For new and returning Ferris students alike, it is important to know and understand the services that Ferris has to offer to assist students.
Birkam Health Center is open Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.. They offer primary care as well as acute care for all Ferris students and their dependents. They also offer vaccines, lab testing done through Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, and personal counseling. Counseling is through the Personal Counseling Center, which is located in the same building and is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. You can speak to a licensed counselor about personal issues such as stress, anxiety, identity concerns, traumatic events and family problems.
CLACS, located in the University Center, can help you find registered student organizations (RSOs), volunteer opportunities, Greek organizations and Ferris activities. The Career Center, which is part of CLACS, can help with career planning, locating jobs and internships, finding on-campus jobs, building professional documents such as a resume and cover letter, simulated interviews and finding professional attire.
FLITE offers paperback and e-books; research assistance; help writing papers, theses and dissertations; printing and copying services; computers, classrooms, study rooms and databases. Everything is available through Ferris’ website. It’s open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 a.m., Saturday 12-6 p.m, and Sunday 1 p.m.-12 a.m..
FLITE also offers the Tutoring and Writing Center, both located within FLITE. Tutoring is available in a wide variety of classes and subjects. The writing center can help with writing your essay, research paper, thesis, grant, dissertation, and more. Both are free.
The Timme Center for Student Services can help with student accounts, financial aid, student registration, meal plans, picture ID cards, housing contracts, student employment, scholarships, grants, and loans, and much more. It’s open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Disabilities Services, located in ASC 1017, provides services for students with documented disabilities. Services include winter weather accommodation, testing accommodation, academic adjustment/modifications, assistive technology, and more. Students must submit an application and enter a review process and appointment for acceptance.
Educational Counseling, located in ASC 1017 offers the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Brigg Type Indicator Tests to help with career or lifestyle decisions and career counseling. You can speak to a counselor regarding career and academic assessments, identifying connections between your major and career options, identify resources to research employers, identify skills and strengths and determine a course of action to meet career objectives. The service is free for all students.
The Office of International Education can help with study abroad, which include short-term faculty-led and semester exchange programs. It can also help with international program advising, anything with international students, and more.
Additional Ferris resources can be found at Ferris’ website on the Campus Resources page.