Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bulldog Beginnings All Part Of Ferris' Effort To Welcome Back Students To Campus


The campus is beginning to buzz as preparations are made for the return of students to campus at Ferris State University here in Big Rapids.

There will be no shortage of activities as faculty, staff and the community welcome the return of our students to Ferris as they begin the 2010-11 academic school year with the fall semester.

Here is a listing of events that will be taking place as part of Bulldog Beginnings:
  • Late Orientation (click here for an agenda)
    Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Timme Center for Student Services check-in starts at 10:00 a.m.

  • International Student Orientation (click here for an agenda)
    • Tuesday, Aug. 24, Check-in, at International Center
      Wednesday, Aug. 25, Welcome Presentations, noon-1:00 p.m., located in IRC and Business
    • College Meetings, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., various locations, Orientation Leaders will guide students to their college meetings

  • Late Registration
    Thursday, Aug 26 and Friday, Aug. 27, by permit. Permits will be received at College Meetings held on August 25.

  • Rockin' in the Rect-shirt
    Friday, Aug. 27, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Student Recreation Center
    The Rec Center will be rockin' with tons of games, inflatables, ice cream, and give-a-ways. Also, meet FSU Athletes.

  • Meijer Madness
    Saturday, Aug. 28, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Meijer
    Meijer, Y102 and Ferris presents the 6th Annual Meijer Madness!
    Do your back-to-school shopping at this event and get 10% off your entire purchase (some items excluded).

  • Student Ambassador Campus Tours
    Sunday, Aug. 29, 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., Timme Center
    Student Ambassadors will be taking students on tours of academic buildings every hour, on the hour.

  • Caricature Artist
    Sunday, Aug. 29, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Rankin Student Center Atrium. Get your caricature done by two incredible artists.

  • International Welcome Picnic
    Sunday, Aug. 29, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Northend Riverside Park
    Shuttle buses will run from FLITE Circle to Northend Riverside Park. New and current students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend.

  • SCHOLAR Peer Mentor Kick Off
    Sunday, Aug. 29, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Rankin Student Center Dome Rm. If you are interested in having a mentor this is the event for you. Build lasting relationships and become better acquainted with University life!

  • Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS): Transition to Success, Monday, Aug. 30, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Rankin Student Center Dome Room. OMSS will provide resources to assist you with your transition to Ferris.

  • Entertainment Unlimited: Illusionist Brian Brushwoodt-shirt
    Tuesday, Aug. 31, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Williams Auditorium
    Brian Brushwood combines comedy and magic for a fun filled evening.

  • "Spoiling Images of Women", Dr. David Pilgrim
    Wednesday, Sept. 1, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Rankin Student Center Dome Rm. This presentation explores derogatory images of women in popular and material culture. Images will be presented and discussed.

  • Residence Hall Association: Movie at Williams
    Wednesday, Sept 1, 8:00 p.m., Williams Auditorium
    Iron Man 2

  • Founders' Day Celebration t-shirt
    Thursday, Sept. 2, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Campus Quad (Rain location: Student Recreation Center). Celebrate Ferris' 126th year with live music, picnic food, games, inflatables, and novelties. Free Kilwin's ice cream starting at 4:00 pm.

  • Disc Golf in FLITE
    Friday, Sept. 3, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., in FLITE. Get together with friends for some friendly competition, teams of two will compete outside of FLITE and eventually work their way inside. Discs will be supplied. You may also win a prize, so don't miss the fun.

  • Racquet & Fitness Center Open House and Tennis Match
    Friday, Sept 3
  • Ferris Women's Volleyball Tournament - Hosts Lock Haven (PA)
    Friday, Sept 3, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept 4, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Ewigleben Sports Complex

  • Ferris Women's Soccer Team - Hosts Minnesota State
    Friday, Sept. 3, 4:00 p.m., FSU Soccer Field

  • Big Rapids River Days
    Friday, Sept 3 through Monday, Sept 6
    Support the local community in a variety of events. It's a great way to discover Big Rapids!
Anyone needing special accommodations to attend these events should contact 231.591.2606 at least 72 hours in advance.

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