Meijer Madness Event Helps Kick Off the Fall 2014 Semester

Ferris State UniversityFerris State University and Meijer are once again collaborating to kick off the fall semester with a dose of madness.

This year's Meijer Madness takes place at the Big Rapids Meijer location from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The 10th annual event, part of Bulldog Beginnings, gives students opportunities to learn more about the Big Rapids community, to meet new people and to do some back-to-school shopping.

“This event is great for students who are not from the area to see what is available to them,” said Fernando Labra, coordinator of Intramural and Club Sports and one of the organizers of Bulldog Beginnings. “This event will provide lots of fun, free food, great discounts and an excellent way to connect with the Big Rapids area.”

Meijer Madness includes giveaways and raffles for prizes, as well as a live DJ, a photo booth, and more. Coupons will be offered for a discount on purchases made for the upcoming academic year. In addition to Meijer serving as the event’s host, several other Big Rapids businesses will participate in the event.

Shuttle buses will be available to transport students to and from Meijer beginning at 6:45 p.m. and running until 10 p.m. On-campus pickup locations include FLITE Circle, Bond Circle and Merrill Circle. A handicapped accessible bus will be available as well.

Meijer Madness is one of several events from Bulldog Beginnings, a program designed to welcome new and returning students to campus, as well as host educational and fun activities to start off the fall semester.

“All the events were planned with the students in mind as to how we can make their transition to Ferris and the Big Rapids area a smooth one that sparks their spirit to be a Ferris State Bulldog,” Labra said. “Students can share their stories, pictures, etc. of their experience on social media with the hashtag, #imabulldog.”

The Big Rapids Meijer is located at 15400 Waldron Way near Perry Ave. The store’s phone number is (231) 527-0200.

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Last updated: 08-22-2014