Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that an extended time away from campus—coupled with last year's non-traditional academic year and the continued presence of COVID-19—may make the return to CWRU feel overwhelming. We want to make sure that our students who will either be returning to campus or coming to campus for the first time in the fall of 2021 feel connected, understand all the resources available to them and know how to navigate their new community.

Below are several of the most common questions raised regarding students' return to campus.

Second- through fourth-year returning, transfer and exchange students who have questions about the move-in process—dates, times, procedures, etc.—can find more information on the Housing website.

Residence Life at CWRU has also planned special activities for second-year students who choose to move in on Aug. 18 and 19, including a welcome back celebration and block party!

If you’re a second-year student who completed their Discover Week activities last year, there is no need to participate again this year! However, there are a lot of opportunities for our second-year students to get re-oriented to campus after you’ve moved in, to be re-introduced to all the available resources, and to start connecting with the CWRU community.

Yes! Residence Life’s Second-Year Experience team has organized a week of opportunities for second-year students to explore campus and surrounding areas through guided tours, to meet the other students they’ll be living with, and to have some fun! View the full list of move-in week activities for second-year students.

Yes. all students who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for seven days prior to being permitted to participate in any campus activities—including moving into university housing. This requirement applies to all undergraduates, whether they are arriving from outside or within the United States. You can find the university’s quarantine protocol, vaccination policy and frequently asked questions, on the COVID-19 Communications page.

If you're feeling nervous about navigating campus when you return, there are lots of ways to get re-acquainted and learn your way around! Before you arrive, refresh your memory with a virtual tour, paying special attention to areas around your residence hall or classrooms.

Once you arrive on campus, there will be several tours led by Residence Life to introduce—or re-introduce—you to some of the amazing neighborhoods around campus, such as Little Italy and Coventry. There will also be a scavenger hunt to give you an opportunity to explore CWRU at your own pace! View the full list of events.

The university provides many different options to support students as they navigate their time at CWRU. From health, counseling and wellness services to food and housing insecurity, there are a lot of opportunities to get the help you need.

To review some of the resources that may be most important to you during your time at CWRU, please visit our Resources page.