CWRU forms student banking alliance with PNC Bank

Case Western Reserve University has named PNC Bank as its student banking service. Through this new relationship, students, faculty and staff now have access to five PNC Bank ATMs on campus and the ability to link their CaseOneCards to a PNC Bank account, among other benefits.

“We are excited to welcome PNC Bank to Case Western Reserve as our new student banking service,” said Dick Jamieson, vice president of campus services. “As a banking leader in the region, we feel their presence on campus will help meet the banking needs of our community.”

Three new ATMs have been added to Leutner Commons, Biomedical Research Building and Nord Hall, in addition to the two already present in Crawford Hall and Thwing Center. The new ATM in Nord Hall is an advanced function ATM, capable of accepting deposits, cashing checks or withdrawing cash.

The PNC Bank team will be on campus Oct. 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Nord Hall to discuss the new banking options. Prizes will be awarded to faculty, staff and students, including a grand prize of $1,000 CaseCash for students and $500 for faculty and staff.

In addition to easy banking access on campus (and at the nearby PNC Bank branch at 2025 Stokes Blvd.), anyone with a CaseOneCard can link his/her card to a PNC Bank account and use the CaseOneCard as a debit card. Individuals wishing to do this must get a new CaseOneCard—free of charge—from Access Services at any time. Card linking can be done online, in person at a PNC Bank branch or by phone.

Other benefits of the alliance include a CWRU-branded Visa check card, which will be available in December, a dedicated student banking website and Banking Days, beginning in October.

The student banking website, available at or, includes the Virtual Wallet feature. Virtual Wallet features a calendar of major university events, so students can plan ahead for events for which they need to budget, as well as alerts to let parents know when an account is getting low and reimbursements, so parents—or other willing individuals—can be notified to pay you back for certain items, such as books.

Finally, PNC Bank will offer Banking Days, in which staff members from the local PNC branch will arrive on campus twice a month to answer any questions and assist customers with their banking needs. Banking Days will be held the third Tuesday and Wednesday of each month, with locations rotating around campus.

Case Western Reserve is PNC Bank’s 36th university relationship, and their banking services are available at more than 200 other universities.