Student Affairs

2017 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 13, 2017
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 below) 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 2017. 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, October 2nd.
  • 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 15, 2017.  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 must also show their work in the May Student Exhibition as a condition of graduation.

Please contact Student Affairs at 313-664-7879 if you have any questions about the December 2017 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

CCS Custom Diploma Frames

Custom diploma frames are now available through the Student Affairs Office. There are two options: a high gloss black frame with gold trim and a contemporary black frame. Both come with a custom double mat, in black and gold, which has the college seal and name embossed in gold. The frames are designed to hold an 11" by 14" diploma.

The cost of each frame is $70 if they are purchased on campus and $85 if they need to be shipped. This price reflects the actual costs. They are also available through the company's website,, for $130.