Welcome: You're One of Us!
May 7
- May 20
  • This is your first-year newsletter and it comes to you every Thursday at 7 p.m. EDT
  • Smile! Upload a photo for your CWRU ID
  • Review our email communications policy
  • Complete part one of housing survey: Joining the community
  • Send your final high school transcript
  • Planning to send scores and credit evaluations? Let us know!
  • Know who to contact: Review our directory of offices and contact info
  • Receive your navigator assignment 

Welcome! We are here for you and are excited for you to make CWRU your own. The Roadmap helps you prepare for your arrival on campus and we will explain what is happening every step of the way. This is a journey we will take together!

Plan: Getting to Know CWRU
May 21
- May 31
  • Student Information System (SIS) overview 
  • Make sure your preferred name is on your CWRU ID card
  • Schedule an appointment with your navigator
  • Write a letter to your advisor
  • Complete the SAGES First Seminar Self-Placement Writing Sample
  • Complete math diagnostic, if applicable
  • Complete financial aid items, if applicable
  • Register with Disability Services, if applicable
  • Learn about Discover Week; see how your family participates in orientation
  • Nursing students: Important items to complete

 

This will be a time to help you plan for your arrival and start to acquaint you with services and resources that are available to students. You'll make sure that your financial aid forms are complete if that applies to you, and you'll take a couple of diagnostic tests to help us place you in appropriate classes.

Live: Your New Home
June 1
- June 30

Some items and dates on your Roadmap have shifted as university leaders assess adjustments needed to protect students’ health when they arrive on campus this fall. Changes are reflected in green.

  • Room selection 
  • Explore "Your CWRU Backpack" in Canvas
  • Learn about My Health Connect; submit immunizations and insurance information 
  • Review the University Health and Counseling Services resource module
  • Begin to plan out your fall schedule
  • Get to know RAs; what to know about being a member of our community
  • Get to know Cleveland
  • Students outside the continental U.S.: It's time to plan your arrival
  • Need parking on campus this fall? Apply for a parking permit
  • Review the SIS overview on course registration logistics
  • Review our Drug-Free Schools Notification
  • Review our Tobacco-Free Policy
  • Register for Discover Cleveland and CCEL Service Day

The month of June is all about establishing your new home—you'll complete your housing information, you'll learn all about Cleveland and you'll become familiar with policies and values that make CWRU a safe, exciting and healthy community. Of course, if you have any questions along the way, you will contact your navigator.

Learn: Your Academic Experience Takes Shape
July 1
- July 31

Some items and dates on your Roadmap have shifted as university leaders assess adjustments needed to protect students’ health when they arrive on campus this fall. Changes are reflected in green.

  • Course registration opens 
  • Select your top four SAGES course options
  • Learn about integrity in your academic experience
  • Read and review the Academic Integrity policy
  • Review the Student Code of Conduct
  • Learn about Experiential Education opportunities in your first year
  • Watch the Diversity 360 Video
  • Explore Your CWRU Backpack
  • Connect with your navigator about your courses
  • Review important Title IX information
  • Alcohol Education module
  • Opioid Education module
  • Register for proficiency exams, if applicable
  • Introduction to the Common Reading

Course registration is a big part of July, and we are here to help. You'll continue to read FYI each week, and between that and several online education pieces, you will start to feel like a real CWRU student!

Connect: Joining Our Community
August 1
- August 13

Some items and dates on your Roadmap have shifted as university leaders assess adjustments needed to protect students’ health when they arrive on campus this fall. Changes are reflected in green.

  • Sign up for a move-in time as you plan your arrival
  • What to expect during Discover Week
  • Your SAGES class meeting: Discover Cleveland assignment; more
  • Register to vote in your new city through Turbo Vote
  • Handshake information: Finding a job on campus
  • Complete the student interest groups form
  • CampusGroups: Explore student organizations

You'll be on campus in just a few days, and we are ready for you! During this time you will confirm some details related to your arrival on campus—and we will share information about that with you, and you'll learn some things about your schedule during Discover Week—our week-long orientation program.

Discover: Your Week-Long Orientation
August 16
- August 23

Some items and dates on your Roadmap have shifted as university leaders assess adjustments needed to protect students’ health when they arrive on campus this fall. Changes are reflected in green.Move-in day

  • Meet your orientation leaders and your group
  • Participate in multiple programs and activities
  • More details will be on our Discover Network

Welcome to campus! This is your in-person, fun-filled, make-lots-of-new-friends-and-learn-a-lot week-long orientation! Our orientation leaders are working all summer to prepare for your arrival and the entire campus is excited for the week to begin.

Engage: Your First Semester Begins!
August 24
- October 15

Some items and dates on your Roadmap have shifted as university leaders assess adjustments needed to protect students’ health when they arrive on campus this fall. Changes are reflected in green.

  • A calendar of events and programs designed for new students

As your first year begins, engaging in your new community will be an integral part of your success as a CWRU student. We will be showcasing the many opportunities you will have to get involved, dive deeper into things you learned during Discover Week and continue to form relationships with faculty, staff and your peers.