Make sure to visit VikesConnect for lots of other student organization activities & events throughout the week!

Good Monday Morning, Vikings! It's Finals Week!! We want to wish you all the best during finals. Make sure to take care of yourself (get rest, eat right, exercise and take breaks) during this stressful time. And for those of you graduating, we want to congratulate you on a job well done, particularly during this challenging time. We are very proud of your accomplishments and know you will be successful in your future endeavors!

This is the last Viking Newsletter of the academic year. We'll be taking a break but will see you again this fall! Have a great summer!

We hope you all have a fantastic week! Go Vikings!!

3-Point Shot Contest
Tuesday, May 4 @ 3:30PM
Friday, May 7 @ 3:30 PM
CSI Recreation Center

CSU Rec Center's 3-Point Shot contest is here! This event is free to enter, open to CSU Students, and held at the CSU Recreation Center! Even though this semester has looked a bit different than normal, they will be hosting an in-person 3-point contest to end this semester!

For more details and to register for a time slot, follow the link below to their Google Form! They hope to see you on the court!

Any questions? Email

Instagram Trivia Tuesday
Tuesday, May 4
Student Life Instagram

Follow Student Life's Instagram account (@clestatestudentlife) and join us for Trivia Tuesday! Those who answer correctly are entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. The more answers you get correct, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be notified Wednesday via Instagram Direct Message.

This week's theme is Cleveland State Graduation Facts!
Cleveland State University
Spring 2021 Commencement
Cleveland State University will hold two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, at Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland. Secretary Marcia Fudge will be the commencement speaker, providing video-recorded address due to new, COVID-related travel guidance from the White House. Both commencement ceremonies will be held rain or shine.

Morning Commencement Ceremony
The morning commencement ceremony will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. All graduates, faculty and platform party guests must be present by 8 a.m. and remain in the stadium for the duration of the program. he morning ceremony will include the following Colleges:

  • College of Sciences and Health Professions
  • School of Nursing
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Afternoon Commencement Ceremony
The afternoon commencement ceremony will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. All graduates, faculty and platform party guests must be present by Noon and remain in the stadium for the duration of the program. The afternoon ceremony will include the following Colleges:

  • Washkewicz College of Engineering
  • College of Education & Human Services
  • Monte Ahuja College of Business
  • Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

For more information regarding the ceremonies, tickets, protocols and other news, visit CSU's Commencement website at:
Walk-In Wednesday
Wednesday, May 5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Receive quick, valuable feedback from Career Services staff in a 1-on-1 setting. Ask them any career-related questions you have.

Cleveland ROTC Basic Camp

Cleveland ROTC is accepting applications for ARMY ROTC Basic Camp (BC). Army ROTC Basic Camp (BC) is the premier leadership program of its kind in the United States. BC is a 31-day, paid (approximately $1,000), internship at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the summer, which provides an introduction to Army life and leadership training.

Basic Camp is designed for college students, typically between their sophomore and junior years. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can take part in ROTC at their college as a third-year student in the four-year program.

Contact Mr. McCluskey at 216-397-4286 or to find out more. You can also get more information regarding ROTC programs at their web site Summer 2021 Basic Camp Dates 25 Jun - 26 Jul 30 Jun - 1 Aug 5 Jul - 5 Aug
Thursday, May 6
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

As students, many of you have received financial support on your CSU journey. On Thursday, May 6 at 6pm, join CSU for a very special virtual event celebrating philanthropy and thanking the donors behind much of the aid that you’ve received along the way.

The program features fellow students, President Harlan Sands, and members of our CSU Foundation Board of Directors along with Magnus. The winner of our student poetry contest will perform and we’ll hear the dulcet voices of the CSU Overtones jazz vocal ensemble. Be sure to tune in for this (free!) virtual presentation!

Jack Box Game Night
Date and Time
Friday, May 7
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Join the GPSA for their final Jack Box Game Night of the year! All students are welcome to participate and are encouraged to bring a friend! Prizes include gift cards to Chili's, travel tumblers, and mugs!!

