students in caps and gowns at winter commencement

Congratulations to our 2022 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.

December 2022 Commencement

Application for Degree
To be eligible to graduate, you must complete a graduation  application, and apply prior to the deadline- September 30th.
*** 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.
For questions regarding the graduation application, or diploma, please contact the Registrar’s office at 313-664-7672 or

2022 Speakers

More information on Winter 2022 speakers will be provided soon. 

Winter 2022 Graduation and Commencement Information

More information will come soon.

Date and Time



Time and venue will be confirmed soon.

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.

Watch the livestream here–  link will be added soon

Please contact the Student Affairs Office with any questions or concerns. (313) 664-7879 or email at

Additional Information


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


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 Applications are due November 15th.

Cap & Gown

Graduates will be contacted by email regarding the pick up date of their cap and gown.

Questions regarding regalia can be directed to the Student Affairs Office during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, at 313.664.7879 or


A reception is planned to follow the commencement on The CCS campus.

Student Exhibition

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, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, at 313.664.7879 or


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

Office of Student Affairs

Second Floor – Yamasaki Building