Looking ahead to October: A message from Bradford W. Crews, associate vice president, alumni relations and development programs

Dear Fellow Alumni,

Now that we’re in the throes of fall semester, campus is again bustling with activity. After an uncertain and changing year, it’s a welcome sight. As we progress through the semester, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 statistics locally, nationally and internationally. At home, our campus community is doing an admirable job following health protocols. As of last week, our students, faculty and staff recorded an impressively low .4% positivity rate.

This fall semester brings with it a historic event: the inauguration of Eric W. Kaler as the 11th president of Case Western Reserve University. The inauguration will take place Friday, Oct. 15, at Amasa Stone Chapel. Due to limited seating capacity, the ceremony will be livestreamed to welcome a wider audience. I hope our alumni will tune in to watch this momentous occasion. More information, including the livestream link, will be forthcoming.

The week following President Kaler's inauguration, CWRU will host our first in-person homecoming since 2019. This year’s event is set for Oct. 21-24 and will include a long-awaited ceremony honoring the Class of 2020. In addition to the on-campus events, a number of lectures and school events will also be available online. 

This year will be different, but it will be a cautious step toward resuming a campus tradition.

Shine On!