Teams Prepare Campus for Fall Semester

by Public Relations

Almost as soon as the last University students pack their cars to leave in May, work begins for their return in August. New sidewalks are being laid, walls torn down and repaired and parking lots constructed. Summer provides an opportunity for Cedarville to receive a quick makeover in preparation for students coming back to campus in the fall.

Some of the major construction projects include brick work on Founder’s Hall, which will also receive a new roof before summer is out; an overhaul of the gymnasium, including refinished floor, fresh paint and brand new bleachers and scoreboard; a new sidewalk in front of the Dixon Ministry Center; and two houses that are being converted to student housing in order to meet on-campus demands being driven by a record setting fall freshman enrollment.

"Maintaining our campus is just as important as new projects," says Rod Johnson, vice president for operations. "We not only need to build, but we also love to keep our campus looking great and functioning well."

Along with continued maintenance projects, workers are preparing for a new Health Sciences Center. Accreditation for the University’s new professional pharmacy program requires the building, which will eventually house more than 40 faculty and staff members of both the nursing and pharmacy programs according to Dr. Marc Sweeney, dean of the school of pharmacy. A parking lot has been laid, storm sewers moved and drainage and electric systems routed to ready the campus to break ground spring of 2011.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,200 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