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Newcomers Welcome Group

  • Annual Events
  • Faculty Orientation
  • Welcome!

    The CWRU Newcomers Welcome Group is a program of the Office of Faculty Development. Since its founding in 1992 by Sarah Taylor, the Newcomers has brought together volunteers (faculty spouses/partners and faculty) to welcome new members of the faculty and administration, and their families, to the CWRU community. Volunteers answer questions regarding the campus, University Circle cultural institutions, greater Cleveland, and any other topics that assist in your transition to CWRU.

    We hold a number of events during the academic year including the Family Picnic each August, following the New Faculty Orientation. Additional events vary and may include brown bag lunches, morning coffees for spouses/partners, and family friendly potluck dinners. Our January visit to local restaurant Mi Pueblo has become a popular tradition, as has the annual Wine Tasting Party in Spring.

    We look forward to meeting you and hope you will be able to attend one or more of our events. Please contact the Office of Faculty Development if you would like further information on our program during the year. Wishing you a smooth and enjoyable transition to our diverse and stimulating campus and city.

    End of Semester Celebration

    Friday, December 5, 2014
    4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Office of Faculty Development
    Hitchcock Hall, Thwing Center

    Celebrate the End of the Semester at an after work Newcomer's Event on Friday, December 5 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. New and not so new faculty from across campus are invited to enjoy wine, heavy hors d'oeurves, and conversation at the Office of Faculty Development in Thwing Center. All faculty, partners, spouses and families are welcome.

    RSVP by Wednesday, December 3 by sending your name, email, number of adults, number of children, to or call Hadassah Sweet at 216.368.2464.

    We are grateful for volunteers to help greet our guests at the event. Please email if you would like to volunteer for this fun event.

    We look forward to seeing you!


    Annual Events

    Annual New Faculty Family Picnic, August
    End of Semester Celebration, December
    Faculty Mixers , 1st Thursday of the month, 21 and over
    Dinner with Friends, Mi Pueblo Restaurant, Euclid Avenue at E. 116th, January/February
    Annual Wine Tasting, Thwing Center, March/April


    New Faculty Orientation Programs: Dates posted in August

    University Orientation
    Case School of Engineering
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
    Mandel School of Applied Social Science
    School of Dental Medicine
    School of Law
    School of Medicine
    Weatherhead School of Management