Getting a spot

  1. How do I apply for housing?
  2. After I apply, what do I do?
  3. How difficult is it to get housing?
  4. How are suite assignments made?
  5. When will I find out who my roommates are?
  6. Can a student move to a different suite if there are problems between suitemates?

How do I apply for housing?

Read about what you need to know and review the housing application guidelines (53 KB, PDF).

Once you're ready, you can begin the housing application online.

After I apply, what do I do?

Please make your first housing payment and housing deposit. If you are paying after July 1st, we recommend that you pay by credit card over the phone to expedite the housing process. After that is done you should receive confirmation within a week. If you do not, please contact the Housing office.

How difficult is it to get housing?

Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once housing is full, students who wish to reside on campus are placed on a wait list. Students on the wait list who are from out-of-state and first year students will be given priority. It is important to complete the housing application process before it fills up.

While wait listed students will be called if space becomes available, we recommend they begin a search for off-campus housing online at detroitmidtown.com. This resource provides housing listings for Detroit's surrounding areas.

How are suite assignments made?

Every effort possible is made to match residents who will be compatible with one another. Students are assigned to suites using several criteria including, but not limited to, gender, smoking preference, level of cleanliness, level of social activity, study habits and sleeping habits.

Suite and suite mate assignments are made without regard to race, creed, color, affectual/sexual orientation, religion or national origins.

When will I find out who my roommates are?

Housing packets will be sent out in late-July or early-December by e-mail. At that time, you will receive your suitemates’ names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.

Can a student move to a different suite if there are problems between suitemates?

Despite the efforts made to match compatible residents, it is impossible to judge how students will interact once they are living together. In the event of suitemate conflicts, the Student Affairs staff is trained to mediate conflicts. If the conflicts are too great to overcome, then residents may be moved at the Residence Life Office's discretion, providing there is an open space in student housing.

Meal Plans

  1. Are meal plans required?
  2. Can I change my meal plan?
  3. Where can I find out more information about dining services?

Are meal plans required?

A meal plan is required for students living in the Taubman Center. There is no requirement for the ACB, but students may sign up for a meal plan.

Can I change my meal plan?

You can change your meal plan up until September 11th during the fall semester and January 22nd during the winter semester. You are locked into having a meal plan after your move-in day.

Where can I find out more information about dining services?

You can go to www.ccsdiningservices.com for more information about the dining services at CCS.

Ammenities

  1. Are cable television and Internet services provided?
  2. Can first-year students/residents have a car on campus?

Are cable television and Internet services provided?

Student housing is equipped for cable television and Internet. Residents must contact the appropriate vendor to purchase cable service. CCS does provide Internet service free of charge to all residents in student housing. The Internet is wireless at the Taubman Center. The Internet is run on a LAN (T1) line in the ACB. In order for a computer to be connected to the CCS server, the system must be equipped with an Ethernet card available at most computer stores. If there is more than one computer in a room the residents will need to provide a hub to split the Internet connection.

Can first-year students/residents have a car on campus?

All CCS students are permitted to have a car on campus. Free parking is provided (with a permit) in the CCS parking structure. Students who live in student housing are permitted to park in the parking structure 24 hours a day. Students who do not live in student housing can also park in the structure free of charge but only during building hours. Nonresident students who park in the parking structure overnight will be ticketed.

Moving

  1. When is move-in?
  2. When do I have to move out in May?
  3. Do you have summer storage?
  4. Do I have to leave for winter break?
  5. What about thanksgiving or spring break (March 10-15)?

When is move-in?

Fall Semester 2014

New Students: Sunday, August 24th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Returning Students: Friday, August 29th from 9-4

Winter Semester 2015

New Students*: Wednesday, January 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Returning Students**: January 11th starting at 9

*first coming to CCS Winter '15
** includes freshmen who entered CCS in the fall

When do I have to move out in May?

You need to leave 24 hours after you last commitment to CCS. For most students this is your portfolio review or graduation day.

Do you have summer storage?

Yes, we have limited summer storage. Applications come out for summer storage after spring break. Cost for storage is $50. Storage area is cleared out by September 14th.

Do I have to leave for winter break?

Yes, you need to leave during winter break. All students need to be out of housing by Saturday, December 14th at 5 p.m. Students may return to housing on Sunday, January 12th at 9 a.m. You may keep your belongings in your room over break. Although, you will not have access to them though. Students who have special circumstances and need to stay in student housing should contact the Housing Office prior to vacation. There is a daily charge for housing over winter break. That charge is doubled if students are not approved ahead of time.

What about thanksgiving or spring break (March 10-15)?

The building remains open during these times and students are not required to leave.

Making Payments

  1. After I pay my $350 first payment, when is the balance due?
  2. How long is my lease?

After I pay my $350 first payment, when is the balance due?

Fall Semester: September 30th
Winter Semester: January 31th

Payment plans can also be set up through TMS. For enrollment or additional information please call 1-800-343-0911 or visit www.afford.com/collegeforcreativestudies.

How long is my lease?

Your lease is from beginning of classes in September until move-out in May. If, for some reason, you need to break your lease, you should contact Student Affairs immediately to learn of any possible financial losses before making a decision in regards to your housing situation.

Additional Questions

For more information contact the Office of Student Affairs — 313.664.7678

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