Hotels + Transportation


Hotels within University Circle book quickly for commencement day. Please call early for the best availability. Remember the Cleveland Marathon also takes place during commencement weekend. Visit Travel Services for more information and specific hotel rates.


Car rentals are available at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport; advance reservations are suggested. Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are also available throughout Cleveland. 

All Case Western Reserve University parking lots are free beginning at 7:30 a.m. on commencement day.

Public Transportation

Cleveland is easily accessible by road, rail and air. You have several options when choosing to visit and stay.

The RTA "Rapid" Transit (Train)

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offers local rail service connecting the airport, downtown's Tower City Center and the Case Western Reserve University campus. The ride from the airport to campus takes approximately 40–45 minutes. 

To travel from the airport to campus:

  1. Take the Red Line towards Stokes/Windermere
  2. Exit at either the Cedar-University or the Little Italy-University Circle stations.
  3. Follow directions to campus from the Cedar-University Circle station or directions to campus from the Little Italy-University Circle station.


Case Western Reserve provides campus shuttles on commencement day. Visit the Shuttles page for details.

The HealthLine (Bus)

The RTA's HealthLine bus connects downtown Cleveland with University Circle, including several stops on our campus. Visit the HealthLine page on the RTA website for more information.