Reserve residences are a part of the community living experience at Case Western Reserve University. These are designed to be a supportive and close-knit environment where you can connect with peers who share your interests and experiences, and gain the resources and support needed to succeed in your college experience.

Residential students should begin their housing application process as soon as they submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Once SIR is complete, they can submit a campus apartment application, an on-campus housing contract and request summer housing on MyHousing.

First Year Student’s on-campus housing is centered on residential colleges that place you next door to classmates who share your major and career interests. This is a crucial foundation for you to build upon as you begin your journey at UCR.

The benefits of living on-campus include access to the Sun Devil spirit, pride and tradition that is so integral to the University’s culture. In addition, you have the opportunity to build relationships with other student residents and residential staff that will help you in your academic and personal growth as a Sun Devil.

Stoneleigh at The Reserve offers modern, well-designed apartments with desirable amenities in a warm and welcoming community. Our one and two-bedroom homes are situated in a vibrant, pet-friendly location near Target, Cub Foods and several local restaurants.

Our residents have a range of lifestyle options, from busy professionals who value the conveniences of urban life to students who need more privacy in their apartment home. All of our residences offer the amenities you need to elevate your routine and stay comfortable in the space you call home.

The Reserve is located in a peaceful neighborhood that offers easy access to the downtown area, and is close to a variety of public transportation options including buses, subways and train stations. Our community is also walking distance from a number of restaurants, coffee shops and stores.

Unlike their counterparts in the cities, First Nations peoples living on reserves generally have lower rates of education and employment. They have more limited economic opportunities and are less likely to receive assistance from the federal government, compared with Aboriginals who live in cities.

There are many reasons why First Nations peoples choose to live off-reserve, but perhaps the most important is a concern for their safety and security. Despite being legally wards of the state, First Nations people have historically faced discrimination and violence from other Canadians. Those same forces continue to impact their lives today.

Aside from the risks of violence, the physical separation of reserve lands from larger settlements makes it difficult for Aboriginal people to establish social networks and community connections that might make them more successful in their daily lives. This is especially true when it comes to finding work.

In addition, the lack of a formal social structure on reserve means that it is easier for Aboriginals to fall out of contact with other Aboriginals and become disengaged with the community. Consequently, it is essential that Aboriginals remain involved in their communities and maintain a strong sense of identity and belonging.