Starting Employment

Congratulations on your employment with Ferris State University. Starting employment is an exciting new venture and Ferris wants to help you prepare for this new beginning.


  • Our New Faculty and Staff Resource Guide, link to follow, is intended to provide you with the resources necessary to make a successful transition to the Big Rapids area.

    New Faculty and Staff Resource Guide


    Information you will need to bring on your first day:

    Acceptable documents for completing the I-9 Form.

    Your driver’s license number and license plate number for your FSU parking permit (if needed).


    All new employees attend the FSU New Employee Orientation within the first 4-6 weeks of employment.

  • When you arrive on campus and complete your new employee paperwork you will receive a temporary parking permit.

    As part of your new employee paperwork you will provide vehicle registration information and a permanent parking permit will be sent to you from the Ferris State University Public Safety office.

  • The document needed to obtain your FSU ID card is part of your new employee paperwork.  All employees of Ferris should obtain and FSU ID card. This ID will give you access to certain discounts and services as well as provide access to certain campus facilities. In some cases you will need an FSU ID card to access the facility where you will be working.

  • Access to needed FSU systems will be determined by your department/supervisor during your first few days of employment.

  • During New Employee Orientation, if you are eligible you will be given information and attend a benefits orientation. To review benefits by employee classification please visit our benefits web page.

  • Keys are issued to employees within the first 2 weeks of employment. Your department will be responsible to request keys for you through a work order to Physical Plant.

  • The employee self service web-site, titled “MyFSU” is a resource portal for employees to view/print your pay information, change your address, and access internal systems. You will receive a computing ID and password that will allow you to access information.

  • You will be provided information to participate in several of our on-line trainings. These trainings are designed to assist you in acclimating to your higher education employer. You will be given instructions on how to participate at New Employee Orientation.

  • Your new employee paperwork will be emailed to you in advance of your orientation date.  Please check the email address that was listed on your application for these documents.  The documents may also be found by clicking the link below.

    New Hire Employment Forms

    Information on New Employee Orientation including scheduling, instructions, and agenda, may be found here.