International Orientation

Welcome to Cleveland State University!

Congratulations on your recent admission to Cleveland State University (CSU)! The staff of the Center for International Services and Programs (CISP) is dedicated to helping you achieve academic success at CSU and enjoy your time in Cleveland, whether it be long or short. We're glad you're here. Cleveland State is a best in class destination for engaged learning. The CISP team looks forward to your active participation in our orientation and VIC course; we wish you all of the best for a great start! For pre-and post arrival suggestions please click here.

Students receive very important information via email about CSU including important immigration and campus resources. Please plan to check your CSU student email regularly. Your CSU student email address will be your 7-digit CSU student ID number plus For help activating your CSU student email account please contact IS&T (Information Services and Technology).  


Summer 2024 Orientation activities start on May 20th, 2024.

Please download thePDF icon full orientation schedule here.



Vikes International Check-In Seminar (V.I.C.)

All newly admitted students need to attend a Vikes International Check-in Session (VIC). You may find more information about VIC by clicking here!




Frequently Asked Questions:

I am admitted. Now what do I do? 

Welcome to CSU: Pre-Arrival Information

International Orientation: important information and schedule

How do I transfer to Cleveland State University, I have an I-20 from another university?

How do I register for academic classes?