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First-Year Students



Case Western Reserve University works to make your move to University Circle and to independence as smooth as possible by introducing you to campus, Cleveland and new friends.

All new students take part in Orientation, which takes place in the days before fall semester starts.

Orientation 2017 will take place Aug. 20 to 27. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 28.

Move in day:

  • Those traveling from outside of the continental United States for Orientation are invited to move in as early as Friday, Aug. 18. 
  • Those participating in a fall varsity sport will receive communication from their coach regarding their move-in day. 
  • All other students will move in Sunday, Aug. 20.

Parents are invited to join their students for Parent and Family Orientation Sunday, Aug. 20 and Monday, Aug. 21.