Case Western Reserve University Class of 2022 spells out CWRU on football field

Legacy Week

Case Western Reserve University will celebrate its history during Legacy Week 2019. Members of the campus community are invited to participate in events hosted by offices, departments and students Friday, April 19, to Saturday, April 27.

Weeklong events and exhibits

As part of Legacy Week, several campus organizations will host weeklong initiatives.

Read about building names

Residential community directors will include a brief biography of the person after whom their building is named in that week’s newsletters.

Learn about CWRU LGBT history

The LGBT Center will host an exhibit celebrating more than 30 years of LGBT activism on campus throughout Legacy Week in Tinkham Veale University Center’s atrium.

Read student articles from the federation

Thwing Center will display articles from Case Tech and Reserve Tribune, the newspapers from CWRU’s predecessor institutions, written during the time of the university federation.

Participate in a scavenger hunt

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership will host a scavenger hunt through the app Goose Chase from Friday, April 19, to Friday, April 26. Groups of five can participate in a hunt across campus to learn about CWRU history. The winning team will enjoy a pizza party at the Jolly Scholar.

Learn about CWRU philanthropy

The Office of Annual Giving will place yard signs around campus featuring philanthropy facts and information about the legacy of CWRU donors. Each poster will have a link to an online quiz. Quiz participants will be entered into a drawing for $25 Visa or Amazon gift cards.

Individual events

The following events also will be held in honor of Legacy Week.

CWRU Pep Band performance

Friday, April 19
1:15 to 1:25 p.m.
Walkway between Tinkham Veale University Center and Thwing Center (or on the Thwing Center patio if raining)

The CWRU Pep Band will play the fight song, the alma mater and lively music in honor of the excitement of Legacy Week.

OMA Historical Meet and Greet

Friday, April 19
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Sears Library Building, Room 450

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will bring in former staff members to discuss the history of OMA and how the center got where it is today.


Saturday, April 20
2 p.m.
Cleveland History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society

The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning will lead a tour of the Cleveland History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society, which showcases the history of Northeast Ohio through items, documents and artifacts from a variety of collections.

The group will meet in Tinkham Veale University Center, outside Room 165, at 2 p.m., then walk to the center.

Admission is free for CWRU students with an ID. Rides on the Euclid Beach Park Carousel are $1.

Decorate a piano with UDC

Tuesday, April 23
6 p.m.
Thwing Center, lower-level lounge

As Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) is one of the newest governing bodies at CWRU, it does not have a long legacy to reflect upon. Instead, UDC and community members will decorate a piano that was gifted to the organization to preserve its early history.

Alumni Association Open House

Wednesday, April 24
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Linsalata Alumni Center

The Alumni Association will host an open house for students to tour the Linsalata Alumni Center, view yearbooks and learn about the history of the Alumni House. Treats will be provided.

Beyond CWRU

Wednesday, April 24
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Hall, Multipurpose Room

Beyond CWRU will provide knowledge and skills to help students, particularly those near graduation, as they transition into new communities and find engagement opportunities post-college. Students will be able to reflect on how they want to find and create new legacies of involvement, service and interpersonal relationships in their communities post-graduation. A panel of experts and community leaders will discuss finding volunteer opportunities, joining civic and young professional groups, connecting with an alumni network, and other topics.

Spartan gear sale

Thursday, April 25
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center

The Department of Athletics will sell old jerseys, jackets and other Spartan gear at a discounted price. Cash, Case Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Case Amateur Radio Club open operating hours

Thursday, April 25
7 to 10 p.m.
Glennan Building, ninth-floor radio shack

The campus community is welcome to visit the Case Amateur Radio Club, W8EDU, during its open operating hours. The club is one of the oldest student organizations on campus and is part of the Amateur Radio Science-Citizen Initiative programming, researching ionospheric physics and effects from solar eclipses. Licensed amateur radio operators will be there to guide visitors through station operation.

Hudson Relays celebration

Thursday, April 25
9 p.m. to midnight
Thwing Center atrium

The University Program Board and Class Officer Council will host a celebration of Hudson Relays runners in anticipation of the annual race. Food will be provided.

USG Feedback Friday

Friday, April 26
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center

Each Friday, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) gathers feedback from the student body. This Feedback Friday also will feature posters displaying the accomplishments, disagreements and history of USG. The event will highlight what USG has done and been through to arrive where it is today.

History of Greek Life at CWRU

Friday, April 26
12:45 to 2 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library Oval                 

Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council will host a pop-up event with posters highlighting the history of Greek Life at Case Western Reserve. There will be interactive trivia and displays on fraternities that only exist at CWRU, such as Sigma Psi. 

Blue CWRU Fridays: Reppin’ the CWRU

Friday, April 26
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library Oval

Blue CWRU Fridays return with Reppin’ the CWRU, during which students wearing a #blueCWRU pin can receive free CWRU merchandise and ice cream.

Hudson Relays

Saturday, April 27
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In front of Adelbert Hall

One of CWRU’s oldest traditions, Hudson Relays, will feature the signature relay race as well as giveaways, music, food and speeches from university leadership.

The event also will be broadcast online through Media Vision.