Our Campus

Truly one of a kind

Case Quad, the oldest section of the CWRU campus, is the main home of science and engineering. Here you’ll find classroom buildings imbued with history and equipped with state-of-the-art research labs and often specialized equipment, like centrifuges, wind tunnels and futuristic batteries.

 

On winter days, students converge on the food court in the basement of Tomlinson Hall, or they might grab a coffee and a bagel in the lobby of Nord Hall—headquarters of the Case School of Engineering. The CWRU Film Society screens its movies in Strosacker Auditorium. Many a graduate has gotten married in beautiful and historic Amasa Stone Chapel.

 

On fine days, students relax at picnic tables near the Michelson–Morley Fountain, a tribute to the professors whose famous experiment won America its first Nobel Prize. That spirit of innovation still flourishes at Case. It’s especially evident at Sears think[box], a seven-story maker center just south of the Quad. Hailed as the largest public innovation space on an American college campus, think[box] offers the tools and resources to bring ideas to life, including startup mentoring and rapid prototyping.

 

North of the Quad, across Euclid Avenue, mirror-like Wade Lagoon stretches toward the Cleveland Museum of Art and the cultural riches of University Circle. Known for academics, Case offers a world of healthy distractions. The University Circle neighborhood—the densest concentration of cultural attractions and performing arts venues in the nation--is also home to the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Natural History Museum and elegant Severance Hall, home to the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra.

 

The campus is bordered on the south by Little Italy, a charming old-world neighborhood sprinkled with trattorias and art galleries. But you’ll likely spend more time in Uptown, the shiny new collection of restaurants, markets and cafes up Euclid Avenue.

 

It’s the kind of campus you can explore for days or a lifetime. We hope you get chance to come and see for yourself.

 

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