Information for New Urban Affairs Graduate Students

Levin College of Urban Affairs: Advising
Telephone: (216) 687-3884
UR 205

Graduate Academic Advisor:

Dave Arrighi, M.Ed.
Telephone: 216.523.7522


CSU Bookstore Information  
Textbooks may be purchased or rented
Telephone: (216) 687-2128
CSU Student Center, 1st floor

Viking Student ID Card:

The Viking Card is the official identification card for CSU students, faculty, and staff.  The first card is provided for free.  It also serves as your CSU Library Card.  In order to receive your Viking Card, you must be enrolled in classes.  More information is available at the Viking Card Office.
Telephone: (216) 875-9888
Main Classroom 112

Campus 411 All-in-One:

Admissions, financial aid, student accounts
Employer reimbursement
Telephone: (216) 687-5411
Main Classroom 116


The CSU Parking Office provides Information regarding student parking options.
Telephone: (216) 687-2023
Euclid Commons Room 160

Enrolling/Registering in Classes:

New degree-seeking students should meet with the Graduate Academic Advisor to enroll.   Newly admitted students should also plan to meet with their Program Director within their first semester of enrollment.  Certificate and non-degree seeking students must meet with the Graduate Academic Advisor in order to enroll in courses.

Quantitative Assessment:
All non-degree students must schedule the Quantitative Assessment.  In addition, degree-seeking students who scored less than the 60th percentile within the GRE quantitative section must schedule the Assessment.  The Assessment must be taken before registering for classes.

The Assessment will determine whether you place into UST 504 or UST 601.    Students who test into UST 504 must earn a minimum “B” before being eligible to enroll in UST 601.  To schedule your Assessment, please contact Professor Winifred Weizer at
Whenever possible, Professor Weizer and the Graduate Advisor will attempt to coordinate so that you can take your Assessment and have an advising appointment on the same day.  Please allow approximately two hours to meet with both Professor Weizer and the Graduate Advisor.

Computer Access:

IS&T Help Desk: (216) 687-5050

There are various computers available throughout our wireless campus.  The College of Urban Affairs students have access to labs in the Urban Affairs building in Rooms 39 & 40.

Borrow an iPad or Laptop for up to 5 hours from the Mobile Campus, which is located in the Student Center Room 128.  

CSU e-mail accounts are available for all students.  Access to e-mail is available through the CSU homepage ( and may be accessed using your Campus Net ID and password.

Assistance with Writing:

CSU Writing Center
Telephone:  (216) 687-6981
Rhodes Tower 124                        

Research Assistance:

Diane Kolosionek
Telephone: (216) 802-3358

Academic Calendar:

Consult the CSU Academic Calendar for important dates including:
Semester beginning and ending dates
Deadlines to add and/or withdraw
Final exams dates
Listing of university holidays


Graduate students can earn credit toward their degree via an internship. For more information, please contact Rob Ziol.
Telephone: (216) 687-3509

Campus Police:

Contact the Campus Police for:
Campus Escorts
Keys locked in your car

Non-Emergency telephone: (216) 687-2020
Emergencies from any campus phone: 9-1-1 or 8-9-1-1

Campus Map:

View a current map of CSU Campus.


Used to enroll in classes, view your unofficial transcript, view your course schedule, pay your tuition, sign your financial aid award letter, and more via CampusNet.

For assistance logging in to Campus Net, please call the CSU IS&T Help Desk at (216) 687-5050.

CSU E-mail:

Each student has a CSU e-mail account. To view your e-mail address, login to Campus Net. Once logged in, go to the "Personal" tab and then click on "E-mail," which is located on the line below the tabs. Within Campus Net, you may forward your CSU e-mail to another valid e-mail account if desired.

To access your CSU e-mail, enter the same login and password used to access Campus Net.

Graduate Catalog:

Consult the Graduate Catalog for:
Course descriptions
Academic standing regulations
Grading policies
Time limits for degree completion

College of Graduate Studies:
Telephone: (216) 687-9370
Parker Hannifan Hall 227

Important Links:

Levin College of Urban Affairs homepage

Graduate Programs
Program checklists are available under “Curriculum Sheet” link within each grad program

Levin Graduate Assistantship and Tuition Grant Information and Application

Levin Scholarships

CSU Library

Blackboard login

Syllabi: Access from the Departmant of Urban Studies page.