March 17, 2020
important update about on-campus housing
In light of the University’s decision to continue remote learning for the balance of the semester, we want to provide additional information regarding departure from the residence halls before they close on Sunday, March 22.
We realize this announcement is difficult to hear but hope it will allow you to plan with a new level of certainty. We also realize the timing of this announcement will make it difficult for some to move out by the 22nd and will work with you to achieve this outcome, with some alternatives suggested below. Finally, we want to let you know that the University has already begun working on a policy regarding refunds for room and board for the weeks of the semester that resident students are not living on campus and we will provide that information as soon as possible.
For those moving out in the next five days, we have designed a controlled process that follows CDC guidelines for gathering sizes and social distancing, and which limits the number of students in the buildings to pack up their belongings. There will be check-out periods available for sign-up much like the Item Retrieval sign-ups that were offered over the last four days. You must sign up for a time to move-out; moving out without an appointment will not be permitted. After reading the Check Out process below, please sign up for a check-out time as indicated in the email you received.
How to Check Out of Your Room Now
- Arrive at your scheduled move-out time. You can bring up to 2 people to help you move.
- You may enter the building at the location indicated in your email message
- Remove all belongings from your room, then clean and return the room to its original condition.
- Shut and lock both your bedroom door and the front door to your suite.
- Retrieve an Express Checkout envelope from the location indicated. Put your room and mailbox keys in the envelope, and write your name, CSU ID, and room number on the front. Seal it and return it to the express check out box.
- Depart campus.
We are unable to complete individual walk-throughs of each room. Staff will check for any damage and complete the room inventory in your absence.
Check Outs After March 22
If you cannot make it to campus to move out by Sunday, we need you to consider among the following options to nevertheless have your room cleared out by then:
- Authorize a friend/roommate who is able to come to campus to pack up all your belongings
- Sign a release to have a local licensed and bonded moving company pack up your belongings (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the release)
Once boxed up, you can:
- Come pick up the boxes yourself some time later in the semester. This time will be scheduled with Residence Life in advance. In the meantime, your boxes will be stored in an empty residence hall room.
- Authorize a friend (same or different as person who packed the boxes) to take your belongings away by the 22nd.
- Arrange for your packed belongings to be shipped to you.
Finally, once you have all your items boxed up and removed, you will need to mail your keys to us. We recommend using USPS Priority mail to ensure receipt.
- Be sure to include your name and room number
- Send the keys to:
Department of Residence Life
2450 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
As for on-site checkouts, we will be unable to complete individual walk-throughs of each room. Staff will check for any damage and complete the room inventory in your absence.
Sign up for an appointment time at the link above. If you do not check out, either in person, or have arranged for your items to be boxed up and held or shipped, by the 22nd, we will have the moving company box your belongings and ship them to your home address on record at your expense plus a $100 handling fee.
Please call or email us with any questions. Thank you for your continued understanding in this unprecedented time.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR the 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
If you want to live on campus for the 2020-2021 academic year, fill out the 2020-2021 application.
Please note that your application is not complete unless you submit both an application and the $25 application fee.
The First-Year Residential Experience
The First-Year Residential Experience at Cleveland State University is a new, 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.
Health Insurance Requirement
The University is committed to student success. Your health and wellbeing impacts your ability to complete your coursework and graduate on time. In support of your success, the Department of Residence Life encourages you to take full responsibility for your health and understands access to health insurance is necessary to be able to do so. Therefore, each student living in a residence hall is required to provide proof of health insurance coverage prior to moving in.
2018-2019 Meal Plan Form (Under 18 years of age): Click HERE
2019-2020 Terms and Conditions of the Housing Contract: Click HERE
2019-2020 Resident Handbook: Click HERE
2019-2020 Contract Cancellation Form: Click HERE
2019-2020 Immunization Form (for residents under 18): Click HERE
2019-2020 Release and Waiver of Liability Form (for residents under 18): Click HERE
2019-2020 Underage Guest Request Form: Click HERE
Spring 2020 Spring Break Extended Stay/Early Return Request Form: Click HERE
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