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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.


Upcoming Testing Clinic – January 27, 2021

KCAD will host a testing clinic on January 27, 2021 from 9:30am–12:30pm in the Woodbridge N. Ferris Building (17 Pearl St. NW).

The clinic will be open to any KCAD/Ferris students, faculty, or staff with NO symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms, please do not come to this testing clinic and contact your local healthcare provider instead.


covid 19 testing clinic

Updates from the State of Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has extended its Epidemic Order—originally issued on Wednesday, November 18, 2020— until January 15, 2021 to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our state. As a part of these extended measures, all Michigan colleges and universities are being asked to adjust how they begin the Spring 2021 semester

Ferris/KCAD Response

In response to this request, Ferris State University and KCAD will begin the Spring 2021 semester on January 11, 2021, as planned, with class meeting remotely for the first week of the semester. KCAD’s campus will reopen to students on January 18, 2021, at which point all classes will transition to the instruction method indicated on the spring schedule. At this time, KCAD plans to reopen our campus to faculty and staff on January 4, 2021. Student employees will have the option to begin work remotely where possible on January 4, 2021, and can return to in-person work on January 18, 2021.

For the Spring 2021 semester, 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. The college continues to closely monitoring and following state regulations as well as guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


KCAD COVID-19 Campus 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 this pandemic. Download the KCAD COVID-19 Campus 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



KCAD students: 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

  • January 11, 2021: Spring 2021 semester begins (all classes held remotely for first week of semester)
  • January 18, 2021: Martin Luther King Day, Campus re-opens to students
  • January 19, 2021: Classes transition to the instruction method indicated on the spring schedule
  • 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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