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Message to Students

November 15, 2020

Good evening Bulldogs,

This evening Governor Whitmer announced an emergency epidemic order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services which provides additional guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. As a result of this order, Ferris State University will be moving to remote instruction Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Dec. 18th, 2020. This change pertains to all courses; including those currently offered in face-to-face and hyflex formats, lab courses, and in-person exams and tests. Please be in contact with your faculty of your in-person classes this week for information needed to transition to remote course delivery. Students in field placements, clinicals and student teaching assignments should contact their assigned faculty member regarding details for completing their coursework. Students who were planning to return to in-person classes following Thanksgiving will be contacted by their faculty on or after Nov. 30th regarding any plans to resume in-person instruction.

In accordance with the emergency order, in-person activities will be limited on-campus. Residence halls and dining facilities will remain open. The FLITE Library, the Student Recreation Center, and the University Center will also remain open.  We will continue to review the guidelines just released and additional details regarding our campus operations will be shared as details are available.

As a reminder for anyone planning to travel, please continue to participate in a modified quarantine period from now until you leave, and plan to participate in our upcoming voluntary, asymptomatic testing clinics.  Tomorrow, I will send details and a sign-up link for our upcoming voluntary, asymptomatic testing clinics at the Big Rapids campus this week and the potential for other dates in Big Rapids and at Kendall College of Art & Design next week.

Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping our communities safe.

Best regards,
Joy N. Pulsifer
Dean of Student Life