Resources and Facilities

Campus Support Services


The CSU Bookstore is located in the new student center , first floor. It is the official bookstore for the university, selling used and new textbooks based on faculty book requests; reference books in professional fields; bargain books; general reading books (bestsellers are discounted); school and office supplies; Cleveland State gear; stamps; greeting cards; gift items; snacks and soft drinks.

The bookstore buys textbooks back at the end of each semester. If the book will be used for a class during the following term, the student can receive as much as 50% of the original purchase price. Books are re-purchased at higher prices until the term's estimated demand is filled. Once the demand is filled, textbooks are re-purchased at wholesale prices.

The bookstore accepts VikingCash, cash, checks made payable to the CSU Bookstore, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and most debit cards. Picture IDs are necessary for all noncash transactions, refunds and book buyback. Online service includes textbook purchases, faculty assistance, and an online CSU Gear shop.

Call 216-687-2128 for more information.

Bookstore hours [from the Bookstore web site]

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Child Development Center

Cleveland State University is committed to providing a high-quality, affordable, on-site child care center. Full- and part-time child care services are available for daytime and evening hours to students, faculty and staff who are parents or legal guardians of children ages six weeks to 12 years.

The CSU Child Development Center, managed by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, provides safe, nurturing, high-quality care so you can have peace of mind while you work or attend classes.

Enrollment preference will be given to enrolled Cleveland State students. The program offers care, supervision and early education of children, and will ensure the optimal physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of each child based on the standards set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation system.

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Conference Services

Conference Services is responsible for requesting use of all facilities on campus. We are a centralized and cooperative effort among campus support departments dedicated to providing complete event planning to guarantee successful programs. Conference Services also provides comprehensive information regarding student events, services, and activities occurring at Cleveland State.

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Dining on Campus

Dining Services offers extensive dining options across campus, and strives to provide a variety of healthy food options while creating an engaging and enjoyable dining experience.

The new Student Center features six all new retail dining options including Bar Uno, Chop’d & Wrap’d, Quiznos Sub, Outtakes Quick Cuisine, Uno Express and The Atrium Cafe!

The Viking Marketplace is all-you-care-to eat restaurant dining designed to give students the maximum variety. From traditional comfort food to vegetarian, students will experience state-of-the-art dining choices. The Viking Marketplace is open to the public.

Students can also enjoy several other dining options such as Wheat Street Deli at the College of Business, The Link Coffee Cart on the Innerlink in the Law Building, The Midway Café on the first floor of Main Classroom and Fenn Shoppe on the first floor of Fenn Tower. These dining locations offer fresh brewed coffee, grab and go sandwiches and salads, pastries and other choices to keep students going through the day.

Elements Bistro on Euclid (, located in the Parker Hannifin Administration Center, is a full service restaurant serving lunch for dine-in or carry out service. Elements is also available to host campus events on the evenings and weekends.

CSU Dining is the preferred caterer for all campus events. For menu suggestions please log on to

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Residence Life

Euclid Commons, Fenn Tower and Heritage Hall are Cleveland State’s on-campus housing communities. All communities offer fully furnished units, a great location, quiet study areas and other great amenities that create the right environment for your academic success.

Euclid Commons provides students a variety of living-learning opportunities. Students will find themselves in the center of campus activities and will also enjoy close proximity to a parking garage. Within the community, apartments are available fully furnished with cable television and high-speed Internet. Community features include study areas, game room, computer lab, and laundry center.

The historic Fenn Tower features a restored entry lobby and several remodeled ballrooms and common areas. Apartments are available fully furnished with cable television, high-speed Internet, and some with kitchenettes. Outside the units, community amenities such as a game room with billiards and big-screen television, fitness center, theater room, laundry center and convenience store merge the building's classic design with modern day function.

Located in a historic district on the southern edge of the CSU campus, Heritage Hall offers convenient, apartment-style living in 148 efficiences and one-and two-bedroom suites.  Heritage Hall houses upperclass students only (minimum sophomore status or 21 years of age).  Apartments are available fully furnished with cable television and internet. Each unit has a private bath, full kitchen and is fully furnished.  Heritage Hall is adjacent to the new South Garage and just one block away from the entertainment and sports that abound at the Wolstein Center.

All residents participate in a convenient food service plan and can choose a meal plan from a variety of options.

