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The International Student Services office

Getting Ready to Arrive

Pre-buying Residence Hall Room Supplies

Most international, MK, and TCK students bring their clothes and personal items and then take advantage of our shopping trips during orientation to purchase other necessities at Walmart. Students coming from a distance may wish to pre-order bedding items or other supplies to have ready for them when they arrive rather than waiting to get these items during the first shopping trip. The Walmart website provides a convenient way for you to purchase and ship residence hall supplies to Cedarville prior to your arrival. This site has been used by Cedarville students and is recommended.

If you choose to place an order, please address the box with the following:

Cedarville University
(Insert Student Name Here)
c/o Brenda Reid, International Student Services
251 N. Main St
Cedarville, OH 45314

Your package will be waiting for you when you arrive!

What to Pack

Student Life has provided a list to help you decide what to pack.

Packing List »


Cedarville offers three days of exciting, informational sessions and fun activities to help international, MK, and TCK students get oriented to the campus and University life. The advanced arrival gives students time to meet other students and acclimate to the campus, the support systems, and services.

Orientation sessions cover topics like academic adjustment and support, cultural adjustment, student employment and important details about maintaining visa status. Families are welcome to participate through the entire orientation experience and take advantage of the sessions specifically directed toward parents.

Don’t miss out on this great introduction to Cedarville and get a jump-start on the 800+ freshmen who will arrive just a few days later!

Register for Orientation » Schedule » Map of Campus »

Arrival Information

If you plan to arrive by air, make sure your final flight arrives at Dayton International Airport. International Student Services provides free airport pickups for all new students upon their first arrival. Reservations for airport pickup can be made in the section marked “Online Arrival Notice’ when you Register for Orientation.

Please fill out this form with your flight information. You will receive an email confirmation through your Cedarville University email account.

Transportation to and from the Dayton airport for travel in future semesters can be arranged through Student Life.

Emergency Contacts

Brenda Reid - ISS Coordinator

Virginia Hensley - International Admission Counselor

If you cannot get into your residence hall when you arrive, please call Campus Security.

Taxi Service

Taxi fare from Dayton International Airport to Cedarville University is approximately $50–$65. Transportation from the airport can be requested at Dayton airport or reserved in advance.

Reserve a Taxi »

Local Lodging

Local accommodations are available both in town and the surrounding area. Please contact these establishments directly to make reservations.

Local Accommodations »

Note: The University is not able to accommodate guests overnight. Adults/parents are not permitted to stay in the residence hall with their student, even if it is prior to the start of the semester.


Dining options are available both in town and in the surrounding area.

International Restaurants »