Back Together and Moving Forward

...With the largest incoming undergraduate class

Groups of students line up to spell ‘CWRU!’ on the football fieldPHOTO: Matt Shiffler

“Through all of the changes, all of the challenges, all of the struggles, you were asked, compelled, inspired to keep moving forward.” — Robert McCullough, dean of Undergraduate Admission

An infographic that reads: 33,182 applicants, 1,606 first-year
       students, 76 countries represented, 67 languages spoken, and 13% first-generation college students.

CWRU students run around on a football field with ribbon wands.PHOTO: Matt Shiffler

“The best part about being back on campus is getting to see people out and about and run into people I haven’t seen” since my first year.
— Jerry Ukwela, a junior and orientation leader, at the center in the photo above

A large group of CWRU staff and students pose in front of the cameraPHOTO: Matt Shiffler

CWRU President Eric W. Kaler, and his wife, Karen, at left in the photo joined student orientation leaders on move-in day.

A CWRU student and others unpack a van on move-in dayPHOTO: Matt Shiffler

A teacher talking in a classroom to students, all who are wearing masksPHOTO: Matt Shiffler

“Being on campus has allowed me to start spontaneous conversations with people I wouldn’t have otherwise talked to.” — Emma Joseph, a first-year student wearing horizontal stripes in the photo above

Keeping the Campus Safe

By the start of classes in late August, 97% of faculty, staff and students (15,000 people) had been vaccinated or were in the process; 2% received exemptions.