It may be nine days until President Eric W. Kaler’s Oct. 15 inauguration, but the campus community gets to celebrate all next week—starting Monday with free cookies at the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) Oval.

The 4 p.m. ceremony Friday in Amasa Stone Chapel marks inauguration week’s final event, but in between are more sweets, local discounts and a social media competition among students. Think of the week as K-A-L-E-R days.

In addition to Monday’s cookies from noon to 1 p.m. at the KSL oval, passersby will be able to pick up Apples Tuesday at the oval during the same hours. On Wednesday, all students, faculty and staff can demonstrate how much they Love their CWRU gear at a discount; those who show their university ID cards at the campus Barnes & Noble bookstore Wednesday will receive 21% off on any Case Western Reserve-related items (e.g., clothing, pens, glasses, etc.).

Then on Thursday, it’s back to the Oval from noon to 1 p.m. for Eclairs, with Friday designated for Restaurants: show your university ID at the BRB, Pinza and Cool Beanz and you will receive a 10% discount. In addition, members of the CWRU community can get 10% off at the Mitchell’s Ice Cream in Uptown.

The week also features several activities specifically targeted to students:

Social Media Video Contest: Submit a video of no more than 30 seconds by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct.  11, sharing one or more of the following: favorite place on campus; favorite part of campus life; favorite memory from Case Western Reserve so far. Selected clips will be included in an inauguration video to be featured on Friday; first-place winners will be invited to lunch at Michelson & Morley with President Kaler and his wife, Karen, while second-place winners will win discounts on meals from other campus establishments. 

Chalk the Walk: Students are encouraged to participate in drawing on chalkboards and the Binary Walkway itself next Friday. The inaugural procession will walk from Adelbert, to the walkway, and then west along Euclid Avenue before heading into Amasa Stone Chapel. You can share your messages in writing—and/or cheer on the procession in person starting at 3:45 p.m.

Inauguration Watch Party: Students are invited to gather on the Case Quad just south of the chapel to see the ceremony live on a large digital screen (rain location, Strosacker Auditorium); refreshments will be provided.

Questions about any of these activities? Email inauguration2021@case.edu. Unable to attend the watch party, but still want to see the event? Please register to view online.