Graduating in Spring and interested in winning some cool FSU swag before you go? From sweatshirts to gift cards, colleges and university departments have gifts waiting for you! It’s easy to register and increase your chances of winning! Just click on the link below and fill out a short survey. We will contact you by email or phone if you are the lucky winner!
We are excited to announce that the Spring 2021 Graduation Fair will be taking place in various rooms throughout the University Center on Tuesday, March 2 and 9, and Thursday, March 4 and 11, from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. each of those days!
Congratulations on your success! As you prepare for graduation, we encourage you to check out all the information below to help you plan ahead for which stations you'll visit during our one-stop-shop for all things commencement.
It's important to remember that while we are excited to see and congratulate you in-person this year, masks must be worn at all times throughout the UC, social distancing guidelines will be followed at each station, and room capacity will always be limited to the number of people posted on the signs at each room. Have fun, stay safe, and go Bulldogs!
- Win Prizes Here*
- Alumni Relations, Room 209
Stop by our station at grad fair to register for a prize drawing, learn about alumni benefits, get your free Ferris glass, and learn about upcoming events for graduating seniors!
Welcome to the Ferris State Alumni Association! We are pleased to inform you that we are a non-dues paying organization which means all of the benefits for alumni come to you free of charge.
You are now one of over 170,000 living alumni across the world! Once you graduate we hope you remain connected to FSU by liking and following us on one of several social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Visit www.ferris.edu/alumni for more information.
- Commencement Services, Room 123
Stop by our station at the grad fair to pick up your diploma cover, grab your free Bulldog alumni pin, and pick up you honor cords if you're eligible.
- Career Services, Room 211
Stop by our station at grad fair to learn about Career Planning and Development, learn about our document-review for resumes/portfolios/cover letters/etc., and learn about using and accessing Handshake.
Congratulations Graduating Bulldogs! We are so proud of your accomplishments. We want to make sure you are aware of all the resources and assistance available now and after graduation from The CLACS Career Center. Our staff is available to help you consider opportunities, put the finishing touches on your resume, fine tune your presentation skills, locate employment, and receive coaching on everything career related. For more information on Career Services and all the services available, click on the link to our pdf below!
- Office of Multicultural Student Services, Room 211
Stop by our station at grad fair to learn about the Ferris State University Black Alumni Association, learn about scholarships and fellowships for graduate students sponsored by OMSS, and learn how you can stay involved with OMSS as an alumni.
- The Ferris Foundation, Room 213
Stop by our station at grad fair to learn about The Ferris Foundation and philanthropy at Ferris, make a thank-you video for scholarship donors (see details below), and learn about One Day for Dawgs (Ferris' Day of Giving).
We invite you to take a moment and record a video message of gratitude for those that support the university and its students. Tell us your story of how scholarship support made an impact on your college experience. Try to limit your video to less than three minutes, but we want to hear your story so don’t be shy.
Videos made with your phone are fine, if the content is kept appropriate. Send your completed video to [email protected]. Your video may be edited for content and length, or featured on social media and future solicitations. Thank you and congratulations on your accomplishments!
- First-Generation Student Services, Room 213
Stop by our station at grad fair to get your first-gen graduation cord, grab some Ferris first-gen swag, sign up to share your Ferris first-gen story, and learn how you can help other first-gen students.
- Photo Services, Room 217
Stop by our station at grad fair to get your photo taken alone or with your friends in your favorite Ferris attire* and have your official graduation video taken! Masks cannot be removed for photos or videos per COVID-19 guidelines.
*No groups larger than 3 people can enter the room or have their photo taken together. Staff will not take photos using student phones or other cameras. You can purchase your cap and gown from the bookstore. Masks must be worn at all times.
- Exit Counseling and Financial Services
Students who have received a subsidized, unsubsidized or PLUS loan(s) under the Direct Loan Program, must complete exit counseling each time they drop below half-time enrollment, graduate, or leave school. If you're planning on continuing your education, you still need to complete exit counseling. Exit Counseling will inform you about your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower. Complete online at www.studentaid.gov or click the link below!
For additional important information about student loan repayment visit our site, www.ferris.edu/repay.
- The Bookstore
Stop by our station at grad fair to purchase your graduation regalia*, pick out graduation gifts for your friends, purchase alumni or Ferris gear to represent your alma mater, or stop by an external vendor table while available!
*Regalia is available for sale in the bookstore, or it can be ordered online at https://ferris.shopoakhalli.com to be shipped (a flat-rate shipping fee will be charged).
- Class Rings & Other Services
Herff Jones - Ordering your Herff Jones ring and other graduation supplies is as easy as www.collegerings.herffjones.com. For Grad Fair specials and promotions, please contact Michele Nash at [email protected], 248-667-9018
Balfour - For announcement cards and class rings, visit www.balfour.com - for any questions please call the Balfour office at 248-689-4445.
Liberty Mutual - Did you know, as an alumni member you are now eligible for auto and home insurance discounts with Liberty Mutual Insurance? Melissa Price is our Ferris State Insurance rep, local to Big Rapids and can help you with any personal insurance needs you may have. She can even help you with life insurance to cover the cost of your student loans should something happen to you. To get a quote on any of these options, you can email her at [email protected], call or text 616-710-1469 or even head over to her website and enter the quotes yourself https://www.libertymutual.com/agent/melissa-price. If you mention grad fair, you could even win a free gift from Liberty Mutual!
- Grad Fair Winners
- Zenise Triplett, COB
- Arianna Lozano, CAS
- Zainab Alahdiab Alnabi, CAS
- Lezley Rodriguez, COB
- Matt Manatrey, CET
- Kalina Mohnke, CAS
- Rosa Escobar, CHP
- Amrit Kaur, CHP
- Alex Kirch, CET
- Kristopher Weiss, CoP
- Lakyn Piotrowski, COB
- Paige Berg, CET
- Alexis Evans, CHP
- Gregory Van Der Heide, CET
- Kyle Farley, CET
- Hunter Diehl, CET
- Khadijah Alwusaybie, COB
- Aliyah Sharifi, AS
- Ileona Geroux, CET
- Kenzie Trierweiler, COB
- Sallyanna Bender, CHP
- Katilyn Ketchum, CHP
- Adam Kociba, CAS
- Quade Pike, Business
- Laura Prritt,
- Endira Hebovij, CoP
- Jamela Brady, COB
- Vanessa Galici, CAS
- David Scharmer, CET
- Levi Ford, CET
- Trebor Rymal, COB
- Grace Jipping, CAS
- Kristin Kirsch, COB
- Allyson Faulkner, CAS
- Byron Brooks, COB
- Gretchen Serino, CHP
- Janae Mutschler, CHP
- Distiny Kuzee, CHP
- Kyle White, CET
- Hannah Price, CET
- Cora Hall, CAS