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).  


Fall orientation activities will take place starting on August 17th.

Sign up for a Campus tour on August 17th or 18th!: Campus Tours will meet in the CISP Lounge (BH 411) and will take approximately 1 hour. Snacks and refreshments will be provided!


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

All newly admitted students need to sign up and attend a VIC (Vikes International check-in). To this session, please bring your immigration documents for review (passport and visa).  This session takes about one and a half hours. Once you know your arrival date into the U.S., you may already sign up for a session! 


To view all other orientation events including the time and location of the very important sessions on Aug 21 & 22  please visit the Orientation Schedule.


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?