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Tips for a Smooth College Drop-Off

August 14, 2019

Mom dropping off daughter

From one parent to another … dropping your child off at college is hard (especially if it’s your first time!). As you prepare to bring your student to Cedarville to begin his or her college career, please be assured of two things:

  • Your son or daughter rests securely in God’s hand. He has great plans for them (Jer. 29:11) and will never leave them alone (Heb. 13:5).
  • Cedarville University will do everything we can to love and support your child — personally, academically, and spiritually. We are so honored that you have entrusted your child to us, and we take that responsibility very seriously.

A few years ago, I came across an article — College Move-In Day Is Around the Corner — that I thought might be helpful as you prepare for Getting Started Weekend. It gives some great ideas of what to expect as you drop your student off, as well as some tips on how to make it go well. Be warned — it might make you tear up, but hopefully it’ll help you as you make this next big step in your role as a parent.

We’re looking forward to having you and your student on campus very soon. And don't worry, Mom and Dad, you've got this!

Jeff Beste
Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement (and a Cedarville dad!)

P.S. When you come to campus in a few days, be sure to stop by the Parent Tent. We would love to meet you and welcome you to Cedarville!

Posted in Getting Started

Answers to Your Getting Started Questions

August 7, 2019

Yellow Jacket mascot with getting started logo

Getting Started Weekend – August 16-18 – is just over a week away. Your student is excited, you may be nervous, and you both probably have a lot of questions! We’ve put together answers to some of the most common questions we get from parents to help as you prepare. We can't wait to have you and your student on campus!

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Would Your Student Like to Work on Campus?

July 31, 2019

Man purchasing item from female clerkFor students who would like to work on campus, be sure they bring the required documentation and identification in August. This will avoid calls home for you to mail the required items and, more importantly, ensure there are no unnecessary delays in their starting to work.

Please refer to our Student Employment Resources web page. You’ll find a complete list of required documents, work eligibility rules, and more to help your student prepare for campus employment.

Posted in General Getting Started

Two "To-Do's" Between Now and Getting Started

July 24, 2019

Cedarville University signWe’re looking forward to having students back on campus in just a couple weeks! Whether your student is coming as a freshman or a returning student, there are two things you can do now to prepare for the year and stay connected with Cedarville: have your student sign you up for emergency notification and join the exclusive Cedarville Parent Facebook page. Read today's post to learn how to do both. They're great ways for you to stay in touch with what is going on at Cedarville.

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Posted in General Getting Started