Public Affairs Student Services Center

Information for New Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Graduate Students

Levin School resources

Graduate Programs Coordinator
Dave Arrighi, M.Ed.
Telephone: (216) 523-7522

Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Advising
Telephone: (216) 687-3884
UR 205

Graduate Catalog

Academic Standing

Course Descriptions

Degree and Certificate Completion Requirements

Graduate Programs
Types of admission: 1) degree seeking, 2) non-degree seeking, and 3) certificate seeking

Graduate Non-Degree Student Information

Graduate Assistantship Information and Application


Syllabi: Displayed for courses offered during the current semester

Internships & Mentoring
Graduate students can earn credit toward their degree via an internship. The Mentoring program pairs graduate students with community professionals in leadership positions within the public or nonprofit sectors.  For more information, please contact Rob Ziol.
Telephone: (216) 687-3509

University Resources and Information

Academic Calendar
Consult the CSU Academic Calendar for important dates including:

  • Semester beginning and ending dates
  • Deadlines to add and/or withdraw
  • Final exams dates
  • Listing of university holidays
  • Deadlines to submit for grades of "incomplete"

Applying for Graduation
Students apply for graduation in their Campus Net account by following the "Graduation" tab.  Your graduation application should be submitted one semester prior to when you expect to complete your degree.  You may apply to graduate as soon as you have earned a minimum of 15 credits.  Important graduation information, including deadlines to apply, are posted at  For any questions, please contact the Graduate Programs Coordinator and review your Degree Audit within Campus Net. 

University information regarding the Commencement ceremony, including where to purchase your cap and gown, is available at  

Office of the University Registrar

Campus 411 All-in-One
Campus 411: assistance with admission, financial aid, student accounts, employer reimbursement
Telephone: (216) 687-5411
Main Classroom 116

Campus Map
View a current map of the CSU Campus

Enroll in classes, view your unofficial transcript, view your course schedule, view your Degree Audit, pay your tuition, sign your financial aid award letter, and more via CampusNet.

For assistance logging in to Campus Net, please call the CSU IS&T Help Desk at (216) 687-5050.

Campus Police
Contact the Campus Police for:

  • Campus Escorts
  • Emergency
  • Keys locked in your car

Non-Emergency telephone: (216) 687-2020
Emergencies from any campus phone: 9-1-1 or 8-9-1-1

Technology and Computer Access
In addition to cloud storage provided to students by the University's e365 system, the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs provides secure storage space for students' individual and group files.  This storage is backed up on a nightly basis.

The student storage space and files will remain available to the student for their entire tenure in the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs; student files and data may be easily accessed and used over a student's entire academic career in the School.  Using the School's provided file storage space is highly recommended for students using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software in their coursework.

If your instructor has not already requested storage space on your behalf, students can request access to the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Computer System (CUACS) by e-mailing their CSU ID number and CSU e-mail address to  

Questions regarding accounts or group project storage space may be directed to Bob Martel at

Additional information regarding Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs technology can be found here.

IS&T Help Desk: (216) 687-5050

There are various computers available throughout our wireless campus. Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs students have access to labs in the Urban Affairs building in Rooms 39 & 40.

Borrow an iPad or Laptop for up to 5 hours from the Mobile Campus, which is located in the Student Center Room 128.  

Access to Blackboard and technical support is available 24/7.  

CSU E-mail
CSU e-mail accounts are available for all students.  Access to e-mail is available through the CSU homepage and may be accessed using your Campus Net ID and password.

Each student has a CSU e-mail account. To view your e-mail address, login to Campus Net. Once logged in, go to the "Personal" tab and then click on "E-mail," which is located on the line below the tabs.

If you do not plan to use your CSU e-mail, then please forward message to another valid e-mail account.  E-mail forwarding is set up through your Campus Net account.  Your CSU e-mail and Campus Net login & password are identical.

Enrolling in Classes
New degree-seeking students should meet with the Graduate Programs Coordinator to enroll.   Newly admitted students should also plan to meet with their Program Director within their first semester of enrollment.  Certificate and non-degree seeking students must meet with the Graduate Programs Coordinator in order to enroll in courses.

The CSU Parking Office provides Information regarding student parking options
Telephone: (216) 687-2023
Euclid Commons Room 160

Student Code of Conduct

CSU Bookstore 
Textbooks may be purchased or rented
Telephone: (216) 687-2128
CSU Student Center, 1st floor

Tuition and Fees

Viking Student ID Card
The Viking Card is the official identification card for CSU students, faculty, and staff.  The first card is provided for free.  The Viking Card also serves as your CSU Library Card.  In order to receive your Viking Card, you must be enrolled in classes.  More information is available at the Viking Card Office homepage.
Telephone: (216) 875-9888
Main Classroom 112

Student Support Resources

College of Graduate Studies
Telephone: (216) 687-9370
Parker Hannifin Hall 227

Graduate Student Resource Center: (216) 687-3536

Consult the Graduate Catalog for:

  • Course descriptions
  • Academic standing regulations
  • Grading policies
  • Time limits for degree completion

Counseling Center
The CSU Counseling Center offers a variety of individual personal counseling, including stress management, dealing with depression, relationships, and test anxiety. The Counseling & Academic Success Clinic is a non-crisis service offering assistance with academic coaching, career planning, developing effective time management skills, college transition, and wellness coaching.  

Research Assistance
Diane Kolosionek
Telephone: (216) 802-3358

Visit the CSU Library, located in Rhodes Tower in the middle of campus.

Tutoring is typically available for UST 504, UST 601, and UST 603.  Please contact your instructor for further details regarding tutor availability. 

Writing Assistance 
CSU Writing Center
Telephone:  (216) 687-6981
Rhodes Tower 124