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Celebrating CWRU’s story: Legacy Week events to take place April 18-23

Case Western Reserve University’s rich history, which spans nearly two centuries, will be on display this week as the campus community participates in Legacy Week, a celebration of the university’s unique growth and positive impact over the years. 

Organized by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership and Student Presidents’ Roundtable, Legacy Week was established in 2017 and brings together offices and organizations on campus to host programs and events that showcase various aspects of CWRU’s history and traditions.

This year’s programming will feature opportunities to engage throughout the week and one-off events to celebrate specific aspects of campus history. The week will wrap up with the university’s longest campus tradition: the running of the Hudson Relays, a 26-mile relay race around campus. 

Legacy Week also aims to drive school spirit and connect individuals based on their shared passion for the university. To show their spirit, members of the university community are encouraged to decorate their office spaces. Campus dining halls also will be decked out in Spartan gear.

Read on to discover how  to participate in Legacy Week, and check out the full schedule of events

A Special Open House of Amasa Stone Chapel
Monday, April 18, noon to 2 p.m.

Stop by Amasa Stone Chapel to see the interior of this landmark and learn about its architecture and history. On your visit, you’ll see the chapel’s intricate carved wood, stone arches, stained glass, memorial likenesses and more.

A CWRU History Walking Tour
Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m.

Stroll across campus and hear stories of CWRU’s history! Learn about the university’s beginnings, secrets, quirks, beauty and fascinating past. The tour will begin at Adelbert Hall, moving through Case Quad before heading across Euclid to explore the historic former campus of Flora Stone Mather College for Women. Wear comfortable shoes and RSVP to

The Legacy Week Tailgate
Friday, April 22, 12:30 to 2 p.m. 

The annual Legacy Week Tailgate is an outdoor event on Kelvin Smith Library Oval celebrating the week and school spirit! There will be food, music and fun activities that emphasize CWRU’s history. This year, the event is held on Earth Day, so plan to learn about the history of the sustainability movement at CWRU.