FSU students head back to campus

Parents helped students move back to campus. Move-in days were Thursday, Aug. 22 and Friday, Aug. 23. (Pioneer photo/ Catherine Sweeney)

Bulldogs-in-Action students helped move furniture into residence halls. The student group was there to assist movers with whatever they needed. (Pioneer photo/ Catherine Sweeney)

BIG RAPIDS — The parking lots at Ferris State University filled up with trucks and moving vans as students came back to campus Thursday.

Students were scheduled to continue moving in today, Aug. 23. Unlike previous years, this year’s students were able to move into campus over a span of two days, rather than the original Friday before classes.

Before finding their dorms, students were greeted in Wink Arena, where they were given parking passes, residence hall keys and student IDs.

After that, they headed to their residence halls and were assisted in moving in by Bulldogs-in-Action, a student group at FSU.

Honors students moved in from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, while students in north campus moved in later in the day from 1 to 5 p.m.

The rest of the on-campus students will come back today, with south campus moving in from 8 a.m. to noon, and west campus moving in from 1 to 5 p.m.

The new move-in process allowed students and parents to have a smoother transition back to campus with less traffic.

“We wanted to create a festive and welcoming environment for our students and their parents with tons of Ferris pride,” Lisa Ortiz, director of residential programs and services at FSU, said.

With students back on campus, FSU classes will begin Monday, Aug. 26.

Students helped each other move into their residence halls. Move-in times and days varied depending on location. (Pioneer photo/ Catherine Sweeney)

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