The College of Education and Public Affairs collaborates with community leaders and organizations to address key challenges facing Northeast Ohio and beyond. We facilitate this through the exchange of ideas and fostering a thriving academic environment that values thoughtful public debate. Together with our partners CEPA offers a variety of public events annually, including forums, morning briefings, roundtables, conferences, gallery exhibits, and more. Most of our events are recorded. Visit our Calendar Archive for past events.
Upcoming events are listed below, along with significant holidays, and important dates by semester. To see what is happening University-wide, please see the University calendar. Please note that not all CEPA events appear on the University calendar.
Friday, September 2: Last day to drop a class for the Fall 2022 Semester with a full refund.
Monday, September 5: Labor Day (University Holiday) – Cleveland State University is closed.
Friday, September 9: Founding Faculty Research Showcase - Learn more. »
Wednesday, September 14: Leveraging Difference workshop - Learn more. »
Sunday, September 18: School of Urban Affairs Faculty and Staff Social
Wednesday, September 28: Privilege, Power and Society workshop - Learn more. »
Thursday, September 29: Planning Schools as Public Infrastructure: Linking Universities with Grassroots Education Organizing - Learn more. »
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2022: Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshop - Learn more. »
Tuesday, October 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Columbus Day Observed. (No classes and university offices are closed.)
Wednesday, October 12: Bias in Action workshop - Learn more. »
Friday, October 14: Public Management Academy workshop - Learn more. »
Wednesday, October 19: Diversity Leadership and Change Management Program Reception
Wednesday, October 26: Allyship and Solidarity workshop - Learn more. »
Wednesday, November 9: Leveraging Difference workshop - Learn more. »
Friday, November 11: Veterans Day (University Holiday) – Cleveland State University is closed.
Wednesday, November 16: Privilege, Power and Society workshop - Learn more. »
Wednesday, November 30: Bias in Action workshop - Learn more. »
Wednesday, December 7: Allyship and Solidarity workshop - Learn more. »
Friday, December 9: Last Day of Classes of the Fall 2022 Semester.
Monday, December 12 through Saturday, December 17: Finals Week.
Sunday, December 18: Fall 2022 Commencement
Saturday, January 14th: Spring 2023 Semester begins.
Monday, January 16th: Marting Luther King Jr. Day - University Holiday. No classes and university offices are closed.
Tuesday, January 17th: First weekday of class for the Spring 2023 Semester.
Monday, February 20th: President's Day - University Holiday. No classes and university offices are closed.
Sunday, March 12th through Sunday, March 19th: Spring Recess
Friday, May 5th: Last day of classes for the Spring 2023 Semester
Saturday, May 6th through Friday, March 12th: Finals Week
Saturday, May 13th: Commencement