After two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Michigan, Ferris has announced that all face-to-face classes are suspended until March 27.
All Ferris campus locations will instead be operating through a remote learning delivery method until March 27, but there is a possibility of extending past that date if necessary. Not all classes will transition to the online format.
Academic departments, advisors, and instructors will be contacting students to explain how their classes will continue. If a student does not have access to the internet or a computer, Ferris will work to assist them.
Although it is recommended that students remain home during this time, residence halls will remain open and dining options will be made available if necessary, although both resources will be limited. Student employees are not required to return to their campus employment, but if this causes any financial hardships, Ferris is recommending that students contact the Financial Aid office for assistance at (231) 591-2100.
Along with class cancellation Ferris is postponing and canceling all University events with more than 100 attendees.
Although there are no campus-associated cases of COVID-19, Ferris made this decision in an effort to be proactive and prevent the spread of illness on campus.
More information regarding COVID-19 and what Ferris is doing about it can be found at https://www.ferris.edu/coronavirus or one can contact the Dean of Student Life, Joy Pulsifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This story will be updated as more information comes about.