Mascot Reservation


The Bulldog is available to appear at your event for a nominal fee. The fees help offset some of the expenses of the program such as:

  • Scholarship funds for students and mascot.
  • Upkeep and maintenance of the mascot's uniform.
  • Camps and development workshops that our mascot attends to improve our program.


Note: All appearances are minimum one hour.

  • Commercial/Company Appearances

$150 per hour

  • Community Groups (examples: birthday parties, parades, celebrity appearances)

$50 per hour

  • Non-profit Groups

$50 per hour

  • Campus Groups (departments and RSOs)

$50 per hour

  • Alumni Groups (examples: weddings, reunions, golf outings)

$100 per hour

**If the appearance is away from the Big Rapids area transportation expenses must be paid.



  • Mascot appearances are available upon request (with a minimum 2-week notice).
  • The Ferris State University Department of Athletics and the Student Alumni Gold Club reserves the right to refuse any appearance.
  • All requests for specific appearances will be left to the discretion of the Student Alumni Gold Club and the Athletics Department.
  • Because of the time demands on the Bulldog, we cannot guarantee that each requested appearance will be fulfilled and priority will be given to athletic and campus department appearances.
  • Appearances cannot last more than 2 hours.
  • All appearance requests must be submitted using the online form a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the date of the appearance.
  • Your group must provide the name of your contact person with a telephone number where they can be reached the day of the event.
  • For events out of town, you must provide an area for the mascot to change into costume.
  • The Bulldog does not talk. No exceptions.
  • The Bulldog will be escorted by a member of the Student Alumni Gold Club at all times.

If the mascot must travel outside the Big Rapids area, a transportation fee will be charged.**

Bulldog Mascot Reservation Form

Please note there is a fee for appearances.