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Key Dates to Close the Fall 2018, Begin the Spring 2019 Semesters

Ferris State UniversityThe University Events Calendar features important dates for Ferris State University students, faculty and staff as the Fall 2018 semester ends and the Spring 2019 term is on the horizon.

Listed below are dates that include Ferris’ full closing schedule as well as dates for the University community to be aware of ending one semester and beginning the next, in January 2019.

Here are the key dates:

Friday, Dec. 21

All university offices close for winter break at the end of the workday, on Friday, Dec. 21.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

University offices reopen after winter break, beginning at 8 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Residence Halls open

Thursday, Jan. 10

Late registration for Spring 2018 semester begins

Orientation hosted by Admissions at 9 a.m.

Admissions can be contacted at (231) 591-2100 during regular office hours when Ferris is open.

Click Admissions for more information.

Friday, Jan. 11

Late registration for spring semester

Saturday, Jan. 12

$100 late registration charge for spring semester begins

Monday, Jan. 14

First day for Spring 2018 semester classes

Drop/add (closes at 5 p.m. Thursday)

Tuesday, Jan 15

Drop/add (closes at 5 p.m. Thursday)

Wednesday, Jan 16

Drop/add (closes at 5 p.m. Thursday)

Thursday, Jan. 17

Drop/add (closes at 5 p.m. Thursday)

Last day to drop – Partial semesters 1, A, D

Monday, Jan. 21

Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

Click Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration for details of events. 


For more information about dates, visit the University Events Calendar.

In case of an emergency, contact Ferris' Department of Public Safety at (231) 591-5000.