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“City is Our Campus” gives students a chance to attend events in Cleveland.


October 13, 2016

‘City is Our Campus’ now more accessible for CSU students

“City is Our Campus” has rebranded itself and is making its presence known this year by reaching out to Cleveland State students through social media and marketing.

Catherine Tiesling, campus life and major event specialist at Cleveland State, said “City is Our Campus” has existed for many years but has undergone a rebranding process, which has led to its recent rise in popularity.

“It’s definitely not a new program, we just created marketing and we’re branding it more,” Tiesling said.

This is also the first year that “City is Our Campus” has been present on social media, making its way on their new Instagram account as well as new efforts toward its Twitter page.

“City is Our Campus” is an engaged learning opportunity for Cleveland State students to discover culture, arts and entertainment in downtown Cleveland using your Viking ID card as your ticket for events at a discounted rate.

Tiesling oversees the entire program along with all campus events and chooses which tickets to buy based on the budget for each semester.

“I pick the events based on the budget I have and prior years’ events,” Tiesling said. “We always do the Indians home opener and we always do a Cavs game.”

However, Tiesling said she and her team of two Cleveland State graduate assistants are always open to new ideas.

For instance, Tiesling said this semester they sold tickets to opening night of the Cleveland Orchestra, which was the first time they have ever purchased tickets to sell at a discounted price for the orchestra.
Tiesling explained how the program runs and the ticketing process.

“We buy (the tickets) at a group sale price and we sell them to students for half price,” she said. “One student was really excited the other day because we were selling Amy Schumer tickets for $20 as opposed to the original price starting at $60, so he got two tickets for $40 for him and his girlfriend.”

Although tickets for half price can’t be beat, what’s even better is that “City is Our Campus” has started offering free Cleveland Browns tickets this semester.

“Cleveland State just started a partnership with the Cleveland Browns so we distributed 600 tickets to opening day,” Tiesling said. “Coming up, we’re going to be doing 400 free tickets to the Oct. 30th game.”

Tiesling encouraged students to pay close attention to their email or visit the “City is Our Campus” website for distribution dates to claim their free pair of Cleveland Browns tickets and when and where to purchase tickets for upcoming events.

“We would also love to see an increase in students giving us suggestions,” Tiesling added. “We want their input on what events they want to go to.”

Provide your idea for an event you want to engage in and see on the calendar by emailing “City is Our Campus” at


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