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STUDENT ORIENTATION GUIDE 2020 | Your guide to understanding the University COVID 19 protocols and expected behaviors for the well-being of the Campus community.


Central State IT apologizes for the current issue surrounding MyCSU and the security warning that appears when using Google Chrome.  We are currently upgrading the server that houses MyCSU and have been working diligently with our vendor to resolve the situation. We expect it to be resolved soon, and appreciate your patience while this important upgrade is completed.  Although you may see a security warning regarding MyCSU, rest assured that that MyCSU is still safe and secure.  The security warning is isolated only to Google Chrome.

Please use one of the following workaround solutions until we have resolved the situation:

1. Simply click the “Advanced” button at the bottom left of the warning screen on MyCSU, and then click on the Proceed to (unsafe) link. (Central State IT confirms that this link is safe, but Google no longer recognizes it as safe.)

2. Or, use another browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox.

Again, Central State IT apologizes for the inconvenience and are doing the best we can to permanently resolve the situation.  If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Help Desk at 937-376-6476, or by email at Thank you for your patience.

New / Prospective Students

Mental Health Awareness Month (PDF)

Admissions Checklist

Admissions FAQs

Cash Management FAQs

Financial Aid FAQs

Health Services FAQs

New Student FAQs

Residence Life FAQs

Admitted Students

Mental Health Awareness Month (PDF)

Cash Management FAQs

Financial Aid FAQs

Continuing Students

Housing & Dining Credits Update (July 1, 2020) 

Mental Health Awareness Month (PDF)

All Hall Move Out Schedule (PDF)

Job Search Letter - May 7, 2020 (PDF)

Federal Workstudy (FWS) payments - May 4, 2020 (PDF)

Spring 2020 Main Campus and CSU-Dayton Final Exam Schedule.pdf

Re Open Statement –April 28, 2020 (PDF)

Central State University To Conduct Historic 2020 Virtual Commencement
April 27, 2020

Stimulus Payment Disbursement

Frequently Asked Questions – Continuing Student Housing

Grading Policy Decision

Frequently Asked Questions From Students

Virtual Commencement Registration

Student Refund Memo (Housing & Dining Credits)

Modify Grade Change Recommendations (PDF)


A Different Perspective, There is an old story about a farmer who had one horse, and one son who seemed to be down on his luck. The son was very helpful to his father with care of the farm. One day as the son was working, he broke his leg. One of the neighbors came by and said to the old farmer, “it looks like a bad day”. The old farmer looked at his neighbor and said, “no, I can’t say that it is a bad day, all the days are not in yet”. The next day, war broke out throughout the land, and every abled bodied young man was drafted. The old farmer’s son was spared from going to war. On another day, the old farmer’s one horse ran away. Again, one of the neighbors approached the old farmer and said, “it looks like a bad day”. The old farmer responded to his neighbor, “no, I can’t say that it is a bad day, all the days are not in yet”. The next day, the old horse returned with a herd of horses to help with the farming. Soon the farmer was able to produce a harvest of crops that afforded him a life of luxury and he was mindful to share his fortune with his neighbors.
There are times in our lives when it may seem that we are in total despair. Things are not as we intended, and we may experience fear, doubt, discouragement, and uncertainty. How we approach our circumstances can greatly impact our perspective. Our thought process determines our behavior and our feelings. We do have the power within us to choose how we meet our challenges. These are difficult times that we are in, but we can have hope because all the days are not in yet!!!! We may never recover some of the things that we have lost during this time. But with each passing moment we have the opportunity to challenge ourselves to change our perspective. If we can’t recover what we have lost, we can be sure that there are better days ahead, and better opportunities to embrace, and new journeys to explore.
Take courage, because all the days are not in yet.