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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 three events during the academic year: the Family Picnic each August, following the New Faculty Orientation, a Winter Celebration, 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.

    Annual Wine Tasting

    Friday, March 20, 2015
    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Faculty Development Offices, Thwing Center West
    11111 Euclid Avenue

    All CWRU faculty members, their spouse/partners, and friends are invited to attend the Annual Wine Tasting on Friday, March 20 at the Faculty Development offices in Thwing Center.

    The wine tasting is a fun way to learn about new wines and meet some new and interesting CWRU people. There will be a sampling of nine wine, hearty hors d'oeuvres, dessert and coffee. Phillip Taylor (Professor of Physics), will present the wines.

    The cost will be $15 per person, or $5 per person without wine. RSVP by March 12, by sending your name, email, and number in your party to Due to the nature of the event your RSVP requires pre-payment by cash or check by 3/18. Call Hadassah Sweet at 216.368.2464 for more information.

    We look forward to seeing you!


    Annual Events

    Annual New Faculty Family Picnic, August
    Winter Celebration, December
    Faculty Mixers , 1st Thursday of the month, 21 and over
    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