The CSU Viking Welcome Page

Student Services



A Viking Card is your official campus identification card. The card is required for all active members of the CSU community. A Viking Card is needed to use the library, gain admission to athletic events, borrow a laptop from Mobile Campus, use the Recreation Center, dine on a meal plan and more. You’ll receive your Viking Card at Orientation.


VikingCash is an on-line spending account run through your Viking Card with no interest or transaction fees. It lets you use your CSU ID like a debit card for convenient, secure purchases at CSU. Vikingcash balances stay in the Viking Card account from semester to semester and year to year while registered at CSU. Vikingcash is not accepted for tuition or fees.



The General Purpose Computer Labs are open to all students. Both PCs and Macs are available. CSU’s campus is wireless, enabling students to use their own laptops and connect to the Internet. Students in need of a laptop can check one out at no charge from the Mobile Campus Laptop Loaner Program located in the Student Center (SC).

General Purpose Labs are located in Main Classroom (MC), Rhodes Tower Library (RT), the College of Business (BU) and Fenn Tower (FT). Additional labs on campus are available for students as needed in specific academic programs.

Currently registered students in good standing with the University can borrow laptop computers from Mobile Campus for on-campus use for up to five hours at no cost.



Viking Outfitters is your place for official Cleveland State University textbooks, clothing and supplies. Buy, rent or sell used and new textbooks, and find official Cleveland State University gear and gifts at the bookstore located inside the Student Center (SC) or online at

Viking Outfitters online makes it easy to find the exact textbooks you need for every class before the semester starts.

Visit and for each class, simply select the Term, Department, Course and Section to see a list of the required and optional texts and materials specified by your professor.



CSU Health & Wellness Services is a high quality medical facility, nationally accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. We offer a wide variety of services, including primary and same day care, women’s health care, counseling, limited in-house pharmacy and laboratory services, allergy shots and immunizations, free anonymous HIV testing, health educational programming, and more.

For more information or to schedule appointments, call 216-687-3649 or visit



Cleveland State University is pleased to provide students with an affordable health insurance plan. Students are encouraged to consider enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan if they do not have other insurance or if their current insurance plan is with an HMO or restricted PPO out of the Cleveland area. Additionally, this plan covers students studying abroad.

Learn more about the Student Health Insurance options at Cleveland State University!



The Counseling Center offers free academic, career and personal counseling to CSU students. The Center is staffed by licensed mental health professionals and advanced graduate students under the close supervision of the professional staff. The services provided by the Center are confidential, within ethical and legal professional limits.  Other services offered by the Center are couples counseling, group counseling, and workshops on a variety of topics including regularly scheduled study skills workshops.

An appointment for counseling or consultation can be made by calling 216.687.2277 or stopping by the office located in the Union Building, Room 220. More information about groups and workshops can be found on the Counseling Center webpage or by calling the Counseling Center.

The Testing Center administers, proctors, and scores a wide range of exams for the CSU community and others in the region. Learn more from the site or call 216.687.2272 for more information.



The Office of Disability Services is charged with determining who is an eligible person with a disability and coordinating the accommodation needs of individuals with disabilities. The office serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, hearing impairments and more.

Anyone who is requesting accommodations due to a disability is required to make that request through the Office of Disability Services. Once eligibility has been determined, an office representative engages in an interactive process with that person to determine what accommodations, if any, are needed to ensure their equal access and participation in the CSU community. Contact the Office of Disability Services at 216.687.2015, or stop by Main Classroom (MC), Room 147 for more information.