New Student Frequently Asked Questions

Accepted Students

We encourage all new students to arrive on Friday, August 15, 2014 in order to receive the maximum benefit from the Getting Started program.

Residence Hall students and commuters should plan to report to the Doden Field House on Friday, August 15 from 9AM – 5PM or Saturday, August 16th from 9AM – 1P. Sunday, August 17 all housing registration will be in the Stevens Student Center from 2PM – 4PM.

Students who need to arrive earlier than August 15 must contact residence life at (937)766-7872 to see if arrangements are possible (additional charges may apply).

  • The first contract meal for new students is dinner on Friday, August 15, 4:30 – 6:30PM.
  • All students are required to attend the Fall Bible Conference beginning at 10AM on Monday, August 18, with a message from our president, Dr. Thomas White.
  • Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 20.

Cedarville's Getting Started program assists new students and their parents in their adjustments to campus life and acquaints them with their academic responsibilities and opportunities for involvement. Students and staff will greet you, direct you to where you need to go, and respond to any questions you may have. We are intentional about your time on campus for orientation, so we've outlined some outcomes for you and your parents during Getting Started Weekend.

New students are expected to gather at the lakeside patio around the clock for a class picture at 5:30 p.m., and attend the Getting Started program at 6 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center on Saturday. A detailed Arrival Guide is available for Getting Started weekend.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key elements for academic success at Cedarville University.
  • Learn methods of beginning a healthy and smooth transition from high school to college.
  • Understand the Cedarville Covenant and the Core Values.
  • Comprehend University expectations.
  • Identify opportunities for involvement, discipleship, leadership and extra-curricular activities and how they influence success at Cedarville University.
  • Learn about campus resources and services.
  • Understand how to initiate connections with faculty, staff and current students.
  • Lean how to establish and manage interpersonal peer relationships.
  • Learn to navigate the physical and virtual campus environment.
  • Define ways to contribute to the Cedarville University community.

Parent and Family Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the key elements for their student’s academic success.
  • Learn methods of beginning a healthy and smooth transition from high school to college for their student.
  • Understand the Cedarville Covenant and the Core Values.
  • Comprehend University expectations for their student.
  • Identify opportunities for their student to be involved in discipleship, leadership and extracurricular activities and how they influence success at Cedarville University.
  • Learn ways to stay connected to campus from a distance and positively encourage their student towards graduation.

We provide transportation to and from Dayton International Airport. To schedule your transportation, please visit the student transportation website

Most new students have selected housing through the online housing system which is available until June 30. After June 30, any room assignments or changes will be made by the Student Life Deans. You can view your housing assignment and roommate information on Cedarinfo.

This year more than 500 students will commute to campus. This includes married students, non-traditional students, students who live close enough to campus to commute from home, and approximately 200 students who have permission to move off campus. We provide a variety of services and programs to help off-campus students take full advantage of the Cedarville experience. If you are a commuter student, please plan to attend the new student orientation meeting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, in the Dixon Ministry Center, Room 164.

There are no restrictions on vehicle registration. However, for academic reasons, freshmen are discouraged from bringing a vehicle their first semester. Please understand that parking is limited and upperclassmen are given priority. All vehicles parked on campus must be registered with Campus Safety.

Admissions:

1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784)

Business Office:

937-766-7199
Ron Wood, Manager of Accounts Receivable

Financial Aid:

937-766-7866
Kim Jenerette, Executive Director of Financial Aid

Health Services:

937-766-7862
Deb McDonald, Director of University Medical Services
937-766-7864

Getting Started/
Orientation:

937-766-7955
Student Life Programs

Veteran’s Benefits:

937-766-7620
Fran Campbell, Veterans Coordinator

Residence Life:

937-766-7872
Becky Stowers, Associate Dean of Students (Women)
Brad Smith, Associate Dean of Students (Men)