General Information

In Case of Emergency

We're looking forward to a fun, safe homecoming weekend. However, if an emergency occurs, we want to make sure you know immediately. Text cwru2019 to 67283 to opt-in to our emergency notifications for your four days here on campus.

Homecoming Help Desk: 216.368.4521 or
CWRU Police (emergency): 216.368.3333
CWRU Police (non-emergency): 216.368.3300


Use #homeCWRUing to document your story during Homecoming 2019. Public posts and stories may be featured on the Media Wall at the Tinkham Veale University Center, or at


Attire is casual, unless otherwise specified in your confirmation. We encourage packing a mix of casual spirit clothing and at least one business outfit. Don’t forget - Cleveland’s weather in October can be unpredictable.

If you would like to purchase CWRU attire, please visit the CWRU Official Bookstore (Barnes and Noble, 11451 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106;

Help Desk

Our staff is available at the Tinkham Veale University Center and the Linsalata Alumni Center. Whether you need special accommodations, directions to your next destination or want to be greeted by a friendly face, please visit our help desk for all your needs.


University events are documented with photography and videography. By your entrance and admission to Homecoming, you give consent for CWRU to use your likeness for marketing and documentary purposes. All photos and video are property of CWRU.

Shine On Recognition

The Shine On Recognition Area recognizes the donors and volunteers who help Case Western Reserve University shine on. Through their contributions of time, talent and treasure, these individuals help ensure the future of CWRU. The name refers to the university alma mater, Shine On Forever.

Recreation Facilities

The Veale Recreation and Athletic Center is open to all registered Homecoming guests during Homecoming weekend, Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13 for a minimal fee of $5 per person per day (payable by cash or check only). Homecoming guests must present a Homecoming credential as well as a photo ID at the time of purchase. Guests age 17 and under are only permitted entry into the facility when accompanied by a credentialed parent or guardian for the same nominal fee.

The facility is open Friday (10/11) from 6:30 a.m. until midnight and open Saturday (10/12) and Sunday (10/13) from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. In addition to cardio and weight rooms, the Veale Center offers a six-lane pool, multipurpose indoor courts and an indoor track. Daily use lockers are available at no cost but patrons must supply their own combination lock.
For more information on our facility and hours of operation please visit

No time for a workout but have 15 minutes to spare? Let us give you a tour of our facility! Interested guests should visit our staff at the Control Desk in the main lobby.

Oral History Project

Witness history at CWRU? Have a life-changing experience? Hoping to memorialize a favorite teacher? Excited about how your classes prepared you for a career? Throughout the weekend, alumni, students and parents are invited to share their CWRU story and add to CWRU’s new Oral History Project by recording stories at the Kelvin Smith Library’s Freedman Center’s simple one-touch recording booth.