Aerial view of campus
The center of education, entertainment and exploration.

We’re minutes from downtown Cleveland—recently named “America’s hottest city”—and located in one of CLE’s coolest neighborhoods, University Circle, where you’re just steps from some of the country’s top museums, musicians and medical institutions. Add in the Uptown district’s mix of dining, retail and nightlife, and our home is the ideal place to study, research and have fun. 

The main home of science and engineering buildings, plus administrative offices, including Student Affairs, the registrar and financial aid, the Case Quad is a hub of activity on campus. Here, you’ll find people attending lectures (during the day) and movies (at night) in Strosacker Auditorium; grabbing a bagel and popping open a book inside Nord Hall; conducting research in practically every building; or relaxing next to the Michelson-Morley fountain.


Our center for innovation and entrepreneurship provides a space for anyone—students, faculty, alumni and members of the public—to tinker and invent. Located in a seven-story, 50,000-square-foot facility with four floors occupied and more under renovation, this project is the largest open-access innovation center at any university in the world.


Home to our athletics, physical education and intramural programs, Veale Center houses Horsburgh Gym; Veale Natatorium and Donnell Pool; racquetball, squash and multipurpose courts; an indoor track; aerobics, cardio and weight rooms; and more. This is where you’ll start and end your CWRU experience: both your University Welcome during orientation and your commencement are held here.


Beginning in Summer 2019, our nursing, dental and medical students all will learn alongside each other at our Health Education Campus at Cleveland Clinic. But until then, the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing all are located on the Health Sciences Quad—as is the University Health Service, where you can see a doctor for whatever ails you.


Amidst our campus buildings, you’ll find one of the nation’s best health care systems, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. It’s home to top clinical and research centers where you can study and conduct research beginning in your first semester, and where nurses spend countless hours getting real-world training.


Dubbed “the new downtown” by The New York Times, Uptown is our arts, entertainment, retail and residential district in the heart of campus. Popular restaurants such as Chipotle, Jimmy John’s and Panera sit alongside local favorites like Happy Dog and Mitchell’s Ice Cream, and you can bowl a game while grabbing a bite to eat at The Corner Alley. Plus, the district is home to a bookstore, grocery, yoga studio and more.


Located in the heart of Uptown, the Museum of Contemporary Art, or MOCA, is a dynamic place for visual arts. The museum seeks to challenge, inspire and teach a wide range of audiences through exhibitions, education and events. Plus, our students get free daily admission and discounted rates on special events.


Located in our North Residential Village—close to the first-year residence halls—the Wyant Athletic and Wellness Center is a three-level facility that includes the Steve Belichik Varsity Weight Room, the DiGeronimo Fitness Center (a cardio workout facility), and the Varsity Club office and meeting space. Opened in 2014, Wyant is close to most of our outdoor varsity athletics fields.


Come see us in person! Wolstein Hall is the home of Undergraduate Admission and First-Year Experience and Family Programs. We begin tours and hold information sessions in Wolstein Hall every weekday and select weekends throughout the year.


A historic collection of buildings on the former Flora Stone Mather College for Women campus, Mather Quad is home to many of our humanities and social sciences classes, the Mather Dance Center and the “Wet-Dry Fountain.” Nearby, you’ll find our law, social work and management schools, including Weatherhead School of Management's iconic Peter B. Lewis Building.


Often called “The Tink,” the Tinkham Veale University Center is home to and meeting place of many student organizations; our Greek Life, LGBT, women’s and civic engagement centers (and more); and a food court, where you can indulge in Melt University’s famous grilled cheese. Opened in August 2014, The Tink is viewed as the heart of campus—unifying our north and south sides.


Our main library supports the teaching and research being conducted by faculty, staff and students. The library also provides technology services such as an online public catalog, circulation systems to the other campus libraries, and access to the Freedman Center for multimedia projects, printing services and digitization.


Enjoy a performance from one of the world’s best symphonies—without leaving your neighborhood. The Cleveland Orchestra performs at the beautiful Severance Hall in the center of campus. Students can get free tickets to regular Thursday evening concerts, and we offer weekly drawings for additional shows. Plus, as a student, you can always get discounted admission.


Recently named the No. 2 art museum in the U.S., the Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, including nearly 45,000 objects spanning 6,000 years. Our students can take classes at the museum, getting an up-close look at artistic achievements throughout the ages. And, best of all, it’s free—“for the benefit of all people, forever.”


Our backyard features some of the most beautiful landscapes in the city: the Cleveland Botanical Garden. A living laboratory for students, teachers and researchers, its 10 acres of greenery include rose, Japanese, restorative and herb gardens, along with a glasshouse that takes you to the desert of Madagascar and the lush cloud forest of Costa Rica.


Explore science, nature and human health up close and in person at the natural history museum, where you can study everything dinosaurs to rare diamonds to distant planets. Our faculty and students conduct research in conjunction with the museum, and our faculty regularly hold fun, informative talks here. Bonus: You get in for free with your CWRU student ID.


Part of the Western Reserve Historical Society—Cleveland’s oldest existing cultural institution—the center is full of items, documents and artifacts that share the stories of our city and region’s rich heritage. Permanent exhibits include the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum and even a historic local carousel.


Serving more than 105,000 veterans each year, the Northeast Ohio Veterans Affairs medical system has its home base right in our neighborhood. The Cleveland FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) Center and Advanced Platform Technology Center are just two of the standout divisions of the VA hospital where cutting-edge research changes the lives of veterans daily.


The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple – Tifereth Israel has been transformed into a top spot for music, lectures and other cultural events. The space soon will include proscenium-style and black box theaters as well as rehearsal studios, practice rooms, and costume and scene shops—all with state-of-the-art technology to foster in-depth learning, creativity and innovation.


Our brand-new Health Education Campus, in partnership with one of the nation's best hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, is just a few blocks away from our main campus. Here, nursing, medical and dental students study and work together in the 477,000-square-foot Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, while dental students get real-world practice in a new community-centered clinic. Just across the street, you can conduct research at Cleveland Clinic alongside some of the nation's top health care providers.