COVID-19 Information

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/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

  • April 23, 2021: Spring 2021 semester concludes
  • April 29, 2021: Online Annual Student Exhibitions Opening Reception (virtual)
  • May 1, 2021: KCAD 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

View the complete 2020-2021 academic calendar