Before Orientation: Sign Up

Your first step to becoming a Cleveland State student is attending New Student Orientation.

Orientation is a mandatory, full-day program designed to welcome you to campus and prepare you to be a Cleveland State student. Orientation is a fun-filled day and includes the following:

  • Meeting with your college academic advisor
  • Registering for your first semester classes
  • Understanding the general education requirements and required courses
  • Getting your Cleveland State Viking Card (ID card)
  • Learning about Cleveland State University
  • Meeting classmates, current students and staff
  • Important sessions on student involvement, classes, academic resources, campus safety, financial aid, tuition and bills, parking and more!

Fall Semester

Orientation programs for freshmen admitted for Summer and Fall semesters will begin in April and occur throughout the summer. Registration dates will go live in February for students to begin signing up. New Student Orientation programs are full day programs that occur from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sign Up Instructions

Each Orientation program can accommodate a limited number of students. We strongly encourage you to sign up early to reserve your space and for the best selection of classes.

  1. Call us at 216.523.7416 during normal business hours.
  2. The easiest way: Sign up online through CampusNet.

Starting in February,CampusNet will display available Orientation dates and times. You will need to know your 7-digit CSU ID number and password when signing up for Orientation.

Once you have logged into CampusNet, click on the Applicant Tab. Below the Applicant Tab, you will see 'Orientation.' By clicking on Orientation, you will be able to view available dates and schedule your Orientation.

After signing up for Orientation, you will receive your Orientation confirmation via e-mail. Your confirmation email will include a list of what you will need for Orientation and what to expect during orientation. Call our office if you do not receive this information at the appropriate time.