The CCS campus is made up of two unique sites, the Walter and Josephine Ford Campus and the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center and New Center areas.

A. Alfred Taubman Center
for Design Education

The Taubman Center offers accommodations for three to four people per room. Rooms are furnished with beds, storage units, wardrobe, a couch, coffee table and a bedside table. Each room is approximately 500 square feet and has its own private bath, a large closet and upper storage area. Rooms are also wired for basic cable, room-to-room phone service and have wireless Internet access.

The Taubman Center is built on the philosophy of community, so just outside the student’s living quarters are work spaces, fitness rooms and lounge areas for students to interact. Each floor also houses a laundry room. Continuing with the theme of community, a full-service dining area is just a few floors below. Students living in the Taubman Center are required to have a meal plan.

Walter & Josephine
Ford Campus

The Art Centre Building (ACB), located on the Walter and Josephine Ford Campus, offers suite-style accommodations for students. The size of each suite varies, ranging from approximately 700 square feet to approximately 1,200 square feet. The four-to-six person option has two or more bedrooms and two bathrooms. The two-to-three person option has one bedroom and one bathroom. ACB suites include a living room, dining room and kitchen.

The living room is furnished with two couches, two end tables, and a coffee table. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator and a stove. In addition, each bedroom has one bedside table and a dresser and bed for each student. The dining room is furnished with a table and a chair for each of the residents.

Ethernet cable connections are provided in every suite. Cable television service is also available, but not provided.

The ACB has a fitness center that is open 24-hours-a-day with cable television and air conditioning. Located near the fitness center are coin-operated laundry facilities and a spray/work room that students can use for messy projects.

Housing Costs

2014-2015 Housing Costs:

  • Taubman Center three students per unit - $2,675 per semester*
  • Taubman Center four students per unit - $2,410 per semester*
  • Art Centre Building two-to-three students per unit - $2,675 per semester
  • Art Centre Building four-to-six students per unit - $2,410 per semester

*Students in the Taubman Center are required to have a meal plan.

2014-2015 Meal Plan Costs:

  • 785 dining dollars each semester - $725 per semester
  • 1,580 dining dollars each semester - $1,450 per semester

Housing Staff

We have a dedicated and energetic staff ready to assist you during your stay in CCS student housing. The staff consists of 10 resident assistants in the Art Centre Building and eight resident assistants in the Taubman Center. The resident assistants are upper-class students who assist residents and plan programs and activities. In addition to the resident assistants, there are professional staff members who live in our campus housing.

Security in Housing

The security of the residents is of utmost concern. Both the Art Centre Building and the Taubman Center have a 24-hour front desk staffed by security personnel to assist students. The building is locked from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day. Residents use their student ID to get into the building and to access the elevator or stairwell. Shuttle service is also provided between the Cultural and New Center locations.

Students with Disabilities

All efforts are made to assist CCS students with disabilities. Assistance in educational matters is provided through the Student Success Center. Other types of assistance for students with physical disabilities are provided through the Office of Student Affairs. Students with a physical and/or learning disability must provide the College with documentation of their disability before any assistance can be provided.


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