Residence Life and Housing

Edge & Langston Transition FAQs

Housing Selection FAQs | Edge & Langston FAQs

These following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) were developed to assist students and families with their understanding of the Housing Selection Process and the transitioning of The Edge and The Langston from off-campus to university housing. If you do not find the answer to your question, please send us an email

Who can live in Cleveland State’s Residential Communities?

Any person who has been admitted to, or who has enrolled in the university as a degree-seeking student registered for 6 or more credit hours at the University by August 1 for the fall semester or January 1 for the spring semester is eligible.

What will the student population at The Edge and The Langston look like?

The Edge and The Langston will house upper division students who are looking for opportunities and experiences that would differ from a traditional residence hall model. These residential communities will provide students with support from the Department of Residence Life and Housing as well as campus and community resources.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, students currently living at The Edge and The Langston will be eligible to participate in our Continued Occupancy (CO) process to select to live in their same bedspaces. These students will need to complete a Continued Occupancy Agreement by March 3, 2023. This means that there may be rising sophomores who are currently living in these communities this year (2022-2023) that may opt to renew in their spaces for next year (2023-2024).

Long-term, these residential communities will be home to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students at Cleveland State University.

Will there be student staff living in the communities?

The Edge and The Langston communities will have Community Assistants who will support students outside the classroom. We will do this through our residential curriculum built specifically with upper division students in mind.

Can I park on-site at The Edge or The Langston?

Once the student housing selection process has concluded in Spring 2023, students who are assigned to live at The Edge and The Langston will be able to indicate their interest in parking on-site. Due to limited parking spaces at each community, this will be done through lottery.

Will meal plans be required?

All residents in university housing are required to select one of the residential meal plans for the entire academic year. Students residing in The Edge and The Langston will be eligible for a condensed meal plan (Weekly 5 + $500 dining dollars each semester) at a lower rate to reflect the independent living environment while ensuring students have access to sustenance throughout the year while dining locations and restaurants are open.

What will some of the policies look like for students living at The Edge and The Langston?

  • Students living at The Edge and The Langston will be required to follow all university and department policies. Some of these policies will be modified for The Edge and The Langston communities.
  • Students living at The Edge and The Langston will not be required to attend floor meetings
  • Students living at The Edge and The Langston will not be required to check in guests

Can I have a pet at The Edge and The Langston the residential communities?

Pets will not be permitted at any residential community unless it is a registered pet/animal with the Office of Disability Services. However, current residents of The Edge and The Langston who sign a 2023-2024 Housing Contract and who currently have a registered pet as of December 19, 2022, will be allowed to keep their pet for the 2023-2024 academic year. Pet fees and deposits would still apply. 

What are the benefits of adding The Edge and The Langston as university residential communities?

Our intention for these two communities is to maintain an independent living experience while adding the additional benefits of living on campus, including:

  • Centralized Billing done through your CSU CampusNet account, the same account as your tuition & fees. Your financial aid, loans, scholarships can pay for housing directly.
  • Students will be better connected to the CSU community and resources to help you thrive.
  • More housing options available for all CSU students.
  • Safety & security resources through partnerships with campus departments such as CSU Police
  • Live-On Staff
  • Student success focused living experience

What is a housing contract? 

The Housing Contract is a binding document similar to that of a Landlord/Tenant lease agreement so it is very important that students carefully review the Housing Contract as they are adhering to its terms and conditions and will be financially responsibleall housing charges for the 2023-2024 academic year.The Housing Contract for 2023-2024 can be downloaded here. 

What are the contract terms for next year?

Students will sign 10-month academic year contracts that will coincide with the academic calendar for Cleveland State University. Summer Housing will be available each summer by signing a Summer Housing Contract in the Spring each year. Summer Housing location will be determined each Spring, students who decide to stay for summer will move to the summer community at the end of the academic year (in May).

Can I transfer to another unit?

Students currently living at The Edge and The Langston who do not keep their current bedspace will be required to move-out on July 31, 2023, and move back in during the fall move-in date – August 25, 2023. These communities will not be allowing any renewal transfers. This will allow the communities to be properly prepared for Fall 2023.

What is the cost to live in these residential communities? 

Students should review the housing rates for 2023-2024 to ensure they understand their financial obligations. This includes the rates for all four residential communities: Euclid Commons, Fenn Tower, The Edge, and The Langston. Rates are inclusive of utilities and students are also able to utilize the various payment options offered by the university. Housing rates can be viewed here. 

Can you explain why the costs have increased for The Edge and The Langston next year?

The rates for The Edge and The Langston increased next year for various reasons. The rates now include utilities so residents will no longer be billed for any utilities within the communities. The rates have also increased to align the housing rates with the Euclid Commons unit type rates and to provide avenues for continuous engagement and improvements within the communities.

How do I pay for my housing?

All room and board fees will be posted to your Cleveland State University student account and due before the start of each semester. Utilize the various payment methods and options offered by the university.

Can I live in the same bedroom as a friend? (aka “Double-Ups”)

The Edge and The Langston will not offer double-occupancy bedspaces or “double-ups” for 2023-2024. Students currently residing in “doubled” bedspaces (with bunkbeds) will be required to sign individual housing contracts and select separate accommodations. They may choose to live in separate bedrooms in their current community or, if they prefer the shared bedroom experience, they can live in Euclid Commons where two students share one bedroom in a 3x2 unit.

What happens if I need to cancel my housing? Can I relet/sublet my bedspace?

No, students cannot relet/sublet their bedspaces. Due to the nature of the housing contract, students who wish to cancel will need to go through Contract Cancellation Request process, which is outlined in the Housing Contract (cancellation provisions section).

What if I need to change/transfer bedspaces after I move in?

Residence Life and Housing staff will be available to discuss room changes after move-in. Room changes will be made on a case-by-case basis as determined by Residence Life and Housing Staff. Room freezes are in place for the first two weeks at the beginning and end of each semester.