Fall for CWRU with our annual Homecoming weekend

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

Homecoming 2018

When: Oct. 11-14

Where: Case Western Reserve University

Join in the festivities of this celebrated tradition that combines alumni reunion and parents weekend, reaching essentially anyone affiliated with the university. Homecoming activities range from academic lectures to social events. Use #homeCWRUing to connect on social media and be sure to check out the detailed schedule of Homecoming events on the CWRU website for more information.

Feast Your Eyes and Feed Your Soul

When: Oct. 12, 2 -3:30 p.m.

Where: Kelvin Smith Library’s (KSL) O’Neill Reading Room

Foodies unite! As part of the ongoing Homecoming events, alumnus Barney Taxel will be coming to talk about his career as a photographer and part-time lecturer. His works feature culinary giants from Cleveland’s secretly extraordinary food scene such as Michael Symon, Karen Small, Zack Bruell and Douglas Katz. Publisher Noelle Celeste will be present to talk about Edible Cleveland, a local culinary magazine. Food tastings will be provided by local restaurants.

Oscar’s Cookout

When: Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Wade Commons Field

Grab lunch with Phi Kappa Psi and greet Oscar the weiner dog in support of their philanthropy, Tomorrow’s Stars. The fraternity is hosting Education Week to contribute to education in Ghana by donating profits to a nonprofit that allows high school students to attend college with student scholarships.

Pumpkin Fest Delta Tau Delta

When: Oct. 12-13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Oct. 12 Case Quad, Oct. 13 KSL Oval.

Members of Delta Tau Delta host their first annual Pumpkin Fest to help fund Type 1 diabetes research. Paint and carve pumpkins on Friday, and on Saturday, relieve stress after midterms by smashing pumpkins.

Wizarding Weekend

When: Oct. 12-13

Where: Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates

This fine chocolates shop, located in the heart of Cleveland Heights, will temporarily transform into Honeydukes from Harry Potter. They will be featuring beloved candies from the series including chocolate frogs, chocolate wands and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Come get into the spirit of Halloween by celebrating with sweets, wizard-style.


When: Oct. 12-13, 7 p.m.

Where: Eldred Black Box

Performed by the All Players’ Theatre Group (PTG), Ripped tells the story of a first-year college student who has mixed emotions about her recent life-change, only to be overcome by more uncertainty as she experiences a confusing sexual encounter. The performance deals with sensitive topics such as rape and the meaning of consent. The event is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged.

Watch for in the coming week: Free Student Flu Vaccination

When: Oct. 17-18, 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Oct. 17 KSL, Oct. 18-24 Tinkham Veale University Center

Free flu vaccinations will be offered to all CWRU, Cleveland Institute of Art and Cleveland Institute of Music undergraduates and graduate and professional students—no registration necessary.