Hotels + Transportation Information


Hotels within University Circle book quickly for commencement day. Please call early for the best availability. Visit Travel Services for more information and specific hotel rates.

Public Transportation

The Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has broken ground on an $18.5 million renovation to the Cedar-University Red Line Rapid Station. The station and bus terminal remains open, but traffic patterns around the station have changed:

  • Cedar Avenue westbound has three lanes maintained, but they are much narrower;
  • Vehicles will no longer be able to use the Cedar Avenue “jughandle” to continue onto Cedar Avenue westbound; instead, a detour will take drivers westbound on Carnegie Avenue to Stokes Boulevard (southbound) back to Cedar Avenue (view a map of the detour);
  • Cedar Avenue eastbound is reduced to two lanes from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Ambleside Drive/Murray Hill Road; and
  • The Cedar Road exit from Lot 1A (the parking lot behind the Case Quad) is closed; all Lot 1 traffic must enter and exit from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Visitors attending commencement should expect some delays. Please continue to monitor this website and for updates.

Cleveland is easily accessible by road, rail and air. The city is served by Greyhound Bus Lines and by Amtrak. Cleveland is a hub for Continental Airlines and is also served by other major U.S. airlines.

Taxis are readily available at bus and train stations and at the airport. Car rentals are available at Cleveland Hopkins Airport; advance reservations are suggested. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offers local rail service connecting the airport, downtown's Tower City Center and the Case Western Reserve University campus.

To travel from the airport to campus, take the Red Line Windermere train and exit at University Circle. The ride takes approximately 40 minutes. A free shuttle bus at the University Circle rapid transit station connects to all points on campus. For information about the RTA from the airport to campus, please visit

The RTA's Healthline connects downtown Cleveland with University Circle, including several stops on our campus. For more information about the Healthline and its route, please visit the RTA website.