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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 four events during the academic year: the Family Picnic each August, following the New Faculty Orientation, End of Semester Celebration in December, visit to local restaurant "Dinner with Friends" in February and 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.

    Dinner with Friends

    Thursday, February 5, 2015
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Ninja City Kitchen & Bar
    11311 Euclid Avenue

    The CWRU Newcomers Committee is organizing a relaxing event to interrupt the winter blahs, for you and your family members and friends - a get-together at Ninja City Kitchen & Bar Thursday, February 5, at 6:00 PM.

    The food at Ninja City, located on Euclid Avenue near Ford, is excellent and reasonably priced, with many vegetarian, vegans and gluten free option. We are happy to provide appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks for the evening, with dinners and alcohol being seperate checks. All faculty, faculty partners, spouses and families are invited to join us.

    Ample parking is available in the Ford Road Garage or behind the Corner Alley, and the restaurant is walkable from most parts of the campus. Please join us.

    Please RSVP by Monday, February 2 by sending your name, email, and number in your party to or call Hadassah Sweet at 216.368.2464.

    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, 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