Requests for information and applications are available in the Department of Residence Life, located in the lobby of Fenn Tower, 1983 East 24th St. For more information, please call 216-687-5196, or visit

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Parking Services

Parking is available to any student who registers with the Parking Services office and obtains either a daily pay-per-day hangtag or a prepaid parking hangtag.

The daily hangtag allows designated access to Cleveland State University lots for $4.00 per day (hangtag is free).

The prepaid hangtag holders are entitled to park in the core of campus at any time.

The Parking Services office is located in the Chester Building Annex, Room 128. A student must provide the license plate numbers and a photo ID to obtain a hangtag.

Students are responsible for observing the regulations governing parking on campus, as listed in the parking guide and campus map distributed with your parking registration. Click on for complete information.

The Office of Parking Services also offers emergency road service to parking patrons, and student employment opportunities.

Parking Services hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Extended hours are maintained during the first week of classes.

For more information, call 216-687-2023.

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Recreation Center

The much anticipated 100,000-square-foot Cleveland State University Recreation Center, located at 2420 Chester Ave., opened fall semester, 2006. The building houses a main gym, a multipurpose gym, a fully equipped weight training area, a fitness area outfitted with a variety of cardio equipment, multipurpose rooms, racquetball and squash courts, and a seventh-of-a-mile indoor running track. A  game room,pro shop and an underground 50-space garage for metered, short term parking are also a part of the facility's amenities.

The Recreation Center is connected to the current Physical Education Building, providing convenient access to the swimming pool in the Busbey Natatorium. All CSU students (taking 1 credit or more) who have been assessed and paid the activity fee to support the Recreation Center will automatically have a membership without any additional charge. All other students will be charged for membership.

Cleveland State faculty and staff may purchase a Recreation Center membership, and membership options for alumni and the community are also available.

The center is home to all university intramural programs such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, dodge ball, kickball, soccer, tennis, badminton and table tennis. Sports clubs may also use the facility for their events.

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports Program at Cleveland State University provides a variety of leagues and tournaments throughout the year. These contests emphasize mental, social and physical well-being. The Intramural Sports Program is an all-inclusive operation. Every student registered for classes is eligible to participate. The program is also available to CSU faculty and staff as well as to any other Recreation Center member. Intramurals seek to build community amongst CSU students, faculty, and staff through friendly competition. Good sportsmanship is valued above all else. For more information, contact the Intramural Sports Program at 216-802-3200 or e-mail

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VikingCard ID Office

Cleveland State University provides every student with an identification card at the time of class registration. It is called the Viking Card. The Viking Card is the official campus identification card for all CSU students, faculty and staff. It is also your key to programs and services across campus including free tickets to all athletics events. The Viking Card Office is located in Main Classroom Room 112. The Viking Card Office phone number is: 216-875-9888, website:

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Wolstein Center

The Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University plays host to a myriad of special events, including contemporary concerts by international recording artists, nationally acclaimed family shows, professional and amateur sporting events, trade shows and conventions, consumer shows, and a vast array of community and civic functions. The center is also the home of the Division I, Horizon League — CSU Vikings Men's and Women's Basketball games.

The arena is a state-of-the-art, full-service, multipurpose facility that is capable of seating up to 15,000 people for special events. All new scoreboards, concession stands, VIP Loge, LED Marquee, and the Backstage Café ensure that guests will enjoy their visit. The Wolstein Center has made a commitment to bring the best of world-class entertainment, hosted in a first-class sport/entertainment facility, to all of Northeast Ohio.

The Conference Center has over 10,000 square feet of conference and annex space which has the flexibility to host banquets, receptions, and conferences to serve a wide variety of needs. The facility has two large ballrooms that can be divided into smaller rooms for more intimate gatherings. The Conference Center also has a full range of audiovisual equipment available for special events. For larger banquets, trade shows, and conferences, the Arena Grand Ballroom can host events up 2,000 guests. The in-house caterer, Ovations, provides a full line of catering services for events in the Arena and Conference Center.

For more information or to reserve a date, click on the Wolstein Center link, or call at 216-687-9292.

The Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University is located on the campus of Cleveland State University, between East 21st and East 18th streets and Carnegie and Prospect avenues. For more information, internship programs, and employment opportunities, call 216-687-9292.

The Wolstein Center is managed by Global Spectrum. For additional company information, visit

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