and Rhea Smith Greenhouse.
What other university has its own golf course? Or ice arena? Where else do you see students walking across campus on a hot summer day carrying big rubber tubes for a refreshing floating down the river?
Ferris offers many outstanding recreation opportunities, from the Student Recreation Center, featuring an indoor running track, climbing wall and weight room, to the Racquet and Fitness Center. And you're surrounded by nature's best - a river runs beside the campus, the surrounding countryside is dotted with lakes, and vacationland is all around the campus which ever way you head.
North is winter skiing and summer boating, west are the Lake Michigan beaches, east is big-city Detroit, and south are the attractions of Grand Rapids and then Chicago. It's a great life.
Do you want to get off the sidelines and get in the game?
Students compete in club and intramural sports such as baseball, softball, flag football, rugby and lacrosse at Ferris. Club and intramural sports are a great way to meet new friends and to build lifelong relationships. Ferris has highly successful club teams that have earned statewide and national acclaim.
Ferris State Universityâ€™s Office of Student Leadership and Activities makes it easy for you to use and grow your talents through your campus involvement. Getting involved on campus helps you build career and personal skills that will help you long after you leave college. You'll meet new people, share ideas, and learn more about yourself. Whether you attend programs, plan events, or become president of a Registered Student Organization, we can help you get connected to your university.
The Office of Student Leadership and Activities also coordinates major campus events with student organizations and campus departments, including Welcome Week activities, Bulldog Bonanza, and Entertainment Unlimited and Speaker Series events. The office also works on leadership development programming, such as the Professional Career and Leadership Conference. We also work with student organizations and various campus committees.
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) also play an important role in helping Ferris State University achieve the mission of innovative teaching and learning. RSOs provide unique learning experiences outside the classroom, and they create opportunities for studentsâ€™ personal and professional development. RSOs such as the Asian Student Organization, Hispanic Student Organization, International Student Organization, as well as chapters of the National Organization for Women and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People allow you to participate in the communities and causes that are important to you.
The overall mission of the Office of Student Leadership and Activities is to empower students to gain personal and professional skills in achieving success by working with others.