Incoming First-Year Students - Spring Semester

Once you have been accepted to Case Western Reserve University you will gain access to the University Roadmap and can access the housing application. Students will receive a housing assignment based on what we have available at the time that we are completing assignments. We will begin accepting spring applications starting on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. 

Case Western Reserve University has a two-year residency requirement. All first- and second-year unmarried undergraduate students who do not live at a parent's permanent residence within 40 miles of campus must live on campus and participate in the University board plan. If you are eligible to commute, you will need to complete a housing release request.  

International Students

We recognize that the recent pandemic continues to create challenges for you, including your ability to secure visas. While your visa status may not be known at this time, you already are a valued member of our community--we very much hope to see you in person in January. For that reason, we ask that you continue the process of completing your housing application so we are fully prepared for your presence on campus in the spring. You will not be responsible for any housing-related financial penalty or fees should you be unable to travel to the U.S. due to visa issues. 

First-Year Gender Inclusive Housing

Medical Accommodations

Housing Application

This is the official Application that indicates that you will be living on campus. On this application, you will choose your meal plan option and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Residence Hall Agreement.

University Photo ID

In order to access the housing application, you will need to upload a photo ID for your CWRU ID card and have it approved before you can proceed with the housing application. This takes at least 24 hours for the photo to be approved. 

Vaccination Status Statement

Ohio Revised Code section 1713.55 requires that every student submit a statement on his/her vaccination status for meningitis and hepatitis B before they can live on campus. The form must be submitted online before you can continue working on the housing application.

Lifestyle Characteristics

This list of four questions about your lifestyle will help housing staff when matching you with a roommate for the spring semester.

Room Type Preferences

On the housing application, there is a section to request a room type preference (double or single room). For the Spring semester, incoming first-year students will be assigned based on what is open and available, while taking your preferences into consideration. You may be assigned to a room in either first-year or second-year housing.

Housing Assignment Process

The deadline to submit your housing application is Monday, December 18, 2023. Assignments will be completed by Friday, December 29, 2023.  For students who apply later than December 18th, assignments will be completed on a rolling basis.