Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Applications

New this year is the MyHousing portal which students will use for the contracting and room selection process. Please note the contracting process is now entirely online for your convenience.  You can learn more on-line at: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/studentlife/reslife/MyHousing.htm

Public Safety has launched a new online vehicle registration, available at MyFSU, University Life tab, and click on MyParking.  This new application also provides for online citation payment.

General Education Courses Sortable List
A new tool to search for general education courses is available at http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/.  The General Education Courses Sortable List is a one-stop shop to find courses that meet the graduation requirements.  

New Web Content Management System, Omni
The web content team is continuing the process of migrating existing websites on ferris.edu into the OmniUpdate content management system. Sites managed by Admissions, including Financial Aid and the Records Office, were recently migrated and are now under CMS management.  Work is continuing on the main Admissions site that resides on ferris.edu.

In the past year we launched MyDegree software, designed to help students more efficiently understand and fulfill degree curriculum requirements. This add-on to the Banner system provides web-based degree advising and auditing to students and advisors, as well as articulation tools to help transfer students make the transition to Ferris as seamless as possible.

Written by Terri Aldrich