New Student Orientation

Very soon, you will be an official CCS student! Welcome! We can’t wait to see you around campus, but before you start your first day of classes, our orientation will help prepare you for all that CCS has to offer. 

The schedule for Orientation and other related events is below and don’t forget to review several of the Welcome Week Activities designed to help students become acclimated with campus.

New student orientation schedule

Tuesday, September 1

Taubman, Ground Floor Lobby

9:00 a.m.                             
New Student Orientation


3:30 – 5:00 p.m.               
Undergraduate Department Meetings

Wednesday, September 2

Taubman, 11th Floor

9:00 – 3:00 p.m.               
New Student Orientation


3:00 – 5:00 p.m.               
Freshmen – First Year Experience Class


3:00 – 5:00 p.m.               
Transfer Students – Department Meetings

Thursday, September 3

11:00 – Noon                    
Student Success Workshop


Noon – 1:00 p.m.            
Student Success Workshop


1:00 – 5:00 p.m.               
Community Service Project


Friday, September 4

9:00 – 4:00 p.m.               
Returning Student Move-In

Saturday, September 5Tuesday, September 8

Various activities are being planned for all CCS students – participation for new students is optional but encouraged.


*International students will attend both New Student Orientation and International New Student Orientation.

More Information

Questions regarding Orientation can be directed to the Office of Student Affairs at 313.664.7879.


Orientation Flyer 15 (3 MB, PDF)


Orientation Flyer International (263 KB, PDF)

Welcome Week Activities

All activities are open to both residents and commuters. Some highlights of Welcome Week are:

  1. Saturday, September 5
  2. Sunday, September 6
  3. Monday, September 7
  4. Tuesday, September 8

Experience Detroit

Join returning students on guided trips to experience some of what Detroit has to offer. Trips typically include the Greektown District, the Midtown Neighborhood and the New Center Area.

Meet in the Ford Campus Sculpture Garden at 4:00 p.m.


Tour de Detroit


The tour is an annual tradition and one of the featured events of Welcome Week. On a guided bus tour of downtown Detroit and the College’s neighborhood, student will see some of the great sites of Detroit and become familiarized with the city and surrounding areas. Two major stops include the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Hamtramck Festival. Students are asked to sign up in advance in the Office of Student Affairs.

Pick up the bus at 1:00 p.m. on Kirby Street next to the Art Centre Building.


Ice Cream Social

An annual tradition at CCS! All the ice cream and toppings you can eat while hanging out with new and returning students.

Starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Ford Campus Sculpture Garden.

Labor Day Picnic

Every year CCS puts on a picnic for the campus community on Labor Day. Free food, music and games, volleyball, mural painting, four square, slip-n-slide and water balloon fights are some the highlights from previous years.

3:00 p.m. in the Ford Campus Sculpture Garden.


Welcome Back Dinner

On the first day of classes, CCS welcomes everyone back to campus in style with a huge BBQ on the Ford Campus at 4:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to socialize with fellow new students and meet returning students.

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