All of Ferris’ main campus has wireless access, both indoor and outdoor. However,
as with any wireless network, there are dead spots across campus.
One of these Anti-virus programs is required on all computers using the Ferris network to connect to the internet.
This is to protect the Ferris network and students from viruses and spyware. The Ferris
network also has a hardware firewall for additional protection from outside threats.
Bradford is required on all computers connecting to the Ferris network. This is to
prevent non-Ferris students, faculty or staff from accessing the Ferris network, and
to provide protection from hackers and spammers connecting to the Ferris network.
Ferris does not charge a technology fee. Therefore, any technology equipment needed
for a class (such as Classroom Performance System clickers) is purchased separately.
There are currently no policies regarding e-textbooks. Ferris does not restrict the
use of e-textbooks, but there are some classes that may require a hard copy. There
are several online companies that do provide e-textbooks and the baseline hardware
and software standards recommended by Ferris will support e-textbooks after any software
that may be required to download or listen to the e-textbooks is installed.