CWRU | First Year

Learn the lingo: Getting familiar with CWRU-isms

Arriving on campus for the first time, in a brand-new city and knowing few people can be intimidating. Throw in a few acronyms, unfamiliar phrases and interesting names, and you might feel—and actually get—lost. Rest assured, even those who have been on campus for years still are learning the intricacies of Case Western Reserve University.

Check out this list of important places and phrases often referenced by CWRU (that’s C-W-R-U or sometimes pronounced “crew”) students, faculty and staff to give you a head start.

Learn the lingo.