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University Housing Plans for 2021-2022

The COVID-19 pandemic created a lot of uncertainty during the 2020-2021 academic year for CWRU students, faculty, and staff across the country and around the world. This caused the Office of University Housing to adopt policies designed to safely house students on-campus but it also required a lot of students to remain at home. 

However, CWRU is planning to return to pre-pandemic occupancy for University Housing for the 2021-2022 academic year. All suites and apartments will return to their designed occupancy. Knowing this, students will need to plan to live in fully occupied buildings. 

With the uncertainty of the pandemic, housing plans could change at any point between now and the start of the fall semester.  Information will be communicated to students via email as soon as decisions are made.

    Housing Application

    Housing applications must be completed online, making it easier for groups of students to sign up together, and for students currently residing off-campus to participate. Our room selection flowchart, under the "Rising Second-Year" and "Rising Upper-Class Student" sections, will help guide you through the process and determine what option is right for you.

    If you have any questions, contact University Housing at 216.368.3780, by email at or visit our Office in 24 Thwing Center. We will keep this site up to date with the latest information as it becomes available.

    By submitting an individual housing application you agree to live on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    You will not be released from this contract for non-registration-related reasons (i.e. commuting or moving into a Greek house) after you complete an application, except as described in the Residence Hall Agreement. Your first opportunity to be released from this contract will not occur until the spring semester of 2022. Your first opportunity to change your assignment will not occur until the second week of classes for the fall semester.

    Medical Accommodation 

    Students with disabilities may be eligible for housing accommodations that meet their unique needs outside the classroom. Medical accommodations are approved by the Office of Disability Resources.

    Documentation is required to explain the diagnosis, history, treatment protocol, and need for a specific accommodation based on the disability. Housing accommodations are determined individually based on the documentation provided. If you have a current accommodation and wish to discuss your housing options for next year, please contact the Office of Disability Resources prior to spring break.

    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.

    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.

    View details on how to sign up for Gender Inclusive Housing.

    Sustainability House

    Sustainability House is an intentional living community focused on creating a sustainable lifestyle in a not-inherently-green house (Wade Manor, at the corner of Wade Park Ave. and E. 115th Ave). Between 5 and 10 students will be selected based on a short application to live in this 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Singles or doubles are available depending on interest and availability. An interest in sustainability is required, although broad experience is not! Applications must be completed by Monday, February 24.   Decisions to be awarded by March 6.  Any questions please contact the Sustainability Office at