Important Dates and Deadlines

Important dates for students enrolling in Fall 2024

School of Graduate Studies Events

  • Graduate Studies Orientation: Launches in July on Canvas
  • Graduate Studies Welcome to Campus Event: TBA
  • Graduate Studies Welcome Session: TBA


Department of Bioethics Events

  • Masters program Orientation: Thursday, August 22, 2024
  • PhD program Orientation: Thursday, August 22, 2024


Fall 2024 Semester Begins

  • Monday, August 26, 2024
  • First Foundations in Bioethics and Medical Humanities I class: Tuesday, August 27, 2024 at 6 pm

View the complete academic calendar


As Soon As Possible

Accept Offer of Admission — Upon admission, you received an email to look at your online account for the admissions decision; the link to accept or decline admission is contained within the letter in your application. If you have not accepted admission online, please do this now.

Activate your CWRU Network ID — Your Network ID is your passport to CWRU’s networking and computing services including Student Information System, Google Apps, the Software Center, and more. It is composed of your first, middle, and last initials followed by numbers (e.g. abc123). Activate your ID using the online activation wizard. You will need your 7-digit Student ID number, which will be emailed to you when you are accepted into the program to which you applied.

New Student Checklist — You will receive an email when the checklist is open for the semester. This checklist will help you keep track of what needs to be completed in order to make a smooth transition to CWRU. The checklist contains information on getting your ID card, parking, orientation registration, medical history, course registration, advisor information, financial information, computing, policies, procedures, and more. Bookmark this site to keep on top of the tasks that will help to get you set up as a student at Case Western Reserve. Regardless of when you receive access to the checklist, please complete as many items as possible. Also do not worry if the deadline has passed on a specific checklist item, just complete what you can.

Find a Place to Live — Most grad students live in off-campus rental housing in Cleveland or one of the surrounding communities. The guide provides information on rental basics, off-campus housing listings, neighborhood connections, and more. Also check out the Off-Campus CWRU Housing Portal

Explore Your New Community! —  Learn more about the arts and culture scene, sporting events, parks, festivals, shopping, student discounts, and more around Cleveland. You can also learn about getting around town, via shuttles, rapid trains, cars, buses, and air.

Payment Deadlines

Each of Case Western Reserve University’s graduate schools and programs has different tuition and fee structures. In addition, they have associated fees. Learn how to manage your student account from tuition and fees to financial aid and more.