2022 at CWRU

Before stepping into the new year, we want to take you back to some of our favorite moments at Case Western Reserve University in 2022.

Student community

Students smile at the camera while they wheel their suitcases in the rain to move into the dorms

More than 3,000 students received their diplomas in May at the university’s first fully fledged commencement weekend in almost three years, and this fall we welcomed 1,550 new undergraduate students to campus. Nearly half of the Class of 2026 identify as people of color: 25% identify as underrepresented minorities, and another 24% identify as Asian American.


Various programs at Case Western Reserve University rose in 2022 rankings, thanks to the dedicated work of faculty, staff and students, as well as support from alumni and friends.

Two students work in a lab, one wearing a floral mask, both wearing bright blue gloves and white lab coats


Researchers at CWRU were awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in grant funding, with studies ranging from blending mental wellness strategies with the art of improv to tackling the opioid crisis, examining the legal and ethical implications of “nudging” in advertising to revitalizing Northeast Ohio communities through manufacturing, mapping the vagus nerve to investigating the ​​link between HIV and higher rates of cancer.

Campus developments

The Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing found a new home in May at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion.

To keep up with the demands of a growing campus community, summer brought a makeover to Case Quad, complete with security upgrades, additional seating options, increased Wi-Fi access and more.

After two years of virtual and hybrid events, Homecoming and Reunion Weekend returned to campus bigger and better than before, during which time Weatherhead School of Management celebrated 20 years in the Peter B. Lewis Building.

Donor support

More than 2,200 members of the Case Western Reserve community went ALL IN for Day of Giving for the fifth year in a row this April, giving a total of $751,184 to university funds. And in November, 404 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends contributed $49,067 to 56 student causes for #GivingTuesdayatCWRU.

Donors gave generously to initiatives across campus throughout the year. From offering scholarships in mechanical engineering and nurse anesthesia programs, to investing in CWRU faculty through endowments and professorships, to advancing research in child psychology—community support is vital in keeping Case Western Reserve on the forefront of education.

Thank you

On behalf of staff, faculty and students at Case Western Reserve University, thank you for your support and enthusiasm throughout 2022.

Help us end the year strong with your tax-deductible gift to CWRU before Jan. 1.

Graduates from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU pose in caps and gowns, smiling while hold up a blue sign that reads "Thank You!" in all caps