An Invitation

Students, parents, alumni and friends are cordially invited to visit the campus. Visitors should come to Welcome Center located at 10021 Franklin Street (see map, inside back cover) for information and assistance. For further information, please visit our website at or contact the college at (540) 365-2121/Toll Free: 1-800-868-9797.

The Admissions Office, located in Spilman-Daniel house (see map, inside back cover) welcomes prospective students and their families.  Admissions staff are available from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays and by appointment, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays during the academic year, except during holiday weekends.  Admissions personnel are available other times by appointment. For further information or to schedule an admissions visit, please contact the Admissions Office, at (540)365-4290, 1-800-868-9797 Option 1, or

Ferrum College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran status, gender, sex, disability, or any other protected status in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities. Ferrum College affirms the dignity and worth of every individual regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination toward any individual. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 109 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA, 24088-9000; (540) 365-4297. Gender-based harassment may be reported to the Vice President for Students Affair, 106 John Wesley Hall; 540-365-4456.  Inquiries concerning the application of nondiscrimination policies may also be referred to: Washington DC (Metro), Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475; Telephone:(202) 453-6020, Fax: (202)-453-6021,  TDD; (800) 877-8339. OCR encourages use of e-mail or fax to communicate with OCR whenever possible. Also, complainants may file a complaint with OCR online or by email:

Consumer Information

The following is a partial list of consumer information available to all students upon request: campus security report; drug and alcohol prevention information; Family Education Rights and Privacy Act provisions; drug-free workplace information; athletic participation rates and financial support data; and completion of graduation rates and transfer-out rate for the general student body. In addition, the following financial assistance information is available upon request: information concerning financial aid programs; student eligibility requirements and criteria for selecting recipients; the rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid; cost-of-attendance information; a complete statement of the school’s refund policy including examples of the application of the refund policy; and information concerning the eligibility of students for financial aid funds for study-abroad programs approved for credit by Ferrum College.

Ferrum College Catalog


Ferrum College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia  30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, for questions about the accreditation of Ferrum College.

Ferrum College is accredited by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church and is a member of the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church.

The social work program receives accreditation visits from its national professional organization, and the teacher education program is regularly evaluated and approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Ferrum College also holds membership in:

  • Appalachian College Association
  • The College Board
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • National Collegiate Athletics Association
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • The Virginia College Fund
  • Yes We Must Coalition

Mailing Address and Telephone

Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088-9000
(540) 365-2121 TDD# (540) 365-4614
Please direct all questions relating to currently enrolled students to the Academic Resources Center: (540) 365-4529.

Academic Calendar 2016-2017

Fall Semester 2016

Classes beginMonday, August 29
Last Day to Add ClassesFriday, September 2
Last Day to Drop  ½ Semester w/o PenaltyFriday, September 9
Last Day to Drop w/o PenaltyFriday, September 23
Last Day of First ½ Semester ClassesWednesday, October 12
Last Day to drop ½ half classes with WP/WFWednesday, October 12
Mid-term Grades DueWednesday, October 12
Fall BreakThursday, October 13 – Sunday, October 16
Classes resumeMonday, October 17
First Day of Second ½ Semester ClassesMonday, October 17
Last Day to Add ½ Semester ClassesFriday, October 21
Last Day to Drop  ½ Semester w/o PenaltyFriday, October 28
Thanksgiving BreakSaturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 27
(begins after last class Friday, November 18)
Classes resumeMonday, November 28
Last MWF ClassesMonday, December 5
Last Day to Drop with a WP/WFTuesday, December 6
Last day of classesTuesday, December 6
Reading Day(English 101 Exams)Wednesday, December 7
Exam periodThursday, December 8- Monday, December 12
Grades dueTuesday, December 13
Spring Semester 2017
Classes beginMonday, January 9
Last Day to Add Classes & E-termFriday, January 13
Martin Luther King Holiday programsMonday, January 16 (classes follow Mid-day Schedule)
Last Day to Drop ½ Semester w/o PenaltyFriday, January 20
Last Day to Drop w/o PenaltyFriday, February 3
Last day to drop an E-term class w/o fee obligationFriday, February 3
Assessment DayFriday, February 10 (classes follow Mid-day Schedule)
End of First ½ Semester ClassesFriday, February 24
Last Day to drop ½ half classes with WP/WFFriday, February 24
Mid-term Grades DueFriday, February 24
Spring BreakSaturday, February 25-Sunday, March 5
(begins after last class Friday, February 24)
Classes resumeMonday, March 6
First Day of Second ½ Semester ClassesMonday, March 6
Last Day to Add Second ½ ClassesFriday, March 10
Last Day to Drop  ½ Semester w/o PenaltyFriday, March 17
Easter BreakFriday, April 14 – Monday, April 17
(begins after last class Thursday, April 13)
Classes ResumeTuesday, April 18
Last Day to Drop Classes with a WP/WFTuesday, April 25
Last day of classTuesday, April 25
Reading DayWednesday, April 26
Exam periodThursday, April 27- Monday, May 1
Grades dueTuesday, May 2
BaccalaureateFriday, May 5
CommencementSaturday, May 6
Three-Week Term
Check in for E-termMonday , May 8
Classes beginTuesday, May 9
Last day of classesFriday, May 26
Grades DueTuesday, May 30