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New Student Frequently Asked Questions - Fall 2020

When should I arrive?

We encourage all new students to arrive Friday, August 14 between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Upon arrival, you and your family should use the main entrance leading to the drive-thru line on University Boulevard which allows you to pick up your ID and dorm key in a prepackaged envelope.

Where do I go after I move in?

On the app, Events at Cedarville University, download the Getting Started 2020 Guidebook. Then, click on maps to find pinned parking lots that will have available parking for you and your family after moving in.

Where do I find the schedule?

The schedule can be found on the app by clicking on “Schedule” as well as at this link!

What should I pack?

This packing list includes personal essential & non-essential items as well as items shared between roommates. Check out pages 8-10 of the Residence Hall Guidelines to find specific room regulations.

What are Sting groups?

Sting groups are made up of 10-11 new students and a few upperclassmen. These upperclassmen are the Sting Leaders who will lead your group through Getting Started Weekend. The purpose of these groups is to provide opportunities for community and connections, as well as fostering conversations for new students to learn more about Cedarville and the experience.

How do I submit a photo for my Cedarville ID?

Go to the ID Portal to upload a photo for your student ID by July 10, 2020.

    How do I connect to WiFi?

    IOS (IPhone)

    1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app > Tap [Wi-Fi] > Tap [eduroam].
    2. When prompted, enter your full email address as the username, and your CedarNet password > Tap [Join].
    3. When the certificate warning appears, tap [Accept]. You should now be connected to eduroam.


    1. Open the Settings app on your Android device, and make sure the switch next to [Wi-Fi] is set to [On].
    2. Tap [Wi-Fi], and wait for available networks to be discovered. Tap [eduroam] to start connecting to the network.
    3. Your device should automatically detect the following network settings:

      ○      Security: 802.1x EAP

      ○      EAP Method: PEAP

      ○      Phase 2 Authentication: None

      ○      CA certificate: (unspecified) *Some devices may require choosing the option "do not validate."

    4. Enter your full email address in the "Identity" field. Leave the "Anonymous Identity" field blank.
    5. Enter your CedarNet password in the "Password" field.Tap [Connect]. Your device should return to the wireless network list and show that it has successfully connected to eduroam.
    **To connect other devices to the wifi check out the TechStop help page

    Can guests connect to WiFi?

    If you are a guest of Cedarville University, we want to welcome and encourage you to use the technology on campus, especially CU's wireless network.

    • Connect to cu-guest: This option is available to anyone on Cedarville's campus but is not secured. With this option, users will have to reconnect approximately every 40 minutes. 

    How do I register my vehicle?

    Connect to cu-guest: This option is available to anyone on Cedarville's campus but is not secured. With this option, users will have to reconnect approximately every 40 minutes. 

    What are my dining options?

    Your options include the Dining Hall, Stinger’s, and Chick-fil-A. To learn more about meal plans, click here. You can also find a list of local restaurants here

    When does the dining hall open?

    The first contract meal begins at 4 pm, August 14th. 

    Can I be picked up from the airport?

    Our staff is here to serve you! We are able to pick up students from the airport and you can register here to make sure that you will be picked up. 

    How long can parents stay?

    Parents are welcome to stay the entire weekend if they desire to. There is local lodging nearby.

    Where do I go if I have other questions?

    You can text our Information staff at +1 (937) 697-1056 or email