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Answers to Your Getting Started Questions

August 7, 2019

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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!

Where can I find all the Getting Started information?

  • Download the “Events at CU” app and search for the 2019 Getting Started guide.
  • The Guidebook has the complete weekend schedule, area restaurants and hotels, and common Cedarville FAQs.
  • You can also view the Getting Started schedule online – use the links on the right side to access the guide/schedule.

When should my son or daughter be on campus?

  • Parents of new students, we recommend coming early on Friday, August 16, to maximize your time. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
  • Your student must be on campus by 6:30 p.m. on August 16 for Jacket Fest. We want your student to meet his or her peers and begin creating lifelong relationships.
  • Continuing students begin arriving on Saturday, August 17.

How should I arrive at Cedarville?

  • Enter Cedarville on OH-72 and look for the yellow signage. The signs will direct you to the main entrance of Cedarville University and to the Field House for registration.
  • Enter the Field House from the main entrance; look for the inflatable man.

What will we find in the Field House during registration?

  • Housing: Meet the Dean of Men and Women and get checked in!
  • Getting Started Tent: Stop and make sure you have submitted the proper information for University Medical Services.
  • University Medical Services (J): Hand in medical release forms and meet our campus nurses.
  • Keys (A): Get your room key!
  • Post Office (C): Get your campus box number and combination.
  • Information Technology (K): Connect your mobile devices/computers/tablets to the Cedarville internet servers.
  • Registrar's Office (E): Get your class schedule.
  • Career Services and Christian Ministries (T)
  • IDs (S): Get your Cedarville student ID.
  • Banks: If you're not from the area, you may talk with a worker from area banks in order to set up a bank account closer to the 'Ville.
  • Resource Section: Library, Music and Worship, ROTC, Speech Forensics, Alumni Relations, Admissions
  • Getting Started Central Tent: Get a wristband with your small-group number.
  • Once you’ve completed each of the stations, you can exit through the Exercise Center.

What can I do while my student enjoys the Getting Started festivities?

We have several meetings throughout the weekend to prepare you for leaving your student at Cedarville and to give you a glimpse of what they will experience at Cedarville.


  • Life Outside the Classroom: 1 p.m.
  • Parenting from a Distance: 2 p.m.
  • Parent Q&A with Dr. White and Jon Wood: 7 p.m.


  • Life Outside the Classroom: 10 a.m.
  • You, Your Student, and UMS: 12 p.m.
  • Parenting from a Distance: 1 p.m.
  • Bible Minor Preview: 7 p.m.

See the Guidebook for more options.

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