Incoming Students

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Winter 2021 Orientation

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 Pre-Orientation modules via our online Peacock Pride platform prior to New Student Orientation.

Pre-Orientation launches on January 4, 2021.
New Student Orientation takes place on Thursday, January 14 at 8:00am - 11:00am EST via Zoom

All new students will be emailed in early December to create their Peacock Pride accounts in preparation for New Student Orientation. Additional information about accessing the Pre-Orientation content and a link to New Student Orientation will be sent out on January 4th.

Launching on January 4, 2021.
The online Pre-Orientation provides an introduction to CCS and all it has to offer. Made up of video presentations, the online format is designed for new students to progress through the Pre-Orientation content at their own pace. Pre-Orientation topics include: financial aid, campus technology and information systems, campus safety, and more. Pre-Orientation modules will be available on January 4th and must be completed prior to New Student Orientation.

New Student Orientation
Thursday, January 14 at 8:00am - 11:00am EST via Zoom
New Student Orientation takes place on Thursday, January 14th. It is an exciting day that equips you with the tools you need in order to be successful at CCS. This is a chance for you to get to know your campus resources and fellow classmates. The Orientation session will include presentations from campus resources such as Academic Advising, the Student Success Center, Counseling + Wellness, and more!

Introduction to International Student Resources:
What: An “Introduction to International Student Resources” tutorial
Please review this important information prior to the International Student Orientation.
When: December 19th.
How: Online module link emailed to all new international students.

International Student Orientation:
What: The International Student Service Office (ISSO) will host an online International Student Orientation. 
When: January 15th 9:00AM- 11:00AM EST
How: By Zoom invitation

International New Student Check-In:
What: This is a one-on-one meeting. *Required for all incoming F1 Visa Students upon arrival to the USA.
Meet with the ISSO staff will allow each student to ask questions, review their course schedule, and submit outstanding paperwork, and update their local address
When: *January 8th to January 19th
How: By appointment schedule at this link:

Getting Settled by Appointment:
What: Need a little more help with getting to know your new area?
Get a personal campus tour with one of our student ambassadors
Find out more about how to set up a cell phone account
Locate a nearby bank
Get help finding grocery stores or other local amenities
When: January 23rd, 24th or 25th
How: By appointment at this link:

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.

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:
Transportation 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.