Key Dates to Close the Fall 2019, Begin the Spring 2020 Semesters

Ferris State UniversityThe University Events Calendar highlights important dates for Ferris State University students, faculty and staff as the Fall 2019 semester ends and the Spring 2020 term is on the horizon after the holidays.

Listed below are dates that include Ferris’ full closing schedule as well as dates for the University community to be aware of ending one semester and beginning the next, in January 2020.

Here are the key dates:

Saturday, Dec. 14

Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies take place during two sessions.

Friday, Dec. 20

All university offices close for winter break at the end of the workday, on Friday, Dec. 20.

Thursday, Jan. 2

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

Thursday, Jan. 9

Late registration for Spring 2020 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. 10

Residence Halls open

Late registration for spring semester

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

Click Admissions for more information.

Monday, Jan. 13

First day for Spring 2020 semester classes

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


Tuesday, Jan 14

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


Wednesday, Jan 15

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


Thursday, Jan. 16

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

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

Friday, Jan. 17

Fridays at Ferris: University Center Anniversary Party


Monday, Jan. 20

Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

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.