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New Employee Orientation

Welcome, Bulldog! You will find this page a valuable resource as you begin your journey as a Ferris employee.

Step 1

Check your email for an informational packet with details about your orientation course and important paperwork. Pay particular attention to the due dates for each item.

Step 2

HR will enroll you in the New Employee Orientation course. You will receive an email from [email protected].

Once you are enrolled in the course, you will find

  • a checklist with important tasks
  • training to complete
  • links to helpful resources

Once you complete the course, sign and return the acknowledgement form to Human Resources.

Step 3

Ensure you return all required new-hire paperwork to Human Resources by the due date.

Contact Information

Human Resources

[email protected]


420 Oak Street
Prakken 150
Big Rapids, MI 49307


Learning Resources

The HR Center for Staff Development (Staff Center) is here to support all employees with their professional development needs. 

Contact the Staff Center: 231.591.2112 or [email protected] 

The Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCTL) and the eLearning team are additional resources for faculty.

Contact FCTL: 231.591.3826 or [email protected] 

Contact eLearning: 231.591.2802 or [email protected] 


Relocation Resources

The Diversity & Inclusion Office put together a New Faculty and Staff Resource Guide. This resource guide is intended to provide new faculty and staff with the resources necessary to make a successful transition to the Big Rapids area. Ferris State University is committed to providing employees and their families information about the wide array of entertainment, lifestyle, and recreation opportunities the area has to offer.