Living in Cleveland

Landscape photo of large buildings reflecting off the water on a clear and sunny day in Cleveland, OH

Located just 5 miles from downtown Cleveland, CWRU’s home is rich in history and the arts. Located in University Circle, CWRU’s neighborhood is one of the most dynamic, diverse, and culturally rich communities in the world. We are just minutes away from renowned medical centers, major sports venues, fine dining, and the largest performing arts center outside of New York City—all of which is easily accessible via public transportation. CWRU students, faculty and staff take advantage of all that our vibrant urban campus has to offer in a mid-sized, affordable city!

What else do you need to know about living in Cleveland? Well, for starters, there’s the weather. In Cleveland, temperatures vary considerably from season to season and from year to year. During spring and fall, moderate periods of rainfall occur, while the summers can be very hot and humid. A great deal of snow falls periodically during the winter months. A Cleveland winter can come as early as October and stay as late as April.

To make sure you’re ready for any Cleveland weather, be sure to bring (or get ready to purchase) winter clothes (heavy jackets, hats, scarves, gloves and waterproof/insulated boots); autumn/spring attire (raincoats or medium-weight jackets, sweaters, etc.); and spring/summer clothing (lightweight jacket, short-sleeved shirts, etc.). You’ll probably also want to bring one or two business attire outfits or ones that showcase your home country’s unique cultural dress, as well as a more formal option for your first weeks on campus. Otherwise, our dress code is rather casual.

Want to know more about what it’s like to live in Cleveland? Visit our office, located in Tomlinson Hall Room 143, and use these resources to ensure you’re making the most of your time on our campus and in Cleveland: