Orientation for Incoming Freshmen

Orientation is a mandatory, program designed to welcome you to campus and prepare you to be a Cleveland State student. There are three steps in the orientation process! Current high school students or high school graduates who have not attended college are required to attend Orientation.

Orientation - Step 1

The first step of Orientation is spent attending academic, financial aid and other information sessions with new classmates. Students also meet with an academic advisor, register for classes and receive a CSU ID card. Program dates occur throughout the summer and can be found under your "Applicant" tab in CampusNet, once made available.

Incoming freshman students must pay a $120 enrollment fee for Orientation. Your enrollment fee covers the cost of orientation for you, attendance for up to two guests, and your Viking ID card. The fee will be added to your Fall semester bill. 

Orientation - Step 2

The second step of orientation is to complete your CLEstate Compass Course. This is a mandatory course that is located within blackboard. You will be receiving login instructions during your Orientation session. 

More information can be found at: www.csuohio.edu/fye/compass.

Orientation - Step 3

We have an exciting day planned to help with your transition to Cleveland State University! Leave high school (and your parents) behind and celebrate your first day on campus at Day Two of Orientation, which takes place the Saturday before classes begin in the Fall. This student-only program, known as MagnusFest, is your chance to find your classrooms, learn college survival skills, visit with your academic college, meet President Sands at new student Convocation and so much more. You will receive more information about MagnusFest as you get closer to the start of the Fall Semester.

Please check out the links below to best direct you.

We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!