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The people who will ensure your success

Even before your first day at Case Western Reserve University, a team of dedicated professionals will have your back—making sure you know how to maximize your CWRU experience to meet your personal and professional goals.

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Four-Year advisors

Your four-year advisor is the key to creating a college experience that is uniquely your own. You will be assigned a professional staff member who stays with you throughout your CWRU years, helping you to get the most out of CWRU life. They will provide advice on areas of study, academic policies and degree requirements. In addition, they will point you to experiences, research, student organizations and more that you might be interested in. Their goal is to make sure you take full advantage of opportunities that help you explore your interests and reach your goals.

Meet the advisors

Pre-major advisors

Your pre-major advisor will be one of your first faculty connections at the university. They will guide you through your transition to our scholarly community. Pre-major advisors provide individualized guidance to help you build a foundation for academic and personal success at CWRU. Once you declare your major, you will be assigned a major advisor, however, your pre-major advisor will always remain available to you as a source of counsel throughout your time at CWRU.

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Major advisors

Once you declare your major, you will be assigned a major advisor, who will provide you with expert discipline-specific guidance to help you reach your long-term goals. Their wealth of experience and insights will help you shape your unique path at CWRU and beyond.

Library advisors

Your library advisor is your info-guru, who orients you to library services and research strategies to maximize your academic achievement. As a CWRU student, your work in and out of the classroom will be at a very high level, and your library advisor will ensure you understand the resources and programs available to you. They will also provide research assistance, help you develop search strategies and more.

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Residential community directors

Your residential community director (RCD) is a trained professional, living in your residential community, available to you 24/7 for personal and academic assistance. Your RCD provides comprehensive leadership and support for your residential community and actively manages the learning experience at both the community and individual level, monitoring and supporting your academic, social and personal development throughout your first year.

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Identity-based professionals

As a diverse and welcoming campus, Case Western Reserve works to develop an inclusive community that supports all students, respects and celebrates their identities and facilitates their success. Professionals advocate for our students and guide you to your goals through an identity-informed lens.

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