CWRU offers unparalleled opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue their academic goals in an environment that encourages success through living and learning. Thrust into the heart of Cleveland's University Circle area, the CWRU campus is an exciting location to live, learn and explore. Nestled among several cultural, intellectual and scientific institutions, our neighbors include the Cleveland Museum of Art, Severance Hall, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic.
As an institution of higher education, CWRU is dedicated to becoming the most powerful learning environment in the world. The Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life is committed to this goal by creating developmental and comprehensive living and learning communities. The residence halls at CWRU provide an environment that is supportive of the academic mission of the university.
During the first year on campus, students live in one of four residential colleges .. Eleven of our residence halls belong to either Cedar, Juniper, or Mistletoe Residential College.
Cedar: Includes Smith, Taft and Tyler Houses
Juniper: Includes Norton and Sherman Houses
Mistletoe: Includes Hitchcock, Pierce and Storrs Houses
Magnolia: Includes Cutler House and Clarke Tower
North Residential Village
Most undergraduate students live together in the North Residential Village. CWRU has a two-year residency requirement, and unless you live at home within 40 miles of campus, you must live on campus for your first two years at CWRU.
The North Residential Village is located near the museums, Severance Hall, and other cultural attractions. The residence halls are surrounded by trees and recreational fields and are close to the academic buildings on Mather Quad, the Thwing Student Center, The Coffee House at University Circle, Denny's, and the Kelvin Smith Library.
South Residential Village
All second year undergraduate students live together in the South Residential Village (SRV). The SRV is located within walking distance of historic Little Italy, Coventry Road, and the Cedar-Fairmont areas of Cleveland. The village is split into Murray Hill (“Bottom of the Hill”) and Carlton Road (“Top of the Hill.”) Murray Hill houses both second-year and upper-class students, while Carlton Road is exclusively for second-year students. Both areas provide ample opportunities to enjoy our green space on campus and close proximately to the CWRU quad and Veale athletic facility. Because the residence halls are surrounded by trees and wildlife, the South Residential Village is also a quiet place to live and study.
The Village at 115
In 2005, CWRU introduced a new living-learning environment for upper-class students. The Village at 115 incorporates seven residential "houses" with accommodations for approximately 740 upper-class students.
To learn more about undergraduate living at CWRU, please visit the links below.
Residence Hall Tour
First-Year Experience Program
Guide to Roommate Success
CWRU owns property on and off campus that caters to CWRU gradute and professional students. Due to
increase enrollment of our undergraduate student population, the Office of Housing, Residence Life &
Greek Life does not currently manage an on-campus housing program for graduate and professional
The Triangle Towers, operated by the CWRU Office of Commercial Development, is the premier graduate and professional student housing facility on campus. The Triangle is situated in the heart of University Circle, at the corner of Mayfield Road and Euclid Avenue offering easy access to all CWRU graduate and professional schools, University Hospitals, and the Cleveland Clinic.
Office of Property Management
The university also owns and operates a number of other apartment buildings near campus. Interested students can contact the Office of Real Estate and Property Management at 216.754.RENT for information and availability.
Students wishing to live in a diverse, cooperative environment may also be interested in the Steiner House Cooperative (Steiner House requires an application for membership and is not associated with CWRU or the Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life.)
The Office of Housing, Residence Life & Greek Life hosts our Off-Campus Housing Listing Service . The service contains apartment and housing listings in the community that are located within a short distance from campus.