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The University

The University Name
  • Case Western Reserve University should always receive at least one prominent mention in each publication.

  • Case Western Reserve University should always be used in the first reference, and Case Western Reserve should be used in subsequent references.

  • Use of the university (all lowercase) is acceptable in second and subsequent references in narrative copy.
    Example: The university was just a block away.

  • Shortened names for the university are appropriate for informal communications depending on audience. Generally, CWRU is used with alumni audiences, while Case is more popular among students and often used for staff.

  • Refrain from putting the in front of Case Western Reserve University, and limit the need to do so even in instances with subsequent school or department names.
    Example: She went to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

  • For centers affiliated with the university, possessive use is a good option.
    Example: Case Western Reserve University’s Great Lakes Energy Institute is advancing initiatives in renewable energy generation.

Important Dates
  • Founding of Western Reserve College - 1826
  • Founding of Case Institute of Technology - 1880
  • Merger or federation creating Case Western Reserve University - 1967
Resources

For additional information about the university—including data and historical milestones—consult the following university offices: