Getting Started 2011

New Student and Parent Orientation at Cedarville University

Cedarville University welcomed more than 900 new students to campus recently during Getting Started 2011. Photo credit: Scott Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations

August 29, 2011

Cedarville University welcomed over 900 new students, including several international students, to campus over the weekend. During Getting Started 2011, students moved into their new dorm rooms, ate in the cafeteria for the first time and participated in small groups.

These small groups consisted of 10 or 12 students, all either freshman or transfer students, and are a means for new students to adjust to campus life, as well as meet new people in a small setting. With their small groups, students will talk to their upperclassmen leaders about transitioning to college, take the opportunity to make new friends and play games. Sunday night, all 82 small groups competed against each other in a game show called ThinkFast. Each group had a wireless remote to answer trivia questions about general and campus-specific trivia questions. The winning group received dinner at BD’s Mongolian Grill and dessert at Rita’s Real Italian Ice.

This year’s freshman class is one of the largest in the University’s history. Cedarville is also encouraged by the growth of overall enrollment—projected at 3,200 to 3,220, or 50 to 70 more students than last year. Cedarville’s new programs are also thriving. The new M.S.N. program launched this fall with 22 students attending the orientation, more than the 20-student goal. The pharmacy program is in its third year, and has approximately 150 students enrolled for the fall.

Cedarville University attracts 3,300 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.

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