Transfer & International Exchange Students

Once you have been accepted to Case Western Reserve University you will gain access to the University Roadmap on Thursday, November 2, 2023 and can access the housing application.  You can list building and roommate preferences on your application, however, we will make placements based on what is open and available at that 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.

University Photo ID

In order to access the housing application, you will need to upload a photo for your CWRU ID card and have it 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.

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.

Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing allows transgender students, students exploring gender identity, non-binary, gender non-conforming students, and their allies to live together in the residence halls.

For more information on Gender Inclusive Housing, please contact our office.

Medical Accommodations

If you have an approved medical accommodation, please contact our office to discuss your assignment.

Housing accommodations may include but are not limited to air conditioning in a residence hall room, a wheelchair accessible room, a visual fire alarm, or assignment to a single room.

If you feel you need a specific medical accommodation, please review the information from the Office of Disability Resources about obtaining approval for medical accommodation.

Lifestyle Characteristics

This list of four questions about your lifestyle will help you find a roommate and choose a room with someone who closely matches your lifestyle characteristics.

Roommate Preference/Request

Students applying for housing will be able to list building and room preferences and/or list the names of students with whom they would like to live.  We will fulfill these preferences based on the space available, however, we are unable to guarantee these preferences can be met.

Housing Assignments

For the Fall semester, assignments will be completed on a rolling basis throughout the summer. 

For the Spring semester, assignments will be completed by Friday, December 29, 2023.

For questions, please contact us at 216-368-3780 or