By: Jared Kissane
It’s that time of year again as the weather cools down and the town of Big Rapids becomes filled with students excited for another school year. Among those students is a freshmen class who is experiencing being on their own for the very first time.
When I look back to my first few weeks at Ferris State as a freshman, I remember wanting to get out of my dorm room and experience as much as possible. Ferris State does a great job of having events that allow freshman to have something to do when they may not know many people here. Bulldog Bonanza may be the best event for freshmen that want to find things to do around campus.
With multiple organizations set up all around Wink Arena, I had the opportunity to talk with the Ferris State Academy of Criminal Justice, get a taste of Greek life when talking with some fraternities, and figured out what Social Fest was all about.
Whether incoming students want to join a Greek organization, a faith based ministry team, or simply want to go through college on their own, one thing they can all be involved in is Social Fest. Social Fest’s goal was to raise awareness about social media and how effective it can be not only socially, but also in business. In an effort to get students involved, they set up events all week that were interactive and gave students a chance to use social media for another purpose besides interacting with friends.
This year, Bulldog Bonanza influenced students to get out and get involved. We all
may be interested in different things but if you take a moment to realize how much is out there to benefit you, it can have a huge impact on your experience here at Ferris State.