Planning Your Arrival to Campus

To Our International Students:

We are excited to be welcoming you to campus this month! As you prepare to come to campus for your fall semester, we want to update you regarding your arrival in Cleveland--as well as the university’s quarantine and vaccine requirements.

If you registered to live on campus, you must complete university requirements for vaccination verification and quarantine requests.  Students who are not fully compliant with these requirements will not be permitted to move into quarantine space or residence halls.

Below we have listed information that we hope you find helpful as you finalize your plans and prepare to arrive on campus.

Transportation Options from the Cleveland Airport

You have several choices to get from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to campus or your apartment, including public transportation, Uber, Lyft, and taxis. This airport map shows the locations of each of your options. 

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. 

Public transportation from the airport is provided by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, also known as the RTA. You can plan your trip to campus or your apartment using public transit here. 

Quarantine Requirements

Any student arriving at CWRU who is unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or vaccinated with a vaccine that does not meet the university’s requirement will need to quarantine for seven days on arrival.  Details about the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements can be found here.

Students who are required to quarantine should have received information from the university’s isolation and quarantine team.  If you are an undergraduate student, information about check-in will be provided to you via email.  Students not living in on-campus housing are permitted to quarantine in their own homes and will not have to complete a check-in process.

If you have questions about this or need assistance, please reach out to

For New Undergraduate Students: 

New students who are not required to quarantine and are arriving prior to August 14 should reach out to to notify Housing about your arrival date and receive move-in instructions.

New students who are not required to quarantine and are arriving on August 14 or 15 need to sign up for a move-in time on MyHousing. Once on campus, you should check in at Wade Commons, located at 11451 Juniper Road, just across East 115th Street from the Village at 115. Students will receive their first campus COVID-19 test during the move-in process. Staff will be there to direct you to be tested for COVID-19.

Students who arrive after 9pm and need assistance should go to the CWRU Public Safety building located in square E2 of this map; it is on the opposite side of E. 115th Street just south of Wade Commons, where E.115, Juniper and Bellflower roads intersect.  The address is 1689 E.115th Street.  An officer will assist you in meeting a staff member so that you can move into your assigned housing and complete the check-in process in the morning.

The phone number for public safety is 216.368.3300. You can also hit the red button on any of the blue light phone towers around campus to be directly connected to dispatch. 

For Returning Undergraduate Students:

Returning students move in between Wednesday, August 18 and Sunday, August 22. All students will be tested for Covid-19 as part of the move-in process.

Returning students can request an early arrival beginning on Monday, August 16 through MyHousing, under the Actions Section.  The early arrival fee is $50/night and will go directly onto your SIS account.

Approved early arrival groups (orientation leaders, athletic teams) will receive specific move-in instructions from their coach or supervisor. 

Please review move-in details online here.

If you have any questions, please contact

Graduate Students

Graduate students who will be quarantined in their homes need to report their plans to the university. If you have not done so already, please complete this form now. This is a critical step to providing students with the support that they may need from their schools/departments during this period. 

If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to

Vaccine Information for Students

For any student who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, please schedule an appointment using MyHealthConnect.  

Health Services has been in communication with students who received international vaccines that do not meet the requirement for full vaccination at CWRU. Students should have received an email notification and login to to read the message. If a student has not received a message from Health Services by August 4, they should email for assistance.

Please know that no student is required to take additional doses of vaccine. Undergraduate students will still be allowed to live in campus housing but will have additional restrictions including masking and weekly testing.  Graduate students who do not opt for the offered 1-2 additional doses of U.S. FDA-authorized vaccine would also have additional restrictions including masking and weekly testing.

We understand this email includes a lot of information. We appreciate you reading it thoroughly to help prepare for your arrival at Case Western Reserve. If you have any questions about the quarantine instructions above, please email them to and questions about the vaccine can be sent to  If you have visa-related questions, please direct them to ISS at so that we can support you.


Best Regards,


Marielena Maggio, M.A.
Director, International Student Services, PDSO & ARO