Vikes Immigration Program (VIP)


Congratulations on your admission to CSU! You are almost ready to start your first semester here, but first you need to attend a VIP session as well as the on-line Fall 2020 Orientation on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Please register here.

You must attend the online Orientation (Aug 18), a VIP session,  and review the additional orientation modules on Blackboard.  Please note: there will be $100 matriculation fee assessed to all new international students' CampusNet accounts. 

Once you have registered via the link, you will receive an automatic email that contains the Zoom video-conferencing links Please register for a VIP session and the Orientation only if you are planning to attend Cleveland State for the Fall 2020 semester and are a new international student.

To accept/decline your admission to Cleveland State: Click here!

Purpose: All newly admitted students must check in with the CISP International Team through the Vikes Information Program (VIP). There is a course registration hold on your CSU account. You will not be able to register for academic courses until you attend one VIP session. 

As an international student, you have an obligation to comply with the immigration laws and regulations of the united States. It is illegal to violate U.S. Federal immigration laws and regulations for any reason. As a student in F-1 status, you are responsible for learning, understanding, and complying with the U.S. laws and regulations that apply to you. Your failure to be aware of and comply with these requirements could jeopardize your academic plans.

Please register for Orientation and a VIP Session here.

Vikes Information Program (VIP) sessions are scheduled for:
  • 8/26 (Wednesday): 10 AM- 12 PM

  • 8/28 (Friday): 3 PM – 5 PM

  • 8/31 (Monday): 3 PM – 5 PM

  • 9/2 (Wednesday): 10 AM – 12 PM

  • 9/4 (Friday): 3 PM – 5 PM

Fall 2020 Orientation Schedule via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 



9:00 am - 9:30 am 

Welcome to CSU

9:30 am - 10:30 am 

Life in Cleveland During the COVID Crisis

10:30 am - 11:30 am 

Q&A with Deans and Academic Advisors + Lunch Break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Wellbeing & Community Standards Presentation

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 

Immigration Session

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

Employment in the U. S.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Safety in the U.S.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Q&A session

Please email any questions about VIP to

We look forward to meeting you soon! #YouAreWelcomeHere