CIM guarantees on-campus housing for first- and second-year undergraduate students. Upperclassmen and graduates can rent apartments and houses within University Circle or other neighborhoods such as Shaker Heights, Coventry and more.

On-Campus Housing

CIM's new student housing complex, opening in summer 2020, is just steps from CIM’s main building in University Circle. The state-of-the-art complex will offer deluxe, fully furnished units, individual and chamber music-sized practice rooms, exercise studios, an acoustical-minded construction approach and more. Resident assistants (RAs) will also be available to assist with students’ needs. Learn more about living on campus

Off-Campus Housing

Most upperclassmen and graduate students live off campus in apartments or rental houses located in University Circle or nearby neighborhoods. Students living off campus will have access to a public transportation pass. Learn more about living off campus and finding apartments nearby.


CIM student housing residents are expected to participate in one of the offered University meal plans. You'll dine in Leutner Commons nearby, or at Fribley Commons on the south side of the CWRU campus. Your CIM ID card grants you access to the dining halls (guests can pay with cash). You can also buy snacks and supplies from the campus convenience store with cash or CaseCash. If you have special dietary needs, Bon Appétit Catering at CWRU will help you make arrangements.