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Living on Campus


Live and Excel on Campus

Living on campus puts you at the heart of the CSU community. By living on campus, you’ll find that college is more than classes – it’s an engaged living experience that fosters new friendships, academic success, personal growth and great memories.


You will be part of a vibrant living/learning community in a dynamic downtown setting. You’ll gain independence and enjoy privacy. You’ll enjoy all that CSU has to offer, academically, socially and culturally. New for 2019, students that accept their admission and apply for on campus housing prior to April 15th will be guaranteed a room on campus! To learn more about housing options and apply to live on campus, visit Residence Life


All students who choose to live on campus are required to have a residential meal plan. Commuter students can also choose to purchase a meal plan! Here's a link to our current meal plans and pricing.


Commute from Home

Many CSU students choose to live at home and commute to campus! Cleveland State University has a vibrant commuter community and offers a number of resources for commuter students, such as a commuter lounge that features lockers and study space. Learn more about commuter student services!


Live in the neighborhood

Students who want to live downtown, but not in the Residence Halls, can choose to live in our University Approved Housing, located just a few steps away from campus! Learn more about living in the The Langston.

There are a number of other modern and historic apartment complexes in downtown Cleveland for our students to choose from and they can be found by using the CSU off-campus housing search tool