Pre-Arrival & Orientation


My name is Robert Schleper, and I am the Student Services Manager for Cleveland State Global!

I wanted to reach out to all incoming Summer 2021 students of Cleveland State University and invite you to a Pre-Arrival Webinar on Monday, April 26th, at 8:30 AM EST, 6:00 IST. The link to the session is below:

If you are receiving this email, it is our understanding that you have received a Visa to travel to the United States. We simply want to have a town hall forum, and provide information for you about attending Cleveland State University in the Summer 2021 term. This webinar will discuss pieces associated with travel, planning tools, what to bring, quarantine protocols, and much more. This is an important piece of your academic journey, and it is important that you attend. We will be meeting for 1.5 hours, but we will take more time if needed. The agenda for the session will be as follows:

  • Housekeeping & Webinar Etiquette
  • CSU Global Team Introductions
  • Immigration Guide – Ms. Lynn Mentch, MBA
  • What to Bring/Resources – Dr. Sarah West/Mr. Wael Bahhur, MBA
  • Housing and Ground Transportation – Dr. Robert Schleper
  • Q&A Session
  • Passwords & Access

We look forward to seeing you at the webinar on Monday!

Robert and the CSU Global Team

Robert E. Schleper, Jr., Ed.D.
Cleveland State Global | Student Services Manager
p: +1.216.318.8886 | |
pronouns: he/him/his
Pronto: Robert Schleper
To schedule an appointment, please go to:

The Summer 2021 pre-arrival webinar will be held on Monday April 26, 2021. We will post the zoom recording for you to view below.

Cleveland State Global will hold new student orientation from Monday January 10 – Friday January 14, 2021.  Each day will be program specific.  The schedule for each day is as follows.

Monday Jan. 10  from 9am-12pm- Academic Program TBD

Tuesday Jan. 11 from 9am-12pm- Academic Program TBD

Wednesday Jan. 12 from 9am-12pm- Academic Program TBD

Thursday Jan. 13 from 9am-12pm- Academic Program TBD

Friday Jan. 14 from 9am-12pm- Academic Program TBD


Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students are required to live in program managed housing. The Domain is our managed housing partner. Part of the Cleveland States Covid-19 Safe Campus, all students living on-campus should be vaccinated before move-in. What you will get is a private bedroom and bathroom including:

  • Fully Furnished with fresh linens
  • Utilities included, internet as well
  • Breaks included (winter break between fall and spring semesters)
  • Optional meal plans are available.
Fall Spring Summer
Aug-Dec Jan-May May-Jul
$6,000USD $6,000USD $3,000USD

To get started:

Graduate Students

  • Graduate students have the option of living off-campus or in program managed housing. If you wish to live off-campus, you will need to make your own accommodation. First, complete the global housing form by going to FORM COMING SOON to let us know what your plans are.

You can connect with current students who may have an available accommodation or are selling their furniture and household items by joining our Facebook group.

Parking and Transport

CSU Global will do our best to arrange airport pick-up from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to your apartment near campus. The airport code is CLE. All students who will be arriving and need transportation must complete the arrival form TWO WEEKS before arrival so we are aware of any flight delays and can make sure you arrive safely. Please go to to complete the arrival form. Make sure to include your destination address and the number of bags you are bringing with you.

Lyft Concierge is our on the ground transportation provider and you should try to arrive between 8:00am and 8:00pm (20:00) EST in order to receive a ride.

If your flight is delayed and you miss your scheduled ride or you arrive outside the block time, the airport taxi service is located near the baggage claim. We ask that you collect your baggage and take the airport taxi to your apartment. This taxi fee from the airport to downtown Cleveland is around $36 USD plus gratuity. The fee for airport taxi is to be paid by the student.

* I have reached safely! And the taxi driver was amazing and a really nice man!! I loved your service.. thank u so much. – Mahima

Health and COVID-19

All international students must have health insurance. Your insurance will be through Wellfleet and is already paid by your deposit. The insurance is nonrefundable and will be active for one calendar year.

Visit for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 on campus.

Individuals with F-1 student visa status are required to show proof of COVID vaccination in order to enter the US. Vaccinations must align with the US’s approved list of COVID-19 vaccines. Only two exceptions apply:

  1. Student is from a country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability (see list here ).
  2. Student is under 18 at the time of travel.

Effective December 06, 2021 – all international travelers (regardless of vaccination status) must show results of a negative coronavirus test taken one day prior to their flight’s departure from a foreign country traveling to the United States.

If neither vaccine exceptions apply to you and you remain unvaccinated, you may not be able to enter the US on the date of your scheduled travel.

For those passengers traveling under one of the above exceptions they must complete and present the Combined Covered Attestation Form to the airline at the time of departure. Passengers must be prepared to answer questions regarding Section 4 of the form and should have a clear understanding of their school’s COVID policies.

Tuition and Fees

Your tuition and fees are to be paid directly to global before you arrive. Fees for Summer 21 are due Monday April 26, 2021 and fees for Fall 21 are due August 2, 2021. Your fees are expected to be paid prior to your arrival. Program changes upon arrival can result in a higher tuition rate and a possible loss of scholarships.

For GRADUATE students, your statement of fees is based on 9 credit hours. Once you register for courses, you may have to take more than 9 credits and we will have to adjust the fees.. The additional fees will be due immediately upon notification.

For UNDERGRADUATE students, your statement is based on 12-18 credit hours. If you register for any number of credits between 12-18, the tuition is the same.

You will be given access to Campusnet and can see the student account. For global students, the account tab is not 100% accurate and you must always refer back to the statement of fees you received when you were admitted or the updated one provided by the global team. However, in Campusnet, you may have a balance for specific course fees or university fees that must be paid directly to the university. Many of you will not have these fees but we are here to explain the account screen as needed.

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