Legacy Week is held every Spring Semester. Legacy Week 2021 took place from April 19-24, 2021.
The CWRU community participated in daily trivia and fun facts posted on our social media pages and postings every day in the Daily highlighting CWRU's history.
Posting on our social media accounts give participants a chance to win prizes daily!
2022 Legacy Week will be celebrated April 18 - April 23!
List of 2021 Events Included:
Virtual GooseChase Scavenger Hunt
"From One History Nerd to Another"
Have you ever wondered about the history of your student organization? Do you ever wonder if famous people performed here? And just who are all these buildings named for?? You no longer have to worry about the FOMO! Join us for this wonderful glimpse into how to learn about all of this and more! Special guest presenters, university’s Archivist, Helen Conger, and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Janice Gerda will be sharing their incredible knowledge and tools for how we can all be better history nerds!
Monday, April 19th, 2021 4 pm - 5:30 pm
The Office of Multicultural Affairs celebrates "A Legacy of Student Activism"
OMA students have a history of participating in activism. From attending Obama's inauguration to the Stop Asian Hate Rally & March just a few weeks back. We have 45 photos covering 17 events from January 2013 right up through March 2021. CWRU students have participated in activism for a more just and & inclusive campus, city, and world. Do not miss this photo essay through the years.
Monday, April 19th - April 24th, 2021
Sears Building, Room 409
Campus Dining Hall & Office Decorating
Monday 4/19 -Friday 4/23, 2021 - On-Campus
Activism through CWRU's History
Join the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative on Instagram and Facebook throughout the week as we explore and celebrate CWRU's history of student activism through the decades!
Monday 4/19-Friday 4/23, 2021
USG’s Initiatives Through The Ages
How much of Case Western today was influenced by the students? Visit the Thwing Atrium (or check out the USG Instagram) all week to learn about USG’s past initiatives, from the Sparta Center to water bottle fountains. Then, try your luck at trivia at the end of the week to win fun prizes!
Monday 4/19 -Friday 4/23, 2021
Wednesday 4/21, 2021 USG Mug Giveaway. Thwing Atrium @ 3 pm.
UPB With a Cherry on Top
We will be serving a custom flavor of ice cream from Mason's Creamery in celebration of the federation of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University! The event will take place at the Leutner Pavilion from 3-4 or until servings last.
Tuesday, 4/20, 2021 3 pm - 4 pm
Location: Leutner Pavilion
Greek Life Social Media Blast
Check out the social media accounts of all 25 chapters all day as we share some of our history and fun facts about our chapters!
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony
The Student Leadership Awards were created by Dr. Dorothy Pijan in 1986 to recognize and honor Case's outstanding undergraduate student leaders. Dr. Pijan worked at CWRU as the director of Thwing Center and Student Activities from 1982-2003. Dr. Pijan was a well-respected and nationally known student union professional. She had an incredible passion, drive, and dedication to student leadership. After her death in 2003, the awards were named in her honor to recognize her many contributions to student life at CWRU! Come celebrate the legacy of leadership we have on our campus! To access the event, please register via CampusGroups!
Wednesday, 4/21/2021 5 pm - 7 pm
Swaggin' With Spartie!
Come on out and join the CWRU Spirit Committee and COC as we celebrate everything CWRU and get ready for Hudson Relays! Attendees will be able to enjoy free CWRU popcorn and mocktails. Everyone will get a giveaway, and those that participate in CWRU trivia will be entered into a chance to win larger prizes. Also get a chance to see and take a picture with our beloved mascot, Spartie.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: KSL Oval
Secret Spaces: Some Fun and Quirky Sites on Campus!
There are thousands of stories just beneath the surface of our physical campus, waiting to be discovered. You might walk by a clue every day and never even notice it. Join us to learn the story behind oddities in plain sight, and remnants of the past that are nearly invisible unless you’re looking. Bring with you any questions about our physical campus that might begin with, “I’ve always wondered about that place where…” Presented by Dr. Janice Gerda, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and loyal CWRU Alumnae!
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Register on CampusGroups!
Greek Life House Tours
Visit each of our chapter houses for a fun giveaway! While there, make sure to scan our QR code to learn about a bunch of cool Greek Life initiatives and even more information about our role on campus.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 from 12 pm - 4 pm
Spartie Swirl Giveaway
Come pick up some Spartie Swirl Italian Ice! Mount Granita's mixed berry and lemon swirled Italian Ice was created just for CWRU. The first 200 students to arrive get a cup!
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 from 3:00 pm until supplies last (first 200 students)
Location: Outside Clarke Tower
Clarke After Dark
RHA invites you to attend Clarke After Dark, an annual event that recognizes student talent and celebrates community here on CWRU's campus. This traditional event will have an open mic talent show where student organizations or individuals can come together to celebrate CWRU and its students. Come hang out safely, listen to live music, and enjoy some food while we all celebrate what campus has to offer!
Friday, April 23rd, 2021 from 6 pm -10 pm
Hudson Relays 2021
Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at 10:00 AM
- Dittrick Museum of Medical History
- Information about the Nobel Laureates
- Michelson & Morley walking tour
- Michelson & Morley Experiment
- CWRU Archives
- Explore all images related to our university history
Campus Fun Facts
For the first time in our program’s history, two of Case Western’s mock trial teams qualified for the Opening Round Championships (ORCs), thanks a 4th and 5th place finish at the Dayton Regionals. Although we narrowly lost out on a bid to Nationals in a 6-way tie, three of our members won individual awards at ORCs, with senior Kyle Parker winning a perfect 20 ranks as a prosecution attorney.
Fun fact – Flora Stone Mather – the namesake for the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women on campus - built Guilford House (originally a dormitory called Guilford Cottage) to honor her former teacher Linda T. Guilford. She also contributed funds toward the construction of Hayden Hall and Amasa Stone Chapel. She left her mark on campus and on us!
In Photo: Dr. Angela Clark-Taylor, Director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, spends some quality time with Flora during Homecoming 2019!
Learn About Legacy Week
Legacy Week was established in 2017, to observe and showcase the history of Case Western Reserve University's momentous history. During this week various departments, offices, student organizations, staff and faculty members, and individual students will host various programs and events to bring to light the history of CWRU.
However, there is more! We know that Case Western Reserve University would be nothing without you! So, through programs and events, our campus will help celebrate YOU! Your legacy!
To learn more about the college flags, which are highlighted in the flyer, please visit HERE