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Update: Counting Your Student in the U.S. Census

March 31, 2020

We’ve received additional questions about the 2020 Census and how students should be counted, so we want to make sure you have updated information. As you complete your Census, please keep the following in mind:

  • If your student is a full-time residential student, Cedarville University will report him or her for the Census on a "Group Quarters Operation" form that our Registrar is required to complete. You do not need to include your student when completing your Census, even though they are likely at home due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • If your student is a full-time off-campus student, you should list them on your Census but use his or her local Cedarville address as the alternate address. Do not include them at your home address, even if they are currently at home due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • If you have already completed your Census and included your student at your home address, do nothing. The government has checks in place to find duplicated entries.

This "Who To Count" resource from the federal government provides helpful information.

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Keeping You Updated

March 27, 2020

As we continue in this time of remote (online) instruction with most of our faculty and staff also working from home, we have been sending daily emails to the campus community to keep us connected and informed. To ensure parents are also receiving relevant information, we will send you a weekly update with highlights from the our daily communications. If you would like to receive the daily updates personally, please subscribe to our COVID-19 blog


March 23-27 Highlights 

Move Out FAQs

We’ve added FAQs to address common questions about the move-out process. You’ll find the link under “Questions” at

COVID-19 Town Halls

Cedarville will host weekly Town Hall sessions featuring our faculty experts to provide helpful information as we navigate this unprecedented time. Join us on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. on Facebook or at All town halls will also be archived.

Senior Pictures

Seniors who had their photos taken can still order prints by mailing in their order form. Those without order forms can submit a request to the photographer at On the photographer's site, click the Contact Us tab and complete the form to request photos.

Paying Your Student's Bill

The Cashiers Office is closed, but the staff is still available to assist with payments:

  • Students who are still on campus, can place their check in the secure drop slot located in the hallway outside the Cashiers Office, SSC 130. Please include your name and seven-digit ID# on your check or on the envelope provided by the drop slot. A cashier will process the payment within a few days.
  • Students who are off campus, should log in to self service and navigate to the “Make a Payment” page to use our free, secure, eCheck, electronic ACH/EFT payment option.
  • You can also choose to make a credit/debit card payment.
  • Checks may be mailed to Cedarville University, ATTN: Cashiers, 251 North Main Street, Cedarville, 45314. Checks should include student name & ID#.

Please email, if you have any questions or concerns about your student account or payment plan. A cashier will respond within one business day.

U.S. Census Reporting

Who would have guessed that the 2020 Census would be impacted by COVID-19, but like everything else, it has! Where should students be counted — at Cedarville or at their home? Here is the official word: The 2020 Census requires that students list the address where they spend the majority of their time, which for full-time students means the University address (if on-campus) or local Cedarville address (if off-campus). The online census form asks for a student's address as of April 1. Even with the current situation, full-time students should still list their school address on the Census. Visit the Census website for more information.

Taking Courses for Credit/No Credit

Students should carefully review the information from Dr. Mach, Vice President for Academics, before making a decision to take a class for credit/no credit this term. We also recommend contacting the student's academic advisor with any questions.

Meal Plans

As we are finalizing room and board refunds this week, here is an update on how this will affect current meal plans. All meal plan refunds were calculated as of March 12, even for students who were on campus and ate meals beyond that date. Going forward: All meal plans are being turned off as of March 26, except for those students who are still living on campus.

Students who remain on campus will be able to continue to obtain their meals from the dining hall.

Students who return to campus to move out of their residence halls will be required to purchase meals if they want to obtain a take-out meal from the dining hall.

As shared in previous communications, room and board refunds will be calculated and credited to student accounts by March 27. Once the credit has been applied to any outstanding balance, students may request a cash reimbursement.

Theology II Now Available Online

As part of our online Bible Minor Project, we have just released all Theology II lectures online, which are available for free to anyone. It's a great way to follow along with your student's Bible minor. Using Scripture and classic and contemporary theological literature, Dr. Jeremy Kimble will introduce you to the doctrines of Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, and last things. You'll discover how these doctrines relate to your life today and learn to defend what you believe. Visit our Theology II page today and start exploring! You can also find videos for the previously released Old Testament Literature. We pray you are blessed by the teaching of God's Word.


We invite you to join us for chapel each weekday at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live or the University website. We have scheduled live chapels on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with Tuesdays and Thursdays featuring favorite messages from our chapel archive. Dr. White is scheduled to speak this coming Monday, March 30.

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We Have Added Move-Out Slots for This Week

March 21, 2020

We have increased the number of move out slots starting tomorrow (Sunday, March 22) through Thursday. If your student had hoped to move out this week but found no availability, please encourage them to check again.

In addition, for those who are currently impacted by state or military travel restrictions and are concerned that you will not be able to come to campus by May 2, please communicate your circumstances with the Residence Life office in the weeks ahead, and we will seek to accommodate you.

The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continue to change rapidly, and we will provide updates to the move-out plan as needed at In addition, we encourage you to subscribe to the blog for the latest information on Cedarville's response to the COVID-19 situation.

Academic Support Continues at The Cove

March 19, 2020

The Cove, our academic enrichment center, sent out the following email to faculty and staff, and we wanted to make sure you and your student are aware of these services. This and other information can also be found on our COVID-19 blog. Be sure to subscribe to receive daily updates.

Hello from The Cove,

God is faithful, and we are trusting Him during this time of transition.

As a team, we evaluated and adapted our courses, programs, and services to provide online academic support and access. As we are all are adapting to remote learning, we want to make you aware of The Cove services available to your students.

Services and Programs

Tutoring: The Cove has changed all in-person tutoring to online tutoring using Zoom, Google Meet, or FaceTime. Rather than students meeting face-to-face as a group for Math Lab and Peer Coach review sessions or drop-in sessions, students can make virtual individual tutoring appointments. A student can make a tutoring appointment online.

Disability Services: The Cove will continue to provide accommodations for students with disabilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Faculty Academic Coaching: We will continue to provide faculty academic coaching. Students can sign up for a 30-minute appointment for academic support in topics such as the transition to distance learning, time management, test-taking, test preparation, note-taking, study strategies, motivation, test anxiety, and more. Students can make an academic coaching appointment online. Click on Schedule, then Bookings.

Any other needs, please contact

Courses: Foundations and MAP (Academic Probation) are currently using Canvas for online coursework and meetings.

Student academic resources: For additional resources visit The Cove's website and click on Student Resources.

Social Media:

Instagram: cucove

Facebook: The Cove at Cedarville

Thank you,

The faculty and staff of The Cove

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