Incoming Students

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Fall 2020 Orientation

Launching on August 1, 2020

New Student Orientation has gone virtual! New students will participate in virtual information sessions & activities prior to their arrival to campus. New Student Orientation launches on Saturday, August 1 and all modules must be completed prior to arrival to campus. More information, including details on accessing the site, will be sent in mid-July.

To best prepare you for CCS, New Student Orientation provides you with the information you need to know before coming to campus. New students will complete Orientation via the online Peacock Pride platform. Made up of video presentations and personal reflections, the online format is designed for new students to progress through the Orientation content at their own pace. A few presentation topics that will be covered include academic preparedness, health & wellness, student success resources, inclusion & equity, campus safety & security, housing & move-in, and more!

New Student Orientation launches on Saturday, August 1st and all modules must be completed prior to arrival to campus. More information, including details on accessing the site, will be sent in mid-July.

International New Student Check-In
By appointment:
August 26th- August 29th

In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs the International Student Service Office (ISSO) will host an online Orientation. This link will be sent to students on August 1, 2020. The orientation will contain content crucial to starting out at CCS, and prepare students for a successful first term, whether that is online or in-person!

A mandatory in-person, or online International New Student Check-In, by appointment only will run through August 26 - 29. This one-on-one meeting experience with the ISSO staff will allow each student to ask questions, review their course schedule, and submit outstanding paperwork.

Shopping trips, visits to local banks, and local cell phone companies will run from August 26 - August 30 and will be in small groups, walking or by shuttle and led by a Student Ambassador. These excursions are by reservation only. You may create your own personal schedule to get settled at CCS, and set up your new life in Detroit through our online orientation module.

International Student Online Orientation will introduce students to the following:

  • Familiarization with immigration rules and regulations
  • Working on your F1 Visa
  • Social Security Numbers & Driver Licences
  • Academic Advising and Academic Success strategies
  • Cultural tips and local area resources
  • Reservation form for in-person shopping trip
  • Reservation forms for banking, and cellular phone company visits
  • Student Ambassador Live Chats
  • ISSO Staff live Q & A Sessions

Pre-Departure PDF Guide
As a new student you will have a pre-departure guide prepared for you. This useful reference will be emailed to you, after you have enrolled at CCS to help you plan for your move to Detroit.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about arrival to CCS

Airport Information
Booking your flights? We recommend DTW, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, usually called “Metro Airport,” or just “DTW.” This is a major international airport located outside the city.

Transportation from the airport is by taxi or other ground transportation methods such as UBER, LYFT or Metro Cab. Refer to your pre-departure guide on airport transportation. The cost will be around $50. Mostly all taxis take credit cards or US Dollars.


For dates & information on preparing for Housing move-in, please visit the Moving In page.