Commuter Services

Commuter services for undergraduate commuting students are provided through the office of Educational Services for Students (ESS). A Commuter Assistant (CA) team spearheads commuter services by hosting commuter events, advocating for commuter concerns, and maintaining the Rock Bottom Lounge, located in Thwing Center West and organizes the Annual Commuter Appreciation Day. The Rock Bottom Lounge is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from noon to midnight. Commuters may obtain card access to the lounge’s exterior door by visiting Educational Services for Students (ESS) located in Sears 470 during business hours. The exterior entrance is located on the bookstore side of Thwing Center. All commuters are welcome to use the lounge, which contains lockers, a pool table, a television and VCR, and a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave oven.

Disability Resources

Students with disabilities seeking accommodations should disclose their disability and provide supporting documentation to Disability Resources in Educational Services for Students (ESS).

Documentation will be reviewed in order to determine the student’s eligibility for accommodation and the type of accommodation needed. Matriculating and enrolled students may submit an online disclosure form available at the Disability Resources website Upon receipt of verifying documentation to Disability Resources the review process will begin. Students are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with a staff member from Disability Resources at any time before, during, or after the admission process to discuss individual concerns.

Students may submit a disclosure form and documentation for review at any time during their tenure at Case Western Reserve University. However, accommodations and services cannot be provided retroactively. Students with disabilities must be proactive in their requests for services, equipment, and other accommodations. Students who suspect they have an undiagnosed disability should make an appointment to meet with a staff member. It might be possible to arrange for an evaluation through either University Health Services or University Counseling Services.
Students with disabilities that require assistance with parking, transportation, housing, academic, or any other area involving their participation in university activities should seek accommodations through Disability Resources. Staff will facilitate access through appropriate departments on campus. Disability Resources staff are available to do an information program for any student group. All students are welcome to meet with a member of the Disability Resources staff to discuss any disability-related issues.

Prometric Testing Center

The Prometric Testing Center provides computer-based testing for various certification tests and entrance exams such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Candidates who are seeking information about a test and the registration process are encouraged to visit the Prometric website ( The test center also offers the Miller Analogies Test, (MAT) and conducts certified proctoring for Independent Study exams. The test center is located in the Sears Library, Room 440. Candidates seeking information and the registration process for the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) should visit This website will provide the test dates available at Case Western Reserve University in Sears 464