Explore Your Resources
As a student, you will be assigned an advisor within your program and we encourage you to meet with them at least once a semester. Advisors will help you choose your courses, discuss your goals, and explore how your Ferris degree can help you meet them.
A full range of online library services are available through the Ferris library, FLITE, both in-person and online.
If you need research help, the FLITE librarians are ready to give you a hand. Head to the FLITE webpage to ask questions, find your subject matter expert, and for information on accessing library resources from off-campus locations.
InterLibrary Loan (ILLiad)
ILLiad allows you to request materials from FLITE and other libraries and have them sent to your home.
Our librarians are content experts and have specialties by subject area. Contact your library liaison to receive individualized assistance with citations, search strategies, and more.
Find out more about requirements and support for completing your thesis or dissertation.
Transcripts are your official Ferris record and include your course enrollment history. Ferris partners with the National Student Clearinghouse to make getting your transcript quick and easy.
MyFSU is where you'll do everything from registering for classes to paying your tuition. We've created a quick video to help you explore everything MyFSU has to offer.
How to Access Your MyFSU Account
Use your student ID and birthdate to lookup your Ferris credentials including your username, email address, and initial password needed to log in to your MyFSU account.
If you don't know your eight-digit student ID number, you can look it up using the email address you used to apply and your birthdate.
MyDegree is the best way to plan for future semesters and make sure you're meeting your program's requirements.
You must be logged in to MyFSU to access MyDegree.
Textbooks and course materials for your Ferris courses can be purchased through the online Ferris bookstore.
You can find your textbook information through your MyFSU account > Student tab > MyRegistrations, Course Textbook information. You can also log in with your Ferris student email to the bookstore website and your books and course materials needed for your classes will pre-load. Shipping is FREE on orders over $49 (excluding Marketplace items). Order your materials early to ensure they arrive in time for classes.
Ferris State grants a book advance of up to $500 to students who are enrolled at least half time, have a direct deposit account on file for student refunds, and have a credit balance pending with the University at least 10 days before the semester begins with all financial aid requirements satisfied. Students enrolled in the Employer Tuition Reimbursement program are not eligible for a book advance.
If you have questions regarding the online bookstore, check out their help videos.
Congratulations on completing your degree!
In order to be reviewed for graduation, you must complete an application for graduation. You can complete the application through MyFSU (Student tab > MyRecords > Degree Progress & Graduation > Apply to Graduate).
Check with your Dean's office for specific requirements and deadlines, including when your application must be submitted in order to be included in the commencement program.
All off-campus and online students are welcome to participate in commencement ceremonies at the main campus. In addition, select Statewide locations hold celebrations for graduating students. Check the commencement page for the latest info.
Now it's time to celebrate! Ferris offers commencement ceremonies held at our main campus in Big Rapids. Ceremonies are held at the end of the fall and spring semesters.
You can learn more, including how to order your cap and gown, on our commencement page.
Questions about commencement? Reach out to the appropriate contact.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides management, leadership, and funding to allow those in the Ferris community to conduct research.
Responsible Conduct of Research
Be prepared for research by completing the necessary online training that satisfies both the NIH and NSF requirements.
Research Integrity and Compliance
In order to maintain and continue research integrity, become familiar with our policies and procedures regarding research.
Collaborative Institutional Initiative CITI Training
The CITI program is an educational training to maintain the protection and integrity of human subjects in research.
Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures
Review policies, procedures, and forms related to graduate studies.
Academic Affairs and College Policies
Learn more about your college policies, guidelines, procedures, as well as additional resources.
Ferris Code of Student Community Standards
Canvas is our cutting-edge online learning environment. Learn your way around with these resources.
- Canvas Overview
- Assignments OverView
- ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSIONS
- Calendar Overview
- Canvas App
- Canvas Chat
- Collaborations Overview
- Conversations Overview
- Dashboard Overview
- Discussions Overview
- Feedback Overview
- Files Overview
- Grades Overview
- Groups Overview
- Quizzes Overview
- New Quizzes Overview
Our eLearning team offers you a virtual way to attend a class with their double robots Larry, Curly, and Moe. Students can request these robots to be put in a class or be used to meet with an advisor that may not be able to physically attend, but still allow you to interact virtually. Be sure to reserve one early!
Follow this guide to simplify your search for online courses at Ferris. Then head to MyFSU to find your classes.
Information Technology Services
IT Services is available to assist you with all of your technology needs. Whether you need help setting up your email or resetting your password, you can contact them for support.
They also offer online chat support and a walk-up service desk in Big Rapids.
eLearning Student Support Services
eLearning supports students through technology and course design. Check out their helpful guides for the many technologies you may use.
Zoom will help you connect with your instructors and classmates. If you need a hand learning how to use Zoom, check out their helpful guides.
Learn how to ensure your online course success with these tips.
Career and Professional Success (CAPS) offers variety of career and professional development opportunities are available to all graduate students. CAPS offers job search document reviews, practice interviewing, skills assessments, workshops, coaching, and more. Once you’re ready, CAPS can help you get connected with thousands of employers with internships and job opportunities.
Handshake is an interactive platform that allows you to explore jobs and internships from thousands of employers, network with your classmates, and get expert advice from employers and staff from Career and Professional Success. You can also use Handshake to learn when Ferris is hosting Career and Internship Fairs and see a listing of employers visiting campus.
Big Interview will help you perfect your interview skills using a proven step-by-step system that combines expert video lessons and an interactive interview preparation system. You'll also get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job, and experience level.
Resume Review Tools
Learn how to optimize your resume and land your dream dream job with online review tools Jobscan and Resume Worded. You can also schedule an appointment with one of our resume experts through Handshake for a virtual, phone, or in-person appointment.
Ferris offers counseling services to support your overall well-being.
Personal Counseling Center
The Personal Counseling Center is here to support all Ferris students. The Center offers a wide range of services including:
- Individual Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Crisis Counseling
If you have a documented disability, you can request accommodations through the Disabilities Services office.
Using a variety of tools, gain insight on career decision making. Identify academic and career interests by focusing on skills and strengths and develop a plan to reach your goals.
Learn how to maximize your learning potential by creating strategies and tools to assist you with time management, study skills, text anxiety, and more.
Diversity and Inclusion Office
The Diversity and Inclusion Office works with the Ferris community to ensure and support the mission and vision of the University, and to ensure that diversity, in its many forms, is understood, respected and valued.
Center for [email protected] Studies
The Center for [email protected] Studies works to get students to college and through college by building on the strengths of the students' culture and identity.
LGBTQ+ Resource Center
The LGBTQ+ Resource Center fosters a supportive environment that is open, safe, and inclusive for students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.
Multicultural Student Services
Multicultural Student Services promotes the intellectual understanding and appreciation of diversity, inclusion, and social justice by creating opportunities for learning and leadership development for our campus community.
In support of the University’s mission, the Office of International Education collaborates with others to strengthen the University’s global engagement by working to make Ferris a welcoming and inclusive community. You will find there is a home for you at Ferris State University.
Your Ferris Bulldog ID card includes your student ID number and helps us assist you.
If you are on main campus, stop by the MyBulldog Service Center located in the David L. Eisler Center to have your ID picture taken and card printed.
Off-campus and online students will need to submit a photo and your ID card will be mailed to your permanent address on file with the University. For complete instructions check out MyBulldog ID Card.
Federal Civil Rights Title IX laws prohibits sex discrimination in an education setting or related activity that receives federal funding.
You can file a complaint online and find additional support resources through Ferris' Title IX webpage.
Ferris has also compiled a list of resources for our students.
Veteran's Resource Center is a resource for veterans, active service members, and their dependents. Find assistance navigating the transition to college, requesting your military records, VA questions, or other military-related questions.
The Writing Center has you covered for all of your writing projects no matter what stage you are in the process. Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with a consultant to get started.