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
*** Check the CCS Academic Calendar for the published deadline for the semester of intended graduation. ***
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 email@example.com
Spring 2023 Graduation and Commencement Information
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.
Please contact the Student Affairs Office with any questions or concerns. (313) 664-7879 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
More details on submitting student work will be forthcoming. Contact your Department’s Program Manager with questions.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Commencement will be live streamed and a link will be available the day of the ceremony.