Residence Life and Housing

Spring 2024 Housing

Spring 2024 Housing Information

We are excited that you have chosen to join the CSU community for Spring 2024. We have housing available on campus in our four residential communities for incoming Spring students.

The following information has been developed to aid our spring incoming students and families navigating the Incoming Housing Process. If you have any questions after reviewing the information, please email us at reslife@csuohio.edu

  1. Access Housing Self-Service starting October 11, 2023: You will need to use your CSU ID login (ex: 1234567@vikes.csuohio.edu) and password. If you need help with your password, call the Information Services & Technology (IS&T) Help Desk at 216.687.5050 during normal business hours.
  2. You will review the Housing Contract and electronically sign acknowledging you accept the terms. You will also complete your housing questionnaire which will help our team complete your housing placement for Spring 2024. Utilize the Incoming Student Contract Guide to complete your Housing Contract. Students who are in need of housing accommodations must be submit their request to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for review and for approval. Once approved, ODS will notify the Department of Residence Life and Housing and will proceed from there. Visit the ODS Register with Us page to start the process.
  3. Pay your $200 Housing Deposit here
  4. Complete Required Immunization Form prior to Move-In: Log onto Housing Self-Service and submit your Immunization Form. Click on “Apps & Forms” and click “Immunization Form”. Be sure to complete page one (agreement) and page 2 (required information). All new residential students will need to complete this requirement. This includes incoming first-year students and transfer students. 
  5. Receive Your Housing Assignment and Move-In Information by January 5th: An email will be sent to students on or by August 4th notifying them of their housing assignment and roommate information. Move-In/Opening information will also be provided at that time.
  6. Complete the following tasks prior to move-in:
    1. Complete All Financial Aid Requirements by January 5th: Navigating the financial aid process from start to finish can be confusing. To ensure that you have completed all the necessary steps for completing your financial aid requirements, we strongly encourage students to visit the Financial Aid website for step-by-step instructions. 
    2. Sign-Up for Health Insurance or Complete Your Waiver by Friday December 15th: CSU requires all students to sign up for the student health insurance plan through their Campus Net account. Select the health tab and then follow the instructions to sign up for the insurance level and time period that you choose. Students can submit a waiver for health insurance using the Domestic Student Residence Hall and Health Care Student Waivers. If you are an international student and would like to waive your health insurance, you will need to complete the Insurance Waiver for International Students.
    3. Submit Your Viking ID Card Photo by January 5th: At least 24 hours after you have registered for your Fall 2023 classes, you will need to upload and submit your photo to the Viking Card Office so your Viking Card can be created. Step-by-step instructions can be found here. You will need your Viking ID Card for meals and to access your residential community.
    4. Confirm Your Meal Plan: All residents living in university housing are required to have a residential meal plan for the entire academic year. All incoming students will be automatically enrolled in the Green & White Meal Plan by default. Starting November 27, students will be able to log on to Housing Self-Service to change their meal plan if they are looking for other options. More information regarding the 2023-2024 Meal Plans can be found here.
    5. Secure Your Residential Student Parking Pass starting December 1st: If you will have a vehicle on campus, be sure to secure your residential student parking pass beginning December 1st by starting the process on the On Campus Resident Parking webpage. Residential students living in Euclid Commons and Fenn Tower are able to purchase Prospect Garage parking passes.
      1. Residents of The Edge on Euclid and The Langston can apply for a parking pass in Housing Self-Service once they are assigned to one of these buildings.
    6. Mark Your Calendars and Start Making Your List!: Move-In Day for Incoming Students is January 13th. More information regarding the move-in process will be sent via email on January 5th with your housing assignment. Please review our What to Pack webpage for a list of acceptable and prohibited items.