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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Start Your Bulldog Story

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Your first step is to complete orientation online. During orientation, you'll learn all the details you need to start strong as a Bulldog. After completing online orientation, sign up for in-person orientation on campus.

To get started, you will need your MyFSU credentials. 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.

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We're here to help at [email protected] or (231) 591-3971.


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 MyFSU

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Log in to MyFSU 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 28. We can't wait to see you here!

Add it to your Calendar

More Ways to Prepare

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Virtual Events

Virtual events, campus tours, 1 on 1 chats with  financial aid advisors and more.

Explore Resources

Discover all of the ways we can help you succeed as a Bulldog.

Parents Portal

Make sure the fam has all the answers they need to support you as a Bulldog.

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What's Next

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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 Dining and Housing section of MyFSU.


You will find your student bill in MyFSU. Whenever an updated statement is issued, you will be notified at your Ferris email address. If you want others (like your family) to have access to billing notifications, statements and to make payments, make sure to add them as an authorized user in the E-bill section of MyFSU.

Your Student ID

Your Ferris ID has superpowers. Not only does it give you the ability to check out books, attend events, and access the rec center and other important parts of campus, it also unlocks student discounts at local businesses. You can pick up your ID at MyBulldog Service Center in the David L. Eisler Center.