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  • Founders' Day Celebration

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    Name: Founders' Day Celebration
    Date: August 29, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    Founders’ Day is an annual event for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to celebrate founders Woodbridge and Helen Gillespie Ferris, and their contributions to what is today known as Ferris State University. Founders’ Day activities are free and open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Founders’ Day is part of Bulldog Beginnings.

    This is an annual event that takes place and the first Thursday of the school year. Come and enjoy some great food great games and win lots of prizes. There is also a fair to show case places you can volunteer around the community, departments on campus and your 5-star RSOs. Check it out and get connected.

    The annual Founders’ Day Community Ice Cream Social will once again feature the famous Jones Homemade Ice Cream served up by local celebrities from the Big Rapids community. Free ice cream will be served beginning at 4 p.m. on the North Campus Quad near the University Center and run until 6:30 pm or as long as the ice cream lasts. Register to win awesome raffle prizes such as a large screen TV. Drawing will be held on the quad at 6:30 pm and you MUST be present to win.

    Outdoors on the North Campus Quad
    (inside University Center, in case of rain)
    Ferris State University
    1201 State Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
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  • Places to Stay

    Country Inn & Suites

    15344 Waldron Way
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

    1005 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    15320 Waldron Way 
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Quality Inn & Suites

    1705 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Super 8 Motel

    845 Water Tower Rd.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    The Hideaway

    11969 Tullymore Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    The Inn at St. Ives

    9940 St. Ives Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    Morley Motel 

    2097 Northland Dr.
    Morley, MI 49336
    (231) 856-7820