One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Get Adjusted to Life at Cedarville!

Just before the start of the school year, you will attend a special four-day orientation designed just for international, MK, and TCK students. Arriving early gives you time to get familiar with campus and make connections with other students. Don’t miss out on this great introduction to Cedarville!

What Does Orientation Include?

You'll take part in helpful sessions while joining in on fun activities. Orientation sessions cover everything from academic support to banking, employment, and cultural adjustment. Transportation from Dayton International Airport is provided, as well as meals for each student who attends orientation.

Who Should Register?

If you are a new international student, you are required to attend orientation and will need to register. MK and TCK students are highly encouraged to come as well.

Can My Family Come?

Families are welcome to join the entire orientation experience, and parents can take advantage of the sessions specifically directed towards them. Dinner is included for families each night, and breakfast and lunch can be purchased on campus or in town. Keep in mind that Cedarville isn't able to accommodate guests overnight, so families are responsible for their own housing. Check out the many local hotels that are available.

Register for Orientation!

Check back in March of 2024 to register for orientation. When you register, you'll be able to indicate whether you need to be picked up from the airport (Dayton International only) and whether you'd like to go shopping once you arrive. For now, get familiar with the campus map or take a virtual tour. We're excited to welcome you to campus! 

Tentative Orientation Schedule — August 13–16, 2024

Day 1

  • Registration and move-in
  • Walmart shopping
  • Orientation kick-off dinner
  • Campus golf game
  • Ice cream buffet

Day 2

  • Devotions and worship
  • Group photo
  • Session: Cultural Transition
  • Ice breaker game (students) / transition discussion (parents)
  • Admissions walking tour
  • Session: Do You Think With an Accent?
  • Small group discussion
  • Pizza party (students and siblings) / dinner and fellowship (parents)
  • Mystery scavenger hunt

Day 3

  • Devotions and worship
  • Visa/I-20 immigration regulations (international) / identity and home discussion (MK/TCK)
  • Session: Academic Expectations
  • Icebreaker game
  • Lunch
  • Session: Plagiarism and ESL support
  • Session: Employment on Campus
  • Session: Medical Insurance
  • Intro to student organizations (MISO, MuKappa, GSO)
  • Barbecue bash
  • Yard games

Day 4

  • Devotions and worship
  • Student Panel: Sharing American College Experiences (students) / Q&A (parents)
  • Grand finale slideshow
  • Lunch
  • Welcome walk into Cedarville with the Getting Started teams