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Campus & City Life

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS; CLEVELAND & CSU


CAMPUS LIFE AT CSU ROCKS

CSU’s 85-acre metropolitan campus is in the heart of downtown Cleveland. 

With more than $500 million in new construction and building renovations, CSU is developing a 21st century campus for the student of tomorrow. The 138,000-square-foot Student Center (SC), a warm and inviting home for student engagement, connects students socially and intellectually. It is home to the new bookstore, multiple dining options, computer lounges, offices for student government and organizations, and a game room and pub.

Historic Fenn Tower (FT) has been restored to its 1929 Art Deco grandeur as apartment-style student housing; next door, a new Recreation Center (RC) offers state-of-the-art health and fitness amenities. The Main Classroom (MC) and College of Law (LB) have been renovated. The new Parker Hannifin Hall (PH) is home to the College of Graduate Studies. Julka Hall (JH), the College of Education and Human Services building opened in 2010.

Students spend as much time learning outside of the classroom as they do in the classroom. With personalized leadership training and endless opportunities to apply what is learned in the classroom in student organizations, campus governance, study abroad experiences and service projects, students benefit from a wide range of campus life options. Click here to learn more about Student Life at CSU and access a list of more than 200 student organizations. 

Study Abroad

Cleveland State provides opportunities for students to study abroad for a few weeks, a month, a semester or even a year. Students who participate in Cleveland State faculty-led programs receive graded credit just like they would if they were taking classes on campus.

Professors have led students to Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, India, Spain and more. Students who participate in an exchange program and/or directly enroll in a foreign university will receive transfer credit as long as they have prior approval from the Center for International Services and Programs (CISP). Most financial aid can be applied to study abroad and scholarships are available. Study abroad is open to any student who has successfully completed one year of study at Cleveland State (or one semester for transfer students only).

For more information, call 216.687.3910, email cispcsu@csuohio.edu or visit www.csuohio.edu/offices/international.

CITY LIFE — EXPLORE CLEVELAND

Located on the shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is home to a vibrant arts scene with incredible theater, a world-renowned orchestra, opera, a newly renovated historic art museum, independent film and more. We’re proud of our place in music history, and we continue our legacy through an array of live music venues and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Known as a sports town, Cleveland is home to professional baseball, football, basketball, and hockey teams such as the Cleveland Indians, Browns, Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters. 

Interested in the outdoors? Cleveland is surrounded by scenic park systems offering residents numerous fun opportunities to bike, hike, kayak, swim, fish and sail.

From arts and culture to major league sports and outdoor activities, Cleveland has it all. For a sampling of what Cleveland has to offer, check out the links below or click here. 

Free Arts and Entertainment

As a CSU student, your Viking Card gets you free admission to numerous Cleveland venues, including:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland 
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden 
  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History 
  • Western Reserve Historical Society 


Discounted Entertainment

As part of the City is Our Campus Ticket Program, your Viking Card gets you great discounts at the following four Cleveland theaters and music halls:

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 
  • PlayhouseSquare 
  • Tower City Cinemas 
  • Dobama Theatre 

There always something to do in downtown Cleveland!

Restaurants and PUBS

  • The Corner Alley
  • The Blind Pig 
  • The Velvet Dog 
  • Sushi Rock 
  • Rascal House Pizza 
  • Lola Bistro 

Shopping

  • Tower City 
  • Legacy Village 
  • Crocker Park 

Arts and Culture

  • The Cleveland Museum of Art 
  • Great Lakes Science Center 
  • Entertainment
  • Pickwick and Frolic  
  • The House of Blues 
  • Quicken Loans Arena 
  • Cleveland Browns 
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cleveland Indians 
  • Lake Erie Monsters 
  • Wolstein Center 
     

Neighborhoods

  • The Warehouse District
  • East 4th Street
  • Tremont
  • Ohio City
  • University Circle