Visiting CIM 

The Cleveland Institute of Music is located in the heart of University Circle, adjacent to the Case Western Reserve University campus. University Circle, Northeast Ohio's cultural center, was named one of America's prettiest neighborhoods by Forbes Magazine. We are proud to be part of this amazing community focused on the arts, education and enrichment. CIM is walking distance from Severance Music Center, home to The Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Western Reserve Historical Society, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. A variety of restaurants and coffee shops are also within this walkable community.

Prospective students and parents are welcome to visit the Cleveland Institute of Music throughout the year. The Admission Office is open Monday through Friday with guided tours offered daily by appointment. Please contact the Admission Office to arrange a tour.

Parking at CIM

CIM’s parking lot is located off Hazel Drive, directly behind the 1609 Hazel Residence Hall. The entrance is on the north end of the residence hall; pedestrians may exit and enter from the south end, nearer CIM’s main building. Note that all parking in CIM's circle drive on East Boulevard is subject to availability. Violators may be ticketed or towed.

Parking Lot Hours

  • Weekdays: 3pm-11pm
  • Weekends: 7am-11pm

Parking Lot Rates

Payment is by credit or debit card only and pre-paid passes are not available. Visitors must enter their phone number when entering and exiting the lot, in order to calculate parking time and fee.

  • First half hour: Free
  • 31 Minutes to 2 Hours: $8
  • Each Additional Half Hour: $1
  • Daily Maximum: $15

Nearby Parking

Metered and unmetered street parking is available on Hazel Drive, Juniper Road and Magnolia Drive, and there are paid lots at neighboring institutions. Visitors are encouraged to follow all posted signage, as meter restrictions are enforced in the district.

Public Transit

Explore CircleLink Shuttles and RTA options for free or low-cost transportation in and around University Circle.