June 2023 Newsletter

Flowers in front of Tomlinson Hall, Summer 2022


Summer Graduates: Submit Final Materials

The deadline to submit all Final Materials for Summer 2023 graduation is Friday, July 7. Submission of Final Materials includes uploading your approved Electronic Thesis or Dissertation to OhioLINK. Be sure to submit your ETD to Graduate Studies for the required format check in plenty of time to meet this deadline. See the online instructions for details.

Summer Course Withdrawal

If you are enrolled in a course this summer and need to withdraw, review the Summer 2023 Enrollment Dates + Deadlines page (scroll down to the Grad section) to confirm the last possible day to do so. For most classes, a withdrawal is to be done in SIS. See the University Registrar's page on class registration (start at #20) for instructions.

When you drop the individual course, you will receive a grade of W on your transcript and you will receive a 0% tuition refund. If you have more questions or are unsure whether you should drop the individual course, speak to your professor and/or advisor before making the decision to withdraw.

Student reading eBook lying on grass in Quad, summer time

New Grad Education Associate Provost

To better advance the student experience on all levels, CWRU has created two new associate provost positions. Jeff Capadona, a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will start this fall as the associate provost for graduate education and work directly with Grad Studies to oversee the development and review of graduate and professional degree programs at the University.

Summer English Skills Tutoring

Are you looking to improve your fluency in English? Spoken English Tutoring sessions will also be available this summer and appointments can be made online through TutorTrac. You can also contact Eric Moore with questions.

Changes to Tech Access After Graduating

Make sure to review recent changes to your access of University technologies after graduation so you can make plans now to ensure your work will be still available. For 180 days after your graduation date, students will retain access to Google Workspace (Gmail, drives, etc), Microsoft 365, Qualtrics, and GitHub. Access to Adobe products will expire on July 1. Access to CWRU's Zoom (including recordings and whiteboards) ended immediately upon graduation.

Students participating in class over Zoom

Fulbright Info Sessions

We are hosting sessions later this summer to review the Fulbright US Student Program, campus processes, deadlines, and application support and guidance. Keep watch for the links. Until then, see more information about the Fulbright Program at CWRU.

Fall New Student Orientation

Welcome new Summer and Fall students! All students who began during the Summer term or are starting in the Fall are invited to the New Graduate Student Orientation which will be hosted on the Canvas platform in July. Students will receive an email when the online platform is open.

Grad Orientation is a self-guided, online resource designed to help prepare you as a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University. Once the orientation course is open, you can access it anytime from anywhere with an internet connection.

The orientation modules will contain valuable info about Diversity 360, Kelvin Smith Library, Access Services, Health and Counseling Services, the CWRU Police, [U]Tech, Academic Integrity and more!

A Welcome to Campus event will be held on Tuesday, August 22.

In the meantime, please visit the "First Steps" Information on our website for setting up your email, finding off-campus housing, learning about community resources, and more. Also continue to complete items on the New Student Checklist. Make sure to upload your photo for your student ID card by August 1!

Have questions about Orientation? Send an email to sgsevents@case.edu.

Campus Community

US Independence Day: July 4

The University and our office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of United States Independence Day.

Also as a reminder, our office will close at 3:00pm EDT every Friday in June and July as part of CWRU Take Two.

Banner of American Flag by Adelbert Hall

Register to Vote in August Special Election

There is an important special election in August. If you are eligible to vote in Ohio, please make sure by Monday, July 10 you are registered to vote. Using your voice and your vote is the best way to celebrate the Fourth of July!

You can also review voter resources from the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL).

Reproductive Health Website

Since summer of last year, CWRU has hosted a website concerning reproductive health (SSO required to access) including resources for students as well as faculty and staff and information regarding expressive activities and advocacy.

Additionally, if you ever face financial hardship due to an unforeseen and urgent health-related emergency or event, consider applying for the Student Health Emergency Fund to assist costs related to emergency medical or mental health care, treatment and medications not covered by insurance, urgent travel costs for health reasons, and more.

At any time when needed, students are encouraged to reach out to University Health & Counseling Services (in-person or remote).

Updates to International Student Services

To serve international students, scholars, and staff with visa-related issues, International Student Services and Immigration and Human Resources Services are combining to become the office of Visa and Immigration Services and Advisors (VISA), located in Crawford 215. Please email questions to visa@case.edu.

SA&L Grad Assistants Needed!

The Office of Student Activities & Leadership is need of five graduate student assistants for the next academic year! Those looking get more experience working with students in a higher ed setting should apply soon.

Students Outside on Campus

SELP Friday Conversation Hour

Spoken English Language Programs (SELP) in the School of Graduate Studies hosts a free Summer Fridays Conversation Social Hour for non-native English speaking international graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from 12:30 to 2:00pm each Friday through August 4 (except June 30 and July 7) in Tomlinson 135. Participants can practice English in a relaxing, low pressure setting and meet others in the CWRU community. Registration is not required but for more information, email SELP Director Eric Moore at eric.moore2@case.edu or selp@case.edu.

ThinkImpact Social Entrepreneurship Program

Students can apply for Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit's ThinkImpact social entrepreneurship year-long program to expose students to social entrepreneurship and support them through the creation of their own business ideas. Apply by the end of July.

Parking Permits on Campus

Student parking permits for the fall semester are now available for purchase either online or in-person at Access Services in the basement of Crawford. Each lot is first-come first-serve and some may be filling up so please get your permit as soon as possible.

Steggie the Stegosaurus at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Take a Walk on Campus

Going for a walk is a great way to get exercise, fresh air, see more of University Circle, and relax. Check out these maps for some walking paths you can follow to get outside and get moving this summer!

Childcare Resources

Graduate and professional students can enroll their children at any Sweet Kiddles location and CWRU will pay the $125 annual membership fee and up to $1,000 of childcare each academic year. The closest location to campus is within the Centric Apartments complex adjacent to Uptown and the Cleveland Institute of Art (1999 Circle Dr., Suite A). Additionally, students and postdocs can schedule drop-in childcare at One-to-One Fitness, apply for a subsidy to enroll a child in the Music Settlement Early Childhood Programs, and receive partial reimbursement for childcare  costs during CWRU-related travel. See our website for more information on all childcare resources for graduate students.

Changes to Wireless on Campus

Starting July 30, there will be important updates and new policies for CWRU wireless services. To continue to use CaseGuest, every 8 hours you will have to agree to CWRU's Acceptable Use Policy. You can also register the MAC address of your device and switch to the new CaseRegistered. See more details and review the FAQ. Questions should be directed to [U]Tech.

Upcoming Events

Wade Oval Wednesdays are back! Most Wednesday evenings through August 16, University Circle will host free concerts in Wade Oval. Enjoy family-friendly activities, music, vendors, food trucks, and more!

Celebrating Pride Month, all grad students, postdocs, faculty, and staff are invited to an LGBTQ+ Wine & Cheese Social on Monday, June 26 at 5:00pm at the Jolly Scholar in Thwing.

Register on CampusGroups.

There are many community, neighborhood, and event festivals this summer near campus and around Cleveland! Take some time to get off campus and enjoy the fun.

6/22-8/17 Cedar-Fairmount SummerFEST
6/24 Pride in the Park
6/24 Larchmere PorchFest
6/25 Edgewater NeighborFest
7/7-7/9 Cain Park Arts Festival
7/16 Taste of Tremont
8/12-8/15 Little Italy Feast of the Assumption

See this guide to many more festivals all through Northeast Ohio this summer!

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Photoshop of Fireworks Over the Main Quad July 2019