August 11 Message to International Students: Airport Transportation and Moving Into On-Campus Housing

To Our International Students:

As you prepare to arrive on campus, we wanted to give you information about how to get from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Case Western Reserve University and how to move into your assigned housing.

Please note: this information ONLY pertains to students who are coming from locations within the United States that do NOT require them to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Cleveland.  Quarantine information is available on the Ohio Department of Health’s travel advisory website.

As we shared in an email sent earlier today, international travelers are no longer required to quarantine.

There are multiple transportation options available from the airport, including Uber, Lyft, and taxis. Taxis are available at the taxi entrance at the South end of Baggage Claim, and ridesharing pick up (Uber/Lyft) can be coordinated for outside the lower roadway in the Baggage Claim area. 

Once you arrive on campus, the North Residential Village Area Office/Wade Commons (11451 Juniper Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106), is where you will go to gain access to your dorm room. It will be open during the following times:

  •  Monday, August 17 - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm                         

  •  Tuesday, August 18 - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm                      

  •  Wednesday, August 19 - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm   

In order to make your move-in process smoother and more efficient, please sign up for a move-in time slot on MyHousing. Students moving in on August 17, 18, and 19 need to sign up for a move-in time.

If you arrive on campus when the North Residential Village Area Office/Wade Commons is closed (after 8:00 pm), we are partnering with CWRU Police and Security officers who will be glad to provide you with assistance in safely finding your dorm once you arrive on campus!

Please follow these instructions to connect with an officer if you will be arriving outside of Area Office hours:

  • Ask your driver to take you to 1689 East 115th Street (the address for the CWRU Police Department), and park in the lot on the right side of the building

  • From that parking lot, you will see a door that you can walk up to and press a buzzer to notify the officer that you have arrived

  • An officer will come to assist you and escort your to the dorm building (make sure to tell them the name of building where you will be living so they can take you to the correct location)

  • Once you are at your dorm building, the officer will let you in and notify the Resident Assistant (RA) on-call

    • The RA will arrive and let you into your room

    • You will be able to check in formally with the Area Office in the morning to get your key and any other important orientation information that might be waiting for you


Marielena Maggio

Director, International Student Services