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New Student Orientation

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Start Your Life as a Bulldog

Orientation is your next step to Ferris State after you receive your acceptance letter. Start by completing online orientation and then sign up for in-person orientation on campus.

ONLINE ORIENTATIONon-campus Orientation

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Your Account

To get started, you need to setup your Ferris State account. First, get your username and password, then check our password assistance page or call our help desk at (231) 591-4822 to update your password.


We're always here to help. Give us a shout if you run into any issues with orientation.

[email protected]
(231) 591-3971

Upcoming On-Campus Orientation Dates

See all on-campus orientation dates


New Student Checklist


    Submit Your FAFSA

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Submit your FAFSA right away. You'll need our school code: 002260.

Launch FAFSA

  • Log in to Ferris360

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Log in to Ferris360 to gain access to your student account.

Set Up Your Account


    Online Orientation

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Get to know Ferris. Online orientation is required for all new students.

Start Online Orientation


    Housing Options

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Confirm your housing and dining options as soon as possible.

Explore Housing & Dining


    In-Person Orientation

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After online orientation, sign up for an in-person session on campus.

Sign Up Now


    First Day of Classes

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Classes start on August 26. We can't wait to see you here!

Add it to your Calendar


More Ways to Prepare

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If you're required to live on campus, you will need to make sure to apply for housing before you can register for classes. Head to MyHousing to get started. You can find it in the Housing section of Ferris360 Tools.

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You will find your student bill in Ferris360. You will be notified at your Ferris email address of new statements. If you want your family to see your bill and make payments, make sure to add them as an authorized user.

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Your Student ID

Your Ferris ID has superpowers. Check out books, attend events, access the rec center, and receive student discounts at local businesses. You can pick up your ID at MyBulldog Service Center in the David L. Eisler Center.

Orientation FAQ