Cleveland State University
Parent Connection Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter Edition of the Parent Connection Newsletter!

It's been a cold winter but anticipation for spring semester is heating up as staff and faculty across the CSU campus are prepared to welcome your students back! With fall semester complete and 2011 already here, spring brings with it a semester of new opportunity. Students can look forward to a fresh start with new and exciting classes, the March Career Fair that offers job and internship opportunities, fun Rec Center events and intramurals, as well as Viking spring sports. Many students are also looking forward to graduation in May!

This edition of the Parent Connection contains key dates for spring semester as well as CSU event and news updates. As always, please feel free to contact our staff if you have any questions. You can reach us at 216.687.9379 or email us at

Best wishes for a happy 2011!

Laren Beese & Kevin Child
Orientation and Family Service Specialists

Important Dates

Week before classes
Check class locations on CampusNet for last minute changes

January 14
Class Schedule Tours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour at 2 p.m.)

January 15
Class Schedule Tours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tour at 2 p.m.)
New and returning residents move in from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
First Saturday class of spring semester

January 18
First weekday class

January 21
Last day to add a class

January 28
Last day to drop a class

February 15
Priority deadline filing for FAFSA

February 21
President's Day no classes

March 4
Spring Career Fair

March 14-21
Spring break

May 6
Last day of classes

May 7-13
Final exams


Each year, CSU's Department of Student Life launches a weeks worth of fun events to welcome students back to campus for spring semester. This year, Chillfest features performers, athletic events, student club fairs, Convocation and more! The events run January 18-28.

Mid-Term Grades

Mid-term grades will be posted on CampusNet accounts March 7-13 for first-year students only. We encourage you to check in with your student to make sure he or she is studying hard and on track towards graduation!

FREE Mobile Phone Apps

Cleveland State is helping students navigate campus by offering mobile phone apps that include maps, an academic calendar and programs, campus news, dining locations and more! Click here for more information.

Spring Open House

Do you have another child who may be interested in attending CSU? The University will open its doors on April 2 to prospective students and parents. Highlights include student-led campus tours, information sessions, and admissions and college representatives available to answer questions.

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