by Victoria Stearns, Public Relations Writer
On February 19-20 students will join Cedarville University’s Student Life Programs in celebrating Li’l Sibs Weekend. A highlight of the winter semester, Li’l Sibs Weekend allows students to invite their younger siblings or cousins to join them on campus for an overnight stay and a weekend of fun activities and entertainment.
The annual Li'l Sibs Weekend is combined with the third ALT Night (The Alternative) of the school year. The ALT is the largest free consecutive campus event that Cedarville has to offer and features a free pre-DVD release movie showing in the DeVries Theatre and Stevens Student Center events rooms.
Besides an overnight stay in the residence halls, students and their siblings can also attend a Bach’s Lunch presentation. Here, university piano students will be presenting “Pianimals” at 12p.m. on Saturday, February 20.
Some additional activities that students and their Li'l Sib can participate in include rockwall climbing, attending a class, a throwback movie in The Hive and free entry to the men’s and women’s basketball games Saturday night.
The weekend also serves as a preview day for many high school students who are considering attending Cedarville. Without the formalness of an official visit, younger siblings have the opportunity to explore the campus apart from a fixed tour.
The event helps prospective siblings see student life apart while allowing older siblings to cater to the individual interests their siblings may have.
“Being able to visit with my sister and see what everyday life was like at Cedarville was something that a normal visitor would never receive on a regular tour. By walking through an average day and staying overnight in the dorms, you get the real picture of ‘college life’ and also meet lots of new people,” said Stearns.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.