Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation is your opportunity to connect and learn more about Case Western Reserve University.

Virtual Events

CWRU hosts online events so you can learn more about your student's CWRU experience. Sessions include opportunities to learn about advocacy and support; academic resources; student organizations; and much more.

Online sessions will be similar to those that take place during our in-person Parent and Family Orientation. Join us to take part in sessions you may miss in person or to reinforce your understanding of your student’s CWRU experience.

Virtual Events

In-Person Events

During your student's orientation, we host programming for parents, guardians and family members. Sessions typically include welcome sessions; an information fair and educational sessions from campus departments.

In-person Parent and Family Orientation events for the parents and family members of new students entering CWRU in August 2023 will take place Sunday, Aug. 20 and Monday, Aug. 21.

Parents and Families of Students in Groups 1 to 40*

Parents and Families of Students in Groups 41 to 80*

*Your student will receive their group number at Discover Week check-in on Aug. 20.

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You can also find the Discover Week schedule on our CampusGroups app. Follow the directions below.

  1. Download CampusGroups (search "campusgroups" in your mobile app store or select one of the following: iPhone app link | Android app link).
  2. Select Case Western Reserve University from the list of schools.
  3. Choose Discover Week 2023 from the list of apps.
  4. Enter your email address according to the instructions below:
    1. Students: Enter your CWRU network ID email address (
    2. Parents/family members: Enter your personal email address. If you have difficulties receiving the code at an email address, use an alternate email if possible.
  5. Enter the 6-digit sign in code from your email.

Already have CampusGroups installed?

  1. Open the app and tap on the university logo in the header (alternatively, tap the "More" menu icon and select Switch App).
  2. Choose Discover Week 2023 from the list of apps. Easy!