Photo of students in the Case Men's Glee Club singing in a class in 1998
Image 06439D1, Case Western Reserve University Archives

In CWRU History: Singing Valentines

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In a tradition dating back to at least 1980, the Case Men’s Glee Club will once again deliver “Singing Valentines” to members of the university community throughout the day with a song list featuring classics such as “My Girl” by The Temptations and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King. Members of the community had the chance to purchase a “Singing Valentine” for a friend or sweetheart.

Some valentines are even delivered during classes, as was the case in 1998 when serenades were delivered during classes and photographed for the archives.

The Case Men’s Glee Club is the oldest continually running student organization at Case Western Reserve, founded in 1897. Learn more about the group.

Want to hear the tradition for yourself? Head over to the Case Western Reserve Instagram page (@cwru) to see where they’ll be on campus.