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Key Dates to Close the Fall 2017, Begin the Spring 2018 Semesters

Ferris State UniversityThe University Events Calendar highlights important dates for Ferris State University students, faculty and staff as the Fall 2017 semester closes and the Spring 2018 term is on the horizon.

Listed below are dates that include Ferris’ full closing schedule as well as dates for students to be aware of as they make plans for the start of the Spring 2018 semester, in January.

Here are the key dates:

Monday through Friday, Dec 11- 15.

Examination Week is Monday, Dec. 11 through Friday, Dec. 15.

Saturday, Dec 16.

Commencement is set for 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.

Click commencement for more information.

Monday, Dec. 18

Final grades are due by 1 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21

All university offices close for winter break at the end of the work day, on Thursday, Dec. 21.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

University offices reopen after winter break, beginning at 8 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 4

Late registration for Spring 2018 semester begins.

Orientation hosted by Admissions at 9 a.m.

Admissions can be contacted at (231) 591-2100 during regular office hours when Ferris is open.

Click Admissions for more information.

Friday, Jan. 5

Late registration for spring semester.

Monday, Jan. 8

First day for Spring 2018 semester classes.

Drop/add (closes at 5 p.m. Thursday)

Tuesday, Jan 9

Drop/add (closes at 5 p.m. Thursday)

Wednesday, Jan 10

Drop/add (closes at 5 p.m. Thursday)

Thursday, Jan. 11

Drop/add (closes at 5 p.m. Thursday)

Last day to drop – Partial semesters 1, A, D

Monday, Jan. 15

Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

Click Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration for details of events. 

Monday, Jan. 29

Last day to withdrawal partial semester “D.”

For more information about dates, visit the University Events Calendar.

In case of an emergency, contact Ferris' Department of Public Safety at (231) 591-5000.