Everything You Need To Know About Homecoming!


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There is still time to register for your choice of more than 100 events this weekend!! Register today!


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This year, if you can’t make it to Homecoming, you can still watch the Homecoming Luncheon! We are live streaming the annual event on Friday, October 6, noon - 1:30 p.m. EST. President Barbara R. Snyder will deliver a university update and we’ll hear from four recipients of this year’s alumni awards. Additionally, Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michelle D. Earley (LAW ‘99) will share her reflections on the late  Judge Jean Murrell Capers, her professional mentor and the posthumous recipient of The Alumni Association’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. Watch Awards here

Homecoming is a Time for Donors and Volunteers to Shine

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‌‌‌Volunteers and donors are invited to stop by our Shine On recognition area during Homecoming check-in hours for a special token of our appreciation and our Shine On photo booth. ‌

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Post your Homecoming photos on social media, tag them with #homeCWRUing and you just might see yourself on our social sites! Not going to make it to campus? Show your CWRU colors or share a memory with #homeCWRUing and you can virtually be part of the fun! Find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter!

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Our Affinities Grow with the Latino Alumni Network 

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Established this year, the Latino Alumni Network strives to build a supportive and active alumni organization within the larger CWRU community, as well as support current Latino students in alignment with CWRU’s core values of diversity and inclusion. In partnership with La Alianza and The Alumni Association, the Latino Alumni Network hosted its first event in September, a student welcome reception. The group also will host a networking reception during Homecoming. See more about homecoming


  • CWRU’s School of Law courts its 125th anniversary with all sorts of events on the docket
  • The School of Dental Medicine celebrates 125 years with a birthday bash at the House of Blues, Cleveland.
  • WRUW rolls through its 50th year with a 10-hour rock concert on Toby’s Plaza this Saturday.
  • We are proud that this year marks 30 years of LGBT activism on campus.

Find a complete list of events here

Historical Marker Celebrates an Important Chapter for CWRU 

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During this year's Homecoming weekend, the newest historic marker on our campus will be dedicated on Sunday, October 8, at 3 p.m. at Amasa Stone Chapel. This fall, the university installed a Historic Underground Railroad Site marker on the corner of Adelbert Road and Euclid Avenue. One side of the plaque recognizes the role Western Reserve College, then located in Hudson, Ohio, played in the anti-slavery movement. The other side honors Horatio Cyrus and Martha Cozad Ford, whose home served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The land the home stood on later became part of the university’s campus when it relocated to Cleveland. The ceremony will be followed by a reception. This celebration is free and open to the public. Register for celebration