students in caps and gowns at winter commencement

Congratulations to our 2023 graduates! By completing your degree at College for Creative Studies, you have reached a significant milestone in your life. We salute you on your accomplishments and wish you well on your future endeavors.

May 2023 Commencement

Application for Degree
 
To be eligible to graduate, you must complete a graduation  application, and apply prior to the deadline- January 31st.
*** Check the CCS Academic Calendar for the published deadline for the semester of intended graduation. ***
 
The graduation application fee $100.00 (for Undergraduates); $175.00 (for Graduates) includes the cost of regalia, and will be ordered on your behalf. Students must apply for graduation through the Registrar’s Office to be confirmed for degree/program completion and/or to participate in commencement ceremonies.
 
Questions regarding the graduation application, or diploma, can be directed to the Registrar’s Office during business hours, 9 am – 4 pm at 313-664-7672 or aaro@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

2023 Speakers

More information on Spring 2023 speakers will be provided soon.

Commencement Student Speaker

CCS has a tradition of having a member of the graduating class speak at Commencement on behalf of the graduating class. If you would like to apply, please fill out the Commencement Student Speaker application and submit it by the deadline.

Questions regarding the application can be directed to studentlife@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Spring 2023 Graduation and Commencement Information

Venue

Details to come

Graduates are to arrive two hours prior to the start of the ceremony, and doors will open for guests one hour prior to the start of the event. The ceremony lasts approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Graduates are asked to stay for the entire ceremony. Tickets are required for all guests age three and over.​


Date and Time

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023

Doors open at 4:30 pm ET; Ceremony begins: 5:30 pm ET.

Graduates are to arrive two hours prior to the start of the ceremony, and doors will open for guests one hour prior to the start of the event. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour. Graduates are asked to stay for the entire ceremony. Tickets are required for all guests age three and over.

 


Questions?
Please contact the Student Affairs Office with any questions or concerns. (313) 664-7879 or email at studentlife@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Additional Information

Tickets

Each graduate will receive 10 tickets for their guests. Graduating students will not need a ticket for the ceremony. Please plan to distribute tickets to guests ahead of time; graduates will not be able to meet guests at the entrance to give them tickets. There is also no will-call option. Tickets will be handed out at the cap and gown pickup.

Student Speaker Application

CCS has a tradition of having a member of the graduating class speak at Commencement on behalf of the graduating class. If you would like to apply, request an application by emailing studentlife@collegeforcreativestudies.edu 

Application deadline: April 3rd

Cap & Gown

Students will receive an email with details on how to order regalia (cost of regalia is included in the graduation application fee).

Regalia Pick Up Date to be confirmed

Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm

Location of Pick up: Student Affairs Office (2nd Floor); Yamasaki Building; Ford Campus

Graduates will be contacted by email (CCS student email address) regarding commencement updates.

Questions regarding regalia can be directed to the Student Affairs Office during business hours, 9 am – 4 pm at 313.664.7879 or studentlife@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Reception

A reception offering a preview of the Student Exhibition will take place following the ceremony. Graduates are welcome to bring their Commencement guests to the campus for a reception and Exhibition preview. Tickets are not required for the reception.

Student Exhibition

More details on submitting student work will be forthcoming. Contact your Department’s Program Manager with questions.

Accessibility

If a graduate has a mobility impairment (wheelchair, crutches, etc.) or is hearing impaired, please notify the Student Affairs Office during business hours, 9 am – 4 pm, at 313.664.7879 or studentlife@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Diplomas

For May graduates, the official diploma will be received at commencement.

For December graduates, the official diploma will be mailed to the address provided on the graduation application in late January.

Questions regarding the diploma, or ordering a replacement diploma, can be directed to the Registrar’s office at 313-664-7672 or aaro@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Live Streaming

Commencement will be live streamed and a link will be available the day of the ceremony.

Office of Student Affairs

Second Floor – Yamasaki Building
313.664.7879
studentlife@collegeforcreativestudies.edu