Living Off Campus for 2017-2018

We believe that living on campus allows students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the full college experience and connect with campus life in an unparalleled way. It can be an integral part of the rest of your collegiate experience, and a strong residential community is a hallmark of Case Western Reserve University.

Although on-campus residence is not required of upper-class students, there are many reasons that upper-class students choose to living in University Housing—building memories with friends, connection to student life, proximity to classes, time savings, convenience of payment, attractive and comfortable apartments, safety features and programs, reliable amenities, and on-site staff support, to name a few. If you would like to continue living on campus in an Upper Class Experience (UCE) community or in a Greek house, please review your options here.

If you are considering moving off-campus for the first time, please make yourself familiar with the financial aid implications of your decision, and consult the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions. If you receive grant in aid for on campus housing, your eligibility is determined in part by a calculation of the cost of attendance (tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and personal expenses). The calculated cost of attendance is greater for on-campus living than for commuter or off-campus living; for the 2016-17 academic year, this difference is $12,700. As a consequence, aid eligibility and grant assistance is typically less if you choose to life off campus.

If you have carefully considered your options and chosen an off-campus residence, then please do not participate in the on-campus Room Selection process. If at a later date you decide to live on-campus, you may submit a housing application then, and you will be assigned a room based on availability.