Internal Forms and Department Procedures


Departmental key request/building access approval form

Departmental Service Form: For use as students fulfill departmental service duties such as serving on MSO, as TAs/graders, or as participants in hosting departmental social events, etc.

Completion of RQE Form: To be submitted after successful completion of passing the Research Qualifying Exam (RQE).


To place an order, complete the Purchase Request Form. Please send ALL your purchasing requests, regardless of speedtype, to

Fisher Scientific orders should not be placed online until the approval routing has been revised.  Please submit a Fisher order form electronically to Please be sure to include your email address with your order!

If you have any questions about your order, please send an email to To create or update a shipping address, please visit

For available office supplies, please visit Staples, CWRU's preferred vendor at Airgas Great Lakes is the preferred vendor for gases. Please visit for reviewing products. Orders for both can be placed by using the Purchase Request Form.

For instructions on purchasing a Dell computer, please visit

For an overview of all purchasing procedures, click here.


For travel, please complete the Statement of Travel Expense and attach all original receipts. To review University guidelines for mileage and meal allowances, please visit For international travel insurance, please visit PLEASE NOTE: If you are renting a vehicle during your trip, please carry the University's proof of insurance. CWRU will not reimburse insurance on a rental receipt.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: For meal reimbursements, the University requires an itemized receipt detailing all food and beverage items purchased along with the names of any guests who were dining with you. For all reimbursements, please submit original receipts along with the speedtype and signed supervisor authorization to the Chair's Assistant.

With international travel, the University also requires that a print-out of the currency exchange rate be attached to the paperwork from a website such as Each applicable receipt must have a USD equivalent amount noted on it.

For an overview of all reimbursement procedures, click here.


For questions regarding graduation admissions and status of applications, please email

Information on University orientation:

Information for Newly Arriving International Students:

Information on the Student Health Plan:


Information for Current Students (Office of Graduate Studies) for any of the following: the Graduate Student Handbook, General Bulletin, tuition and fees, important forms, planned programs of study, policies and procedures, dissertation guidelines, graduation information, and funding opportunities:

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is a vehicle through which the graduate students of Case Western Reserve University can meet, discuss, and take action on relevant administrative, academic, and professional affairs.  Please visit their site:


Student Employment Forms: Forms that need to be filled out by students to be employed by the university.

Payroll Data Entry Form: For use by graduate students on payroll/tuition assistance with the department.

To review time approval and payroll cut-off dates, please visit