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Chapel Guidelines for Students

Chapel is a defining part of the daily Cedarville experience. Chapel helps to build a sense of community at Cedarville University by providing a shared experience of worship, biblical teaching, testimonies, community, and prayer. 

General Information

Chapel Excuses

Commuters/Off-Campus Student Chapel Expectations

Special Arrangements

Additional Accommodations

While we consider chapel a vital part of the Cedarville experience, we understand on rare occasions that special accommodations need to be made. Student will work with Disability Services for specific and personal accommodations.

Graduate Students and Chapel

Graduate students may benefit from Chapel through the shared experience of worship, biblical teaching, testimonies, community, and prayer. While attendance is not required for most graduate students, it may be in certain programs as communicated by your program advisor or clarified below. All graduate students are encouraged to participate by attending chapel or viewing online as time allows.

MDiv Chapel Requirement

MDiv students are required to attend chapel during their first two semesters in the graduate program and scan in using their student ID card. Students are permitted thirty-four skips per semester to be used at their discretion. The required attendance is the equivalent of approximately three chapels per week. Students may request an excused absence for chapels missed due to illness, funerals, direct work conflicts, job interviews, and University-sponsored ministry or athletic team involvement. Students are subject to fines for any unexcused absences accumulated in addition to excused and the thirty-four discretionary absences. Ultimately, students who show a pattern of disregard for chapel may be asked not to return for the following semester.


For additional assistance, please contact the Chapel Records office at