Getting Connected

Cell Phones

Consider obtaining a SIM card and local Cleveland telephone number before you arrive. There are many companies that provide this service, but CampusSIMS is one that students have used with success in the past. It allows you to have a U.S number before you arrive and have internet as soon as you land in U.S. If you arrive with your phone from home, the closest cell phone dealer that will be able to assist you is the T-Mobile store in Tower City Center Complex. 

Student Organizations on Campus

Join Cleveland State’s very active student organization community, housed in the Center for Student Involvement. There are hundreds of student organizations including cultural, academic, and hobby-oriented groups. Each group has a page on VikesConnect but many also have Instagram and Facebook pages.  

Some organizations will provide arrival assistance and guidance for new international students. 

Campus Events

Please click here for the master calendar of campus events. 

Follow CAB (Campus Activities Board) on social media (IG) or visit their website keep up to date on all of the campus-wide student events. There is always something happening! 

Sign up to receive a weekly newsletter delivered to your inbox on Mondays with all of the latest events and announcements from the Center for Student Involvement.

Local Community 

Places of worship and prayer can provide great continuity and support during times of transition and adjustment. Please contact the CISP if you need help getting connected to your faith tradition. 

Connect to Cleveland's vibrant cultural diversity at Cleveland People

Global Cleveland 

Welcome to Cleveland

This is CLE:  Destination Cleveland Convention and Visitors' Bureau

Downtown Cleveland Alliance: