Alumni Weekend offers fun, engagement for entire CWRU community

As Case Western Reserve University alumni from around the country return to campus for Alumni Weekend, faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the exciting lineup of events that are open only to the CWRU university community. Registration is required and tickets are limited; visit

The weekend kicks off Thursday, Oct. 13, with BlueBash, a one-of-a-kind celebration featuring a special announcement and Goo Goo Dolls in concert, presented by University Program Board. Come at 6:45 p.m. for free pre-concert refreshments and an interactive showcase.

Friday programs include morning and afternoon THINK Forums—an all-new series of discussions, classes and panels, led by CWRU alumni, faculty experts and community members. THINK Forums cover an array of timely and thought-provoking topics, from alumnus Bernard Jim’s popular class, Puzzled!, to the School of Medicine’s Moving the Needle on Urban Health: The Role of Health Education Today. Plus, don’t miss No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Richard North Patterson (LAW ’71) discussing his most recent novel, The Devil’s Light. Patterson’s talk takes place Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. in Ford Auditorium.

The university community is also invited to The Alumni House on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. to watch the Homecoming parade, followed by a tailgate lunch at Leutner Commons and Case Western Reserve Spartans Football vs. Hiram College. The tailgate begins at 11:30 a.m. and kickoff is at 1 p.m.

The weekend concludes on Sunday at 3 p.m. with the 6th Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones (FSM ’71, LAW ’74) Gospelfest, held at John Hay High School.

Most events are free with registration. No registration is required for Gospelfest. Visit for details and registration.