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A Landmark of Innovation and Unity

Welcome to Tinkham Veale University Center—Case Western Reserve University's unique 82,000-square-foot hub. With iconic architecture, including three ground-hugging wings and a philosophy of campus unity, "The Tink" seamlessly connects the east and west sides. It fosters inclusivity and is a dynamic space where students, faculty, staff, and the community come together for collaborative ideas. Experience the heartbeat of campus at the Tink!

A Legacy of Vision and Generosity

‌Tinkham Veale II, a proud 1937 graduate of Case Institute of Technology, deeply cherished the transformative education and enduring friendships he gained during his time on campus. Recognizing the power of a central hub to foster connection and exchange, he championed the vision of a university center as a beacon of intellectual and social engagement.

Affectionately known as "Tink" by his loved ones, Veale's philanthropic spirit extended far beyond his generous $20 million donation towards the construction of the Tinkham Veale University Center. His unwavering support also made the university's Veale Convocation, Recreation, and Athletic Center possible, a testament to his unwavering belief in the transformative power of education and community.


Your 24/7 Campus Hub

Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Case Western Reserve University's Tinkham Veale University Center, which is open 24 hours a day. During late-night hours (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), present your CWRU ID for access. Our friendly Info Desk staff is always available to assist you, and a security guard is always on duty to ensure your safety.

Sustainable Design

The Tinkham Veale University Center has earned LEED Gold for its environmentally friendly design. Features like the green roof, solar panels, radiant heating, and an energy-efficient curtain wall reduce the Tink's ecological impact. 

This sustainable construction minimizes greenhouse emissions and operating costs. The Tink meets rigorous standards for integrating nature, conserving resources, and limiting exposure to harmful substances. CWRU benefits from the Tink's green design through reduced environmental footprint and utility costs.