A special message from
the new SGA President
Hey Vikes!

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the incredible team of student leaders who have been elected as your representatives for the coming year!
Our President is Marty Barnard, a first-year graduate student pursuing his MBA with five years of experience in several student organization Executive Board positions at CSU.
Our esteemed Vice President is Samira Xhaferi, a Junior Biology and Medical Technology Major who works with Health & Wellness Services to promote mental health resources on campus.
Our Secretary is none other than Juan Munoz, a sophomore Film & Media Arts Major who serves as the Vice President of Communications in Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Our Treasurer is Nina Faisal, a sophomore Speech and Hearing Major who is highly involved with CSU's international student community. You will be working with Nina next year as it pertains to SGA funding requests.
We are here to advocate for quality change for every Viking in our community, and we will need your help this coming year. Our main priorities include enhancing university communication practices, promoting mental health awareness, revising the campus space reservation policies, and advocating for further diversity and inclusion at all levels in our community. What are your priorities and goals as a Cleveland State? How can we provide a life-changing experience for you?

If you want to get more bang for your buck at CSU, come along and join us as we transform the Viking experience next year. From grad to undergrad, international to domestic, resident to commuter, and academic to athlete, we will represent the interests of all students. That's just what happens when we all #VikesUnite!

See you around, Vikes!


Marty Barnard
Editor-in-Chief Application Now Open!

The Cauldron, CSU's student-produced newspaper, is looking for motivated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic CSU students to apply for the role of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the publication!

Applications close May 7th and the selection process with qualified applicants will begin after the application deadline.

Have questions, please contact the current EIC at
News You Can Use
SGA Lift Up Vikes! Donation Drive

For those who live on campus, SGA Senator Melaragno has organized a move out donation drive from April 26 through May 8 to benefit Lift Up Vikes! and the City Mission Shelter for any questions contact by email at
LUV! and USDA Farmers to Families Food Box
Thursday, May 27
11:30 AM - 3:30PM 
LUV! Pantry- Berkman Hall room 122

The USDA Farmers to Families is providing 100 boxes of fresh food and produce for pick up. CSU Students need to sign up at the link below to register for one of the boxes BY May 25th. If you register but decide not to come, you MUST let the LUV! staff know so they can make room for other students. There will be NO walk-up registration for this event and overflow. Students can only register for ONE box. 

Get your vaccine at the CSU student-only vaccination center
What are you looking forward to? The top answer is probably pretty much everything we couldn’t do in the past year! So, to move beyond the pandemic and get back to doing all the fun things we’ve missed, get your vaccine at the CSU student-only vaccination center. It’s your best shot to a safe and healthy future!

Make your appointment to get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at the student vaccination center, located at the Recreation Center inside the MAC gym, 2420 Chester Avenue. Vaccination center hours and dates are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through May 14. Only currently enrolled students are eligible for vaccination at this center.

Because the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses given 3 weeks apart, you’re encouraged to get your vaccine at the student vaccination center as soon as possible so that you’ll be able to get your second dose at CSU by May 14.


Let us be your home away from home for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year! Living on campus provides students the opportunity to live, study, work and play in a safe, on-campus environment.

With two state-of-the-art residential complexes to choose from we have a place everyone can call home!

Check out our virtual tours of Euclid Commons and Fenn Tower!
Practice Digital Wellness with BetterYou

Finding balance and focusing on your wellness is hard, especially with the constant distraction and interruption in your pocket coming from your cell phone.

That’s why CSU has partnered with BetterYou – a digital coach that helps support your goals across all areas of wellness.

BetterYou helps people spend their time on the things that matter most. You set goals that are important to you in the areas of physical, social, educational, and mental wellness, and BetterYou runs in the background, providing gentle nudges and rewards along the way that positively influence behaviors.

Students can visit and sign up with their CSU email.
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