by Public Relations Office
Cedarville, Ohio - Cedarville University will launch its new academic year Sept. 14 when it welcomes more than 850 new students to its campus. "Getting Started Weekend," the University's orientation program for freshmen and transferring students, includes academic registration, residence hall assignments, and student service presentations. "We anticipate approximately 750 freshmen and more than 100 transfer students to arrive during 'Getting Started Weekend,'" said Roscoe Smith, Cedarville's director of admissions. "Once all the returning students arrive by Sept. 17, we expect to have a record undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,925 students for the Fall Quarter. This will be our 11th consecutive record enrollment. Enrollment has increased more than 40 percent in the last decade and application volume for entry to the institution has increased nearly 85 percent during the same period," he explained. Smith emphasized that the school's fall enrollment will mark the 23rd record enrollment in the 24 years that Dr. Paul Dixon has served as Cedarville's president. "Those years include the late 1970s and early 1980s when many colleges and universities suffered declining enrollments due to demographic trends. Under Dr. Dixon's leadership," he stressed, "Cedarville's enrollment has increased by more than 140 percent."