Residence Life

Move-In Information

Welcome to Living on Campus at Cleveland State University!


We are very excited you have chosen to live in one of CSU’s residence halls! Below is some information you need to know about preparing to move in.

This August, residence hall move in will occur over two days August 23-24, 2019. We have spread these days out to accommodate the over 1,000 residents with families that will be moving into their new home in downtown Cleveland. Residents have been split into different groups according to their classification and by last name. It is important that you read and follow the instructions carefully as they will make the move in process easier.

  • Friday, August 23, 2019 (8:00a-10:00a): Honors students
  • Friday, August 23, 2019 (10:00a - 5:00p): Freshmen with last names  A-L
    • 10:00am-11:30pm: freshmen with last names A-B
    • 11:30am-1:00pm: freshmen with last names C-F
    • 1:00pm-2:30pm: freshmen with last names G-H
    • 2:30pm-4:00pm: freshmen with last names I-J
    • 4:00pm-5:00pm: freshmen with last names K-L
  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 (8:00a - 1:00p): Freshmen with last names M-Z 
    • 8:00am-9:00am: freshmen with last names M-O
    • 9:00am-10:00am: freshmen with last names P-R
    • 10:00am-11:00am: freshmen with last names S
    • 11:00am-12:00pm: freshmen with last name T-V
    • 12:00pm-1:00pm: freshmen with last names W-Z
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm: freshmen with last names
  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 (1:00pm-6:00pm): Sophomores – Grad students

Where do I unload my car when I move-in?

Early Arrivals (before August 23)

If you have been approved for an early arrival, you can unload either at a metered space on E. 24th Street or in Prospect Garage. If you choose to park in a metered space on E. 24th, you are responsible for paying the associated fee. At check-in, you will be given a single-use voucher that will give you complimentary parking in the Prospect Garage. PLEASE NOTE: double-parking  on E. 24th Street will not be permitted.

Move-In Weekend (August 23-24)

If you are arriving Friday, August 23-Saturday, August 24, you will unload your car on E. 24th Street in front of your residence hall. You will need to approach campus from different directions, depending on your residence hall.

  • If you live in FENN TOWER, approach campus from the EAST, heading west on Euclid Avenue. You will turn right onto E. 24th and unload your car in front of Fenn. NOTE: due to the height restrictions of the parking garages, Fenn residents should not bring a vehicle that is more than 6ft high.
  • If you live in EUCLID COMMONS, approach campus from the WEST, heading east on Euclid Avenue. You will turn right onto E. 24th and unload your car in front of Euclid Commons.

E. 24th Street will be a limted time unloading zone only. Once you have finished unloading your car, you will be asked to move to a campus parking garage so that others can pull in to your parking space to unload. At check-in, you will be given a single-use voucher that will give you complimentary parking in the garage for the day.

When do I know who my roommate is?

All roommate assignments will be sent out via email by mid-July.

How do I pay?

Housing fees are billed each semester to the student’s myCSU account. These fees must be paid in full prior to move in each semester. Any financial aid or scholarship must also be applied to a student’s account prior to move in (contact Campus 411 if you are expecting financial aid or scholarships to pay for your housing). If a student is unable to pay in full, they may elect to join the Budget Payment Plan with Campus 411. Residence Life will not issue keys at move in unless housing fees are paid or a student is on the Budget Payment plan.

Returning residents: Please note that any outstanding charges on your account must also be paid in full (or on the Budget Payment Plan) prior to move in.

What to bring for move in:

Below is a sample list of things you may want to bring with you for move in. Be sure to check with your roommate/s to see what you can share.

  • Your CSU ID: you'll need your CSU ID to check in and to access the residence hall.
  • Dishes: silverware and microwavable cups, bowls, mugs (service for one), dish soap to clean the above, can opener.
  • Vacuum and Broom: Community Desks have vacuum cleaners, but having your own is more convenient.
  • Paper towels & tissues, toilet paper, etc.
  • Back-up stock: it is helpful to stock up on items like soap, toothpaste, detergent, and other things which tend to be expensive at the nearby drug stores.
  • Personal First Aid Kit: aspirin, band-aids, cold and allergy supplies, etc.
  • Shower Curtain
  • Multiple Outlet Surge Protetor: must have UL approval.
  • Umbrella: you’ll be walking a lot.
  • Small rug: tile floors in bathroom can be cold.
  • Closet hangers and over the door hooks.
  • Linens: bed sheet sizes are...
    • Fenn Tower- twin extra long*
    • Euclid Commons private bedroom- full
    • Euclid Commons shared bedroom- twin extra long*
      • * If you have trouble finding extra long sheets and bedding to fit the beds in our residence halls, Residence Life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide parents and students with an easy, affordable option. Please visit the website located on the Residence Life home page

  • Laundry supplies: laundry basket, detergent (we recommend detergent pods), and sewing kit.
  • Alarm clock: you don’t want to be late for class.
  • Cell Phone
  • Microwave (if you do not live in an apartment with a kitchen): this is the only heating element for food permitted.The microwave can't exceed 900 watts
  • Pots and pans (if you have a kitchen)
  • Small refrigerator (if you do not live in an apartment with a kitchen): you may want to contact your roommate to see who will bring one; you will just need one per room. The refrigerator can't exceed 5 amps and must be no taller than 3 feet in height.
  • Stationery: stamps and envelopes are great to have in your room for convenience sake.
  • Cleaning supplies: bring your own cleaning supplies for room & bathroom.
  • Waste baskets
  • Television and Cable cords: make sure the TV has a QAM tuner
  • Computer: your computer must have a network card (Ethernet) or wireless card in it to work with CSU’s system.
  • Pictures/Posters and Poster Mounts: To make your room feel like home. We recommend Command Hooks and Strips to hang items in your room
  • Pillows, Blankets/comforter
  • Warm winter coat, boots and gloves
  • Radio
  • Movies/DVD’s: For those late night movie nights.
  • School Supplies: Pens, pencils, highlighters, notebooks, folders, paper, stapler
  • Daily Planner: To make sure you know what you have going on.

Move in Check List

Make sure you have completed the following before move in:

______ Financial plan to pay for room and meal plan fees BEFORE move in

______ Review the Green Move-In Guide to learn more about how you can minimize your environmental impact when you move to campus

______ Health insurance waiver (Available after June 15)

______ Life skills lessons (laundry, cooking, etc.)

______ Read 2018-2019 resident handbook 

______ Review the move-in newsletter

______ Fill out move in paperwork:


Letting Go

Move in day is a fun time for a student, but often a tough time for a parent. Take time this summer to prepare for letting go and moving into a supportive role to assist your student’s transition to college life. Below are some links to helpful resources for parents during this transition time.
10 Ways to be Supportive
Being a Coach and Encourager
Developing Trust & Respect for You and Your Student
FERPA – Health & Safety Emergencies
How Students Stay Safe
Talk Topics for Students and Their Parents-Families
The Value of Getting Involved