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Student and Society Lounges

Room E-430 is the John L. Caughey Student Lounge.  Located at the end of the fourth floor, the lounge features cafe-style tables and chairs with microwaves. A glassed-in outer room offers an impressive outdoor view and is furnished with couches, tables, and chairs for quiet study and rest. Five society spaces on the fourth floor (E-422, E-424, E-425, E-426, E-427) provide both active and quiet spaces and locker storage for students. The third floor has two large spaces furnished with open seating desks. The second floor Health Sciences Graduate Study Center is an open concept study space with carrels, tables, several small rooms, classrooms, and a technology-enhanced team-based learning room.

Student Lockers

First- and second-year students are assigned lockers to securely store their valuables.  The School of Medicine is not responsible for student possessions in the event of loss or theft. 

Plasma Screens

Curriculum information, announcements, and other information are displayed on plasma screens in the 3rd- and 4th-floor hallways.


Students and all other members of the Case community are assigned Case Network User IDs upon enrollment at Case Western Reserve University.  The online Case Directory lists e-mail addresses of students, faculty, and staff of the Case Community. All official email from the University, including mail from faculty and administrators, will be sent to students using the Case email address. Students are expected to check email regularly.

Computing Facilities

Student desks on the third floor of the School of Medicine are equipped with an Ethernet connection to the University’s Gigabit network. This high speed connection provides complete access to the campus network and the Internet via the student laptop computers. A high speed wireless network is available to all students in all buildings across the campus. Two networked high-speed Laserjet printers are available in each of the society rooms and exam rooms on the third and fourth floors. There is a color printer in room E321/323 (the Alice room). There are many electronic resources available to students including many site licensed applications which can be found on the Case Software Center (

University Libraries

From the University General Bulletin:
All of Case Western Reserve University’s libraries support the university’s undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Combined, their collections contain over 3 million volumes. Collections of electronic databases and electronic journals are available for all university faculty, staff, and students through the campus network or authorized remote access. The libraries include the Kelvin Smith Library and its branches, the Cleveland Health Sciences Library, the School of Law Library, and the Harris Library at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

The Cleveland Health Sciences Library (CHSL) has two facilities with collections that are open to all university students, faculty and staff. The Health Center Library (HCL) is located in the School of Medicine and provides services in support of teaching and research in the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Nursing.  Training in using its extensive electronic and print resources is offered individually and to small groups in classrooms and academic departments. The Allen Memorial Medical Library houses a collection of books and journals on clinical, medical, and surgical practice. Information, news, and highlights about collections, library spaces and services of HCL are featured on the CHSL homepage, with direct links to featured collections and resources like PubMed, ClincialKey, AccessMedicine, UpToDate, and its ILLiad interlibrary loan services tailored to health sciences users. The Allen Library is home to the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum with a history of medicine book collection, rare books, archives, and medical artifacts. News is featured on the Dittrick Museum Blog

Updated 8/14/15.

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Barnes and Noble University Bookstore

The Barnes & Noble University Bookstore is located at 11451 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, 44106 or online. The regular hours for the bookstore are Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 7:00pm, Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00pm, and Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The phone number for the bookstore is (216) 368-2650.


Parking privileges are offered, as space permits, to all registered students.  Students may obtain information about campus parking, fees, and purchasing permits from the CWRU Office of Access Services in Crawford Hall, Room 18, or on their website.  The telephone number is (216) 368-2273.

For those third- and fourth-year medical students assigned to clerkships at University Hospitals or the Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Wade Park), parking is arranged through Access Services in Crawford Hall (see above).  Permits are usually obtained on the first day of the rotation.  The SOM Office of the Registrar submits a list to Access Services of all students doing rotations at the above-mentioned hospitals. Parking for rotations at MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic are arranged through their respective education offices.

Athletic Facilities

A variety of physical fitness facilities are available for each registered student with a valid ID.
The Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center is the home of Case athletics, physical education and intramural programs. The Veale Center houses four multi-purpose courts (which are frequently used for activities such as basketball, tennis, soccer and volleyball), a six-lane indoor track (8 laps = 1 mile) and a multipurpose aerobics room. A cardio exercise room, (with treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair-step machines, rowing machines, a gravitron and stationary bikes), a newly renovated weight room, (three separate rooms, main, power lift and hammer strength), nine racquetball courts, two squash courts, a rock climbing wall, Horsburgh Gym (used for basketball and volleyball), plus Veale Natatorium and Donnell Pool complete the facility.

Veale (along with Van Horn Field, which is located directly outside of Veale), Adelbert gym, (adjacent to Van Horn) and Freiberger Field, (located on the corner of East Boulevard and Bellflower), are used for athletics, recreation, intramurals and physical education.

Graduate and professional students are enrolled automatically as members of 121 Fitness Center at a discounted rate. Students who do not wish to use this benefit, must opt out in their SIS account each fall. Students who wish to use financial aid to pay this fee must grant the Office of Financial Aid permission to deduct the fee from their financial aid refund.

Other athletic facilities on campus include Adelbert Gymnasium (basketball), Carlton Courts (tennis), DiSanto Field (football and track & field), Mather Park (softball), Nobby’s Ballpark (baseball), and Wyant Athletic and Wellness Center (weights and fitness equipment). In addition, the university-owned Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms provide space for cross country running, hiking, and a variety of other outdoor activities. The University Farms are located in Hunting Valley, Ohio, a short drive east of the University. The 400-acre property encompasses a variety of deciduous forests, ravines, waterfalls, meadows, ponds and a self-contained natural watershed.

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Revised 3/03/17