2017 Bulldog Beginnings Schedule

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The Fall 2017 semester is about to begin and Ferris State University is looking forward to welcoming its new students with this year’s Bulldog Beginnings! Bulldog Beginnings features numerous options for students to meet fellow students, enjoy free food, opportunities to win prizes, live music and more.

The week also focuses on Ferris pride, Bulldog Values, the University’s Mission/Core Values, the many campus resources available to students and more. Mostly, the week focuses on fun. Below is a list of events that will be occurring and keep an eye out for specific information about each event on the blog or visit Ferris’s Bulldog Beginnings webpage.

For Honors specific events, please check out our Move-In schedule.

Friday, August 25th 

  • First Impressions – 7:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. Main campus
  • Academic Classroom Tours – 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
  • Bulldog Welcome – 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. Top Taggart Field
  • Residence Hall Association Movie in the Quad (Guardians of the Galaxy 2) – 9:30p.m. to 11:30p.m. South Quad

Saturday, August 26th 

  • Playlists and Popsicles – 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. North Quad
  • Big Rapids Beginnings – 3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. Downtown Big Rapids
  • Meijer Mania – 7:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. Big Rapids Meijer
  • UC Late Night – 9:00p.m. to 12:00a.m. University Center

Sunday, August 27th 

  • Playlists and Popsicles – 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. North Quad
  • #BulldogReady – 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Campus Bookstore in the University Center
  • Dine with Professors – 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. The Rock Cafe
  • Residence Hall Programming – 7:00p.m. to 11:00p.m.

Monday, August 28th (First Day of Classes)

  • First Impressions – 8:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. Main Campus
  • Rec Fest – 6:00p.m. Student Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 29th 

  • Grilled Cheese in the IRC – 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. IRC
  • Headphone Disco – 9:00p.m. North Quad

Wednesday, August 30th 

  • Get Acquainted Day – 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. North Campus Quad
  • Entertainment Unlimited Comedian Event featuring: Eric O’Shea – 8:00p.m. University Center 202

Thursday, August 31st 

  • President Eisler’s State of the University Speech – 11:00a.m. University Center 203
  • Founders’ Day Celebration/Ice Cream Social – 4:00p.m. to 6:30p.m. North Quad

Friday, September 1st 

  • Disc Golf @ FLITE – 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. FLITE
  • Bulldog Volleyball hosts Ferris State Invitational (Ferris vs. Missouri Western State) – 2:00p.m. Ewigleben Sports Arena
  • Bulldog Volleyball hosts Ferris State Invitational (Ferris vs. Cedarville) – 6:00p.m. Ewigleben Sports Arena

Saturday, September 2nd 

  • Michigan’s Adventure Trip – 10:00a.m. Trip to Michigan’s Adventure in Muskegon, MI
  • Bulldog Volleyball hosts Ferris State Invitational (Ferris vs. Northwest Missouri State) – 2:00p.m. Ewigleben Sports Arena
  • Bulldog Volleyball hosts Ferris State Invitational (Ferris vs. Quincy) – 6:00p.m. Ewigleben Sports Arena

Monday, September 4th (Labor Day – No Classes)

  • Downtown Big Rapids Craft Show – 10:00a.m. Downtown Big Rapids
  • Spades and Euchre Tourneys – 9:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. University Center 217

Tuesday, September 5th 

  • Academic Support Center Open House – 9:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Academic Support Center

Wednesday, September 6th 

  • Bulldog Bonanza – 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. University Center

Thursday, September 7th 

  • Center for Latin@ Studies Welcome Back Party – 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. IRC 131

Friday, September 8th 

  • Veteran’s Event on the Quad – 1:00p.m. North Quad
  • Intensity Game Show – 8:00p.m. North Quad

Saturday, September 9th 

  • B1G Alleyway Clean Up – 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. The Big Rapids community
  • EU Comedy Competition – 7:00p.m. Rankin Lounge of the University Center