Living Off Campus for 2020-2021

We believe that living on campus allows students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the full college experience and connect with campus life in an unparalleled way. It can be an integral part of the rest of your collegiate experience, and a strong residential community is a hallmark of Case Western Reserve University.

Although on-campus residence is not required of upper-class students, there are many reasons that upper-class students choose to living in University Housing—building memories with friends, connecting to student life, proximity to classes, time savings, convenience of payment, attractive and comfortable apartments, safety features and programs, reliable amenities, and on-site staff support, to name a few. If you would like to continue living on campus in an Upper Class Experience (UCE) community or in a Greek house, please review your options.

If you are considering moving off-campus for the first time, please make yourself familiar with the financial aid implications of your decision, and consult the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions.  Living off-campus may change your eligibility for financial aid.  A student's financial aid eligibility is determined in part by their cost of attendance (tuition, fees, living expenses, books and personal expenses).  For those students who commute from home or live off-campus (not with family), the university uses a smaller cost of attendance to award need-based grant than those living on-campus. If you have questions about your financial aid eligibility, please contact the the Office of Financial Aid. 

If you have carefully considered your options and chosen an off-campus residence, then please do not participate in the on-campus Room Selection process. If at a later date you decide to live on-campus, you may submit a housing application then, and you will be assigned a room based on availability.