What kind of Housing does CWRU have?
Back in the 80’s, you had to live on campus until you were 21 unless you commuted. These days Case has a two year residency requirement.
As a part of the larger first-year experience, the residential colleges play an integral part in a first-year student’s personal and academic transformation. The residential colleges help students transition into their new communities, connecting them with the university through academic support, campus activities, residence hall programs and other events. Our goal is to help each resident establish a foundation for future success.
First-year students at Case Western Reserve University become a member of one of four residential colleges: Cedar, Juniper, Magnolia, and Mistletoe. Located in the North Residential Village, each residential college has its own identity and traditions.
Because of their size and structure, the residential colleges allow students to feel comfortable in their smaller building communities and, at the same time, encourage residents to become a member of a larger community of other first-year students.
Our eleven residence halls belong to one of our four Residential Colleges:
Cedar Residential College: Includes Pierce and Storrs Houses
Juniper Residential College: Includes Smith, Taft and Taplin Houses
Mistletoe Residential College: Includes Norton, Raymond, Sherman and Tyler Houses
Magnolia Residential College: Includes Cutler and Hitchcock Houses
NORTH RESIDENTIAL VILLAGE
Most undergraduate students live together in the North Residential Village (NRV). Case Western Reserve has a two-year residency requirement, and unless you live at home within 40 miles of campus, you must live on campus for your first two years at CWRU.
The NRV is located near the museums, Severance Hall, and other cultural attractions. The residence halls are surrounded by trees and recreational fields and are close to the academic buildings on Mather Quad, the Thwing Student Center, The Coffee House at University Circle, the Denny’s All Nighter diner, and the Kelvin Smith Library.
SOUTH RESIDENTIAL VILLAGE
Southside All second-year undergraduate students live together in the South Residential Village (SRV). The SRV is located within walking distance of historic Little Italy, Coventry Road, and the Cedar-Fairmount areas of Cleveland.
The village is split into Murray Hill (“Bottom of the Hill”) and Carlton Road (“Top of the Hill”). Murray Hill houses both second-year and upper-class students, while Carlton Road is exclusively for second-year students. Both areas provide ample opportunities to enjoy our green space on campus and close proximity to the university quad and Veale athletic facility. Because the residence halls are surrounded by trees and wildlife, the South Residential Village is also a quiet place to live and study.
THE VILLAGE AT 115
The Village at 115 was designed with the upperclassman in mind. It incorporates seven residential “houses” with apartment-style accommodations for approximately 740 third and fourth-year students. Many of these apartments overlook the football field.
STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES RESIDENCE HALL
Opening in 2015, the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Residence Hall is CWRU’s newest student housing facility. The LEED gold project is focused around three basic elements: community, sustainability, and learning environments. This hall is available to upperclassmen students.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT APARTMENTS:
To see the layouts/photos of the various residence halls/apartments: https://students.case.edu/housing/facilities/tour/
OFF CAMPUS HOUSING
What is the Off-Campus Housing Listing Service? ALOHA is the online property rental search system provided by CWRU’s Office of University Housing. Say “aloha” to your new campus home!