Housing at Case

Undergraduate Housing

Case Western Reserve University offers unparalleled opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue their academic goals in an environment that encourages success through living and learning. Thrust into the heart of Cleveland's University Circle area, the CWRU campus is an exciting location to live, learn and explore. Nestled among several cultural, intellectual and scientific institutions, our neighbors include the Cleveland Museum of Art, Severance Hall, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic.

As an institution of higher education, Case Western Reserve is dedicated to becoming the most powerful learning environment in the world. The Office of University Housing is committed to this goal by creating developmental and comprehensive living and learning communities. The residence halls at CWRU provide an environment that is supportive of the academic mission of the university.

Residential Colleges

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 accommodations for approximately 740 third and fourth-year students.

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.

Learn More

To learn more about undergraduate living at Case, please visit the links below.