Upperclass Experience

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Kaitlin Pataroque

The Residence Life team creates an environment in which residents can focus on a vision for their future by offering experiences to celebrate the final years at CWRU and prepare for life after graduation. Students' paths are increasingly divergent and require unique, tailored support as individual students. Resources and mentors come from a large variety of sources, including academic departments, colleges or schools, student organizations, Post-Graduate Planning, and Residence Life. Upperclass Resident Assistants continue to provide support, guidance, and peer mentorship through a residential lens.

Upperclass Experience Residential Community

Community Buildings: The Village (Houses 1-7), Stephanie Tubbs Jones Hall, Property Management Apartments (Twin Gables, 1680, Noble 1, Noble 2, 1719, 1727, Hazel, and the Monroe).

Community Size: The Upperclass Experience is home to approximately 1400 students, supported by an Assistant Director, Residential Community Director, three Assistant Residential Community Directors, three Graduate Resident Directors, and twenty Resident Assistants.

Physical Space & Amenities: The community connects Euclid Avenue (central campus) to the North Residential Village. The community is considered apartment-style, with occupancy ranging from one-to-eight students per apartment. These range from studio apartments to some with bedrooms, shared full kitchens, and in-suite bathrooms. Each building provides free laundry services with an online monitoring system, lounge spaces with a TV, game tables, and vending machines.

To see what is happening in the Upperclass Residential Community, visit the CampusGroups page.

The Village at 115 was designed with the upperclass student in mind. This complex includes apartment-style housing with more than 50 different floor plans, common great room with fireplace and flat-panel television, dining room and kitchen, music practice rooms, group study rooms and conference rooms, laundry rooms, vending area, wireless networking throughout, indoor bike storage, and resident mailboxes (Although some buildings may not have every feature listed, most features are available in a connected building.)

The clock tower building also includes a number of amenities open to the entire North Residential Village community, including a StarbucksĀ® Cafe and dance studio.

The Village at 115 is in the middle of Case's athletic fields. The seven buildings of the Village surround the field. The complex is also adjacent to the Wyant fitness center, a baseball diamond, softball diamond, and field event area. The basement of Houses 6 and 7 serve as the home various athletic team locker rooms.

Property Management Apartments (PMAs)

The Upperclass Experience includes the opportunity to live in University-Owned Apartments, which are managed by the Office of Property Management, but benefit from the support and resources provided by CWRU Residence Life. The properties include well-maintained and charming historic buildings, Hazel Apartments, and the newest addition of the Monroe building. Each building is called home by up to 114 upperclass students, creating an opportunity for the formation of small, tight-knit communities. The University-Owned Apartments offer a wide variety of living styles to suite a diversity of housing needs. These include one bedroom, one bath apartments (Twin Gables, the Monroe, and 1680); two bedroom apartments (Hazel) and three bedroom apartments (Noble buildings, 1719, and 1727). Each apartment has a full kitchen and is furnished. Each building includes a laundry room, bike storage options, and mailboxes.

Twin Gables and 1680

  • 21 single apartments each (42 residents total)
  • Furnished one-bedroom, one-bath apartments with full kitchens.
  • Bike racks, one laundry room per building, one mailbox per apartment in-building.

Noble #1, Noble #2, 1719, and 1727

  • 18-21 three-bedroom suites (79 residents total)
  • Furnished three-bedroom, one-bath apartments with full kitchens.
  • Bike racks, one laundry room per building, one mailbox per apartment in building, one balcony per apartment (size varies), and each apartment has both interior and exterior exit doors.

Hazel Apartments

The 1609 Hazel Apartment Building is a residential facility built by the Cleveland Institute of Music and managed by the same group that oversees the Triangle Towers and Property Management Apartments. CWRU undergraduates occupy the 4th & 5th floors, while the Cleveland Institute of Music residents live on the 2nd & 3rd floors. Hazel includes 2 bedroom single occupancy apartments, 2 bedroom double occupancy apartments, 4 bedroom apartments, and studio apartments, accommodating approximately 114 upperclass students.

Due to the joint nature of this complex, CWRU residents experience some differences compared to CWRU residential facilities. The music rooms of Hazel(as well as the surrounding parking lot) are for the exclusive use of CIM residents. CWRU residents should expect to use Lot 46, near the Village at 115. Hazel uses a card access system that is different, with CWRU residents issued a key fob to enter the building, elevator, their apartment, and their personal bedroom.

Other services will remain the same for CWRU students. CWRU residents' packages and mail will be delivered to the NRV Area Office in Wade Commons. Maintenance and Custodial issues will be handled by the Office of Facilities Services and residents will be able to use MyHousing to submit maintenance and custodial requests.

The Monroe

The Monroe Apartments, located at 1862 East 123rd Street, is a newly constructed apartment building in Little Italy that CWRU will be using for undergraduate housing through 2023-24 academic year. For Spring 2023, students can move into the one-bedroom units within the building. Two-bedroom apartments will be available for 2023-24.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Residence Hall is located at 1576 E. 115th Street, just south of Wade Park. STJ houses 290 students in 106 apartments, ranging in size from one-bedroom to four-bedroom apartments. In addition, the building includes 8 "townhouse" style units, each for 2 students. The residential section of the hall includes a main residential lounge with 8 academic nodes (study lounges).The first floor of the building includes community space which is open to the entire residential community.This includes a reservable multi-purpose room, an active learning classroom and a public lounge.

Additional amenities include indoor bike storage, mailboxes, trash chutes and recycling locations on every floor, laundry room, residence life staff office, and an outdoor courtyards with gas grills.