Residence Life

Fenn Tower

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Historic Fenn Tower has been restored to a state-of-the-art residence complex. Professionally managed by American Campus Communities, Fenn Tower provides the privacy and lifestyle you deserve in a student community that is conducive to achieving academic success. With a great location, fully furnished units, individual leases, and much more, there is no reason to look elsewhere. Only at Fenn Tower will you find the privacy, freedom and academic environment you are seeking, coupled with the lifestyle of a luxurious student community.

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​​​​​​​The First-Year Residential Experience 

The First-Year Residential Experience at Cleveland State University is a year-long, residentially-based program designed to help students learn valuable information about college life and the University and to establish a foundation for success in and outside the classroom. 

Students in the Program live in select residence halls and buildings with their first-year classmates and have the opportunity to participate in programming designed to meet the unique needs of first-year students.  The objectives of this first-year program include facilitating the transition to campus life, providing opportunities to make connections with peers, promoting healthy living by helping develop physical and emotional wellness skills, and fostering a sense of community and belonging.  

For the 2020-2021 academic year, Cleveland State will offer the first-year program to all students in Fenn Tower and Buildings 1 and 2 of Euclid Commons.     



Community Features
  • Great downtown location
  • 24-hour community desk
  • Gameroom with billiards
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Theater room
  • Fitness center
  • Study areas
  • Mailroom
  • On-site dining location
  • Computer lab and conference rooms
  • On-site community assistant staff
Social and Educational Programs
  • Monthly community builders
  • Music and athletic events
  • Community service projects
  • Resident appreciation weeks
  • Student leadership opportunities (resident assistants, tutors, more)
Apartment Features
  • Group floors offered
  • Cable television included
  • High-speed internet
  • Individual leases
  • Kitchenettes available
  • Paid utilities
  • Fully furnished units: extra long twin bed, dresser, closet, desk, and chair
  • Great views of downtown