Re-entry Committee Update (Oct. 11, 2021)
Thank you for continuing to keep our Ferris community healthy and safe. We are managing the COVID-19 cases on our campus well, with the COVID-19 Dashboard reporting 2 new cases on Friday, Oct. 8, with 27 active cases associated with the University. This includes not only the Big Rapids campus, but our statewide locations as well. Kendall College of Art and Design reports 0 new cases, with 5 active cases. Compared to this point in time last year (7 new cases and 38 active cases), when the University had decreased density and no vaccines, these numbers are very encouraging.
The Re-entry Committee has recently been fielding questions related to booster shots, mask compliance, testing and University-sponsored travel.
Get the Facts About the Vaccine
Information & Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the University requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students?
Ferris State University is NOT requiring the COVID-19 vaccine to attend; however, we are strongly encouraging everyone to receive it, as we know this is the best way to assure community health and to avoid the disruptions seen across the country this past year from COVID-19.
Is the University requiring COVID-19 testing during move-in week?
Yes, all students living on-campus are required to participate in free COVID-19 testing upon move-in.
Will COVID-19 testing be available like it was last semester?
Yes. Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing (for those who have NO symptoms) is currently available for faculty, staff and students at the Pharmacy Care Clinic on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 12-1:30 p.m. You can “Schedule an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Test” right from the Coronavirus Updates Hub webpage. Or, testing is also available at Birkam Health Center Monday through Friday by appointment. Please call x2614, Option 2, if you would like to schedule an appointment.
Do Your Part
Check Your Symptoms
Use the Symptom Checker every day to stay on top of how you're feeling. Everyone is required to complete it every day before coming to campus. If you're not feeling well, stay home.
Report a Positive Test Result
It is critical to report a positive test result to us so we can immediately begin taking measures to protect our community, even if you are not exhibiting symptoms and feel fine. We will never release your information to the general public.
Mask Up Indoors
As of Aug. 12, 2021, you must wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you!