Resources and Facilities

Orientation and Family Services

Once a student is accepted to Cleveland State University, attending the university’s orientation program is the first step to becoming an official CSU student. Orientation will prepare the student for the start of classes and help students learn about the CSU campus and its services. All orientation programs are one-day programs, and students are divided into small groups led by well-informed upper-class students, the CSU Orientation Leaders. The orientation staff is located in EC100 and can be reached by e-mail at orientation@csuohio.edu or by phone at 216-687-9379. More information is available on the Orientation website: http://www.csuohio.edu/orientation.

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Mandatory New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is a mandatory two-day program for all first-year CSU students. Day One occurs throughout the summer and includes academic advising, course registration, campus tours, Viking ID cards, and sessions on financial aid, student involvement, parking, safety and much more. Day Two occurs on the Saturday prior to the semester starting and includes moving into the residence halls, attending New Student Convocation, meeting with the academic colleges, participating in the first-year picnic and more.  For students whose first semester at CSU is the spring semester, orientation programs occur from December to January. Each new first-year student will have a hold placed on his or her account that prevents course registration until the mandatory orientation program has been completed.

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Transfer Student Orientation

Transfer Student Orientation is an optional program for new CSU transfer students. Since transfer students have already attended another institution, Transfer Student Orientation is a streamlined process that includes getting your ID card, a campus tour, and information on academics, financial aid, tuition, parking, career services, student life and more. For students unable to attend the on-campus program, we offer Online Transfer Orientation located on our Orientation website. For students attending fall and summer semesters, orientation programs occur during the summer. For students attending spring semester, orientation programs occur during December and January.

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Family Services

Parent Connection E-newsletter: a quarterly newsletter emailed to parents & family and available on the Parent & Family website
Parent Ambassadors:  A parent volunteer group
Parent and Family member events and outings
Family Orientation: join your student when they attend Orientation and attend sessions designed especially for family members
Parent and Family website: www.csuohio.edu/parents

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