Braids 2025 Accommodation


The conference is being held on campus at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).  It is well sited in Cleveland, Ohio with the housing on campus and lots of amenities within walking distance.   The workshops will he held at Tinkham Vale a short walk from Cleveland Museum of Art, the Botanical Garden and other museums.   Shops and restaurants are also nearby on Euclid Ave.

The housing will be in the university accommodation, either in Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Hall (STJ) or The Village at 115 (V115)

The housing contains:

  • Apartment-style housing
  • Common great room with fireplace and flat-panel television
  • Electronic information board
  • Dining room and kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Wireless networking throughout

Each apartment has a common living room/dining area and a full kitchen (without dishes – see NOT INCLUDED below). Each resident has a private bedroom, and there is one bathroom for every 2-3 students. There are also common-area closets for coats or storage. Some of the larger apartments feature two stories with an interior staircase.

The photo shows the common area in each building.  For more details and pictures please click on the URL above.


A typical apartment is composed of shared areas and individual bedrooms. Card-swipe electronic locks protect not only the outer apartment door, but also each individual bedroom door. Climate controls for both heating and air conditioning are available in each apartment. Large windows provide extensive natural light and the option for fresh air.

Each apartment living room is outfitted with a couch and coffee table. Each common area has a network faceplate with multiple 10/100/1000 Ethernet network connections, cable television service, and local telephone service.

Each kitchen features a full-size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and microwave. Upper and lower storage cabinets also are available. In units that feature pass-through counters, counter stools are also included.

Every bedroom includes a full XL size bed, desk and desk chair, four-drawer dresser, a movable filing cabinet, and closet (please note that one person studio apartments do NOT have a dishwasher). Each bedroom also features a network faceplate with two Gigabit Ethernet network connections and cable television service.


If you wish to use the facilities in the kitchen, please bring a mug, glass, bowl, plate, cutlery and pans for cooking if you wish to make meals or even hot drinks.   It would be useful to have microwaveable dishes/mug.   There is a supermarket nearby where you can buy dishes, food and coffee/tea etc.


Breakfast will be available in the café in the Leutner Commons building (times to be confirmed).    Lunch and snacks will be served in Tinkham Vale.


Evening meals, other than the banquet, are not included but there are several places to eat.   There are some fast food cafes in Tinkham Vale which may still be open when class finishes.   On the route from Tinkham Vale to the accommodation there are a number of restaurants along Bellflower Ct and there are also restaurants to the east of the campus.

The talks, activities and workshops are in Tinkham Vale and the housing is in The Village at 115 – both outlined on the map above.


It is a 10 minute walk from the housing to Tinkham Vale and the walk is on the flat.

If you have difficulty in walking that distance, you can make the team aware when you register.

There is a shuttle bus around the campus but the timetable is not known yet because it is outside of term time.