Founders’ Day Cultural Events

Today, Ferris celebrates Founders’ Day with many festive events. Several are educational, which make them great options to satisfy the Honors Program’s cultural events commitment:

11 AM: the President’s Speech on Zoom

12 – 1:30 PM: Helping Others Rise, a presentation on Zoom based on the book “Haste to Rise: A Remarkable Experience of Black Education during Jim Crow” by David Pilgrim and Franklin Hughes

11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM: Traditions Walk, a tour of campus locations that represent traditional and/or historical importance

6 PM: Building Bridges through Education Information Session, hosted by the Center for Latin@ Studies on Zoom

The Founders’ Day Resource Fair going on all day also offers a great opportunity to learn about Big Rapids and the Ferris community. If this event seems educational to you, explain why that is in the reflection part of your cultural event forms.

For more information, including Zoom links, visit the Bulldog Beginnings website:

If you are in your first semester in the Honors Program, you won’t have access to our reporting system, Honors Path, quite yet; that should be available in a few weeks. You will eventually find it on MyFSU on the Student tab. Click on Life@FSU. Honors Path is under Student Training Resources. Until then, you can just keep track of what you attend.

For more information on the cultural event commitment, check out the new Honors Program Canvas shell or contact us at