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This fall, campus will look and function differently in response to Coronavirus (Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19) health concerns. This information page will communicate the most up-to-date information as decisions are made. Please stay tuned to this page—as well as your Ferris email and KCAD social media channels—for the latest updates and information.

For more information on how Ferris State University as a whole is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit ferris.edu/coronavirus.


Fall 2020 Re-Entry Guide

We get it: there's a lot to take in when it comes to the changes KCAD is making to keep our community safe and healthy during the fall semester. Download the Fall 2020 Re-Entry Guide for an easy way to make sense of it all, but remember—be sure to refer to this page for complete information.


Do Your Part! Report A Positive Test Result

It is critical to report a positive test result so KCAD can take measures to protect the campus community. Even if you are not exhibiting symptoms and feel fine, it is important that you report a positive test result. Your information will not be shared with the general public, but KCAD is required to report the number of positive cases.

File an online COVID-19 positive test report


Updates from the State of Michigan

To reduce confusion following the recent decision of the Michigan State Supreme Court that nullified the pandemic-related Executive Orders enacted by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued the following order to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.

MDHHS Epidemic Order - Oct. 9, 2020 (overview)
MDHHS Epidemic Order - Oct. 9, 2020 (detailed)

KCAD will continue to operate under the college-wide health and safety guidelines that were established prior to the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, and the college is closely monitoring and following state regulations as well as guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

KCAD is closely monitoring and following state regulations as well as guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



KCAD students: This fall, all of us—students, faculty, and staff—will need to be flexible and adaptable, and more importantly, we will need to practice empathy and understanding toward one another. As we work together to navigate the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we want to be sure our efforts are focused on understanding and addressing your needs as well as ensuring our campus remains a safe and healthy learning environment.

If you need assistance, have questions, or would like to share your concerns or comments, please contact us via our Ask KCAD feedback portal.


Important Dates

  • November 26: All courses transition to fully online for remainder of Fall 2020 semester. Campus will be closed to students and employees November 26–January 4, 2021.
  • December 11: Fall 2020 semester concludes
  • March 6-14, 2021: Spring Recess CANCELLED–instruction will continue during this week
  • April 23, 2021: Spring 2021 semester concludes
  • May 4-8, 2021: Annual Student Exhibition (subject to change)
  • May 8, 2021: KCAD Commencement (subject to change)

View the complete 2020-2021 academic calendar


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