Alumni Summit 2020

Group of attendees at previous Alumni Summit

Leading Beyond the Possible

Please join us April 30 - May 3 for Alumni Summit 2020, a volunteer event bringing leaders from around the country together to learn, collaborate, brainstorm and share - all in the name of connecting with fellow Case Western Reserve alumni. Alumni Summit offers a variety of skill-building sessions, group discussions and the chance to network with other alumni leaders. Participants will also have the special opportunities to mix and mingle at social events.


The Alumni Association’s Board of Directors should arrive by Thursday evening to join us for a welcome dinner. Note, board members are required to arrive in time for Friday morning’s meeting.

Chapter leaders, affinity group leaders, board members from graduate/professional schools or the College of Arts and Sciences and all other esteemed volunteers should arrive for Friday’s lunch at the Linsalata Alumni Center and plan to stay through Saturday night.

CWRU staff and partners are welcome to join us for Friday’s lunch, sessions and dinner as well as Saturday’s breakfast, service project, lunch and dinner. Please register for which events/meals you plan to attend.

An optional breakfast will be available prior to your departure.

Non-local attendees are provided a complimentary room at the Courtyard Marriott (Cleveland University Circle) or Glidden House for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Each current or developing chapter/affinity group may request up to two rooms, which multiple leaders can share at their discretion for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Alumni board members/volunteers who serve CWRU’s graduate and professional schools are also welcome to one hotel room accommodation per unit.

During registration, please indicate if you will need lodging and your arrival and departure dates. For questions regarding lodging, please contact Sue Gallop at 216.368.6878 or

Though attendees must cover the cost of their travel to Cleveland*, The Alumni Association will reimburse expenses from the Cleveland Hopkins airport (ex: the cost of Uber/Lyft or RTA ticket) to your hotel and back, up to $70 round-trip. Parking instructions will be provided and parking for all attendees will be complimentary.

*GOLD (graduates of the last decade or degrees conferred 2009 - 2019) can submit reimbursement up to 50% of coach airfare or mileage ($0.58/mile), up to $400. Deadline to purchase flights is March 30.

Please complete this form for reimbursement (also supplied in your materials upon arrival). Be sure to keep track of your receipts for submission.

The Alumni Association will provide meals that offer a variety of cuisines. Please indicate any preference or allergies in your registration. Food and beverage will be provided:

  • Thursday dinner (Board members only)
  • Friday breakfast (Board members only)
  • Friday lunch (all attendees)
  • Friday dinner (all attendees)
  • Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner (all attendees)
  • Sunday breakfast (optional for all attendees)

Yes! The majority of attendees are current volunteers but the Summit provides an opportunity to learn about new initiatives and different ways to become involved. Learn more about staying involved >