Student Affairs

2019 December Commencement Information

Congratulations to our December graduates! We are proud of their accomplishments and are excited to see what the future holds for them. We will celebrate this great achievement with a Commencement ceremony and reception.

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: Taubman Center, 11th floor – Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center
Time: The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Map & Directions

A reception for all graduates and their families will be held following the Commencement Ceremony. There will be an exhibition of graduating students’ work (see Exhibition Policy) on display and light refreshments will be available. Free parking is available in the CCS Parking Structure. 

Important Information for Graduates:

  • Application for Graduation should be turned in to the Academic Advising and Registration office for students who plan on graduating in December 2019. There is a $100.00 application fee for undergraduates and a $175.00 fee for students graduating with a Master’s Degree. Applications are due by Monday, September 30th.
  • Graduates will wear academic apparel (a cap and gown) for the ceremony. Academic apparel can be picked up in the Student Affairs Office (2nd floor of the Yamasaki) on or after Wednesday, November 13, 2019. On that day, graduates will also receive cords to wear during the ceremony which signifies their specific major and/or minor department(s).

December Commencement Exhibition Policy

Students graduating in December are required to show one piece of work (or a set of work that is hung together, such as a triptych), reviewed and approved by the appropriate Department Chair, in the December Commencement Exhibition. The December Commencement Exhibition Artwork Approval form is available through the Academic Advising and Registration Office and must be submitted by the due date offered on the form. December graduates may also show their work in the May Student Exhibition. Under certain circumstances, Department Chairs may waive participation for students who have fulfilled all graduation requirements as outlined in the course catalog.

Please contact Student Affairs at 313.664.7879 if you have any questions about the December 2019 Commencement Ceremony or contact your Department Administrator if you have questions about the required artwork for the exhibition during the reception.

Office of Student Affairs

Second Floor - Yamasaki Building