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Greater Than the Game Giving Day

Monday, October 11, 2021

Greater than the game logoAt Cedarville University, athletics has always been about more than just the game. Our teams use their sport to make an impact for Christ, both on and off the field, court, or track. You can also make an impact that is Greater Than the Game by joining us tomorrow, October 12, for our annual Athletics giving day. Help us unlock $50K in matching gifts from generous donors. You can give to the Athletics department or designate your gift a specific sport.

Please share with friends and help us reach our goal!

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Upcoming Breaks This Fall

Friday, October 8, 2021

Cedarville campus with sidewalk, two buildings, and fall leaves on the trees and ground.We're midway through the semester, and students are ready for some much-needed time off. We want to make sure you’re aware of breaks that are coming up this fall.

Fall Break 
Fall break is Thursday, October 14, through Sunday, October 17. Residence halls will remain open; dining hours will be limited. Note that online graduate and high school dual enrollment courses have different breaks. View the academic calendar for additional information.

Thanksgiving Break 
Thanksgiving break is Wednesday, November 24, through Monday, November 29. Residence halls will remain open, but the dining hall will be closed.

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Experience Homecoming – In Person or Via Livestreaming

Thursday, September 30, 2021

We apologize that yesterday's email with homecoming information had an incorrect link and missing image. The issues have been corrected below. We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities this weekend!

Homecoming 2021 promoJust a reminder that homecoming starts Friday, October 1! We hope that many of you can make it to campus to enjoy the weekend’s festivities and spend time with your student. Even if you did not preregister, there are still a lot of events to enjoy that do not require tickets!

If you aren't able to come in person, please see today's post for opportunities to join in via livestream.

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Be a Part of History!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Be Part of History in the Making - State of the University Address - Join via Livestream 10 a.m., Friday, October 1, 2021.


On Friday, October 1, at 10 a.m., we invite you to watch a historic announcement during the Cedarville University State of the University address. Access the chapel livestream via the University website, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or the CU Chapel+ app. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness history in the making!

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COVID-19 Update: September 14, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Cedarville University's signOur leadership team continues to actively monitor and respond to the COVID-19 situation on our campus. We praise God that we are continuing to see a steady decrease in positive COVID cases! Please visit the COVID-19 Operating Plan for a new update, including changes to mask protocols and isolation facilities.

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Register for Homecoming Weekend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021


Homecoming 2021 Oct 1-2Now that classes are in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about a visit!

Homecoming is coming up soon — Friday and Saturday, October 1–2. It’s a great way to spend time with your student and experience life on campus. You can enjoy the annual parade, a car show, soccer, an incredible worship finale, and more!

Go to the homecoming website to check out the schedule of events and register for this fun weekend by September 16.

Read today's post for more information.

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Follow Along With the President's Chapel Series

Monday, September 6, 2021

Ears to Hear graphic for chapel series

Chapel has long been called the heartbeat of Cedarville University, where students, faculty, and staff gather each weekday for dynamic worship and powerful preaching. Chapel is also a great way for you to stay connected with Cedarville and get a taste of what your student is experiencing every day.

This year in his chapel series, Dr. White is preaching on a selection of parables from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in “Ears to Hear: Listening to the Stories of Jesus.”


Read today's post to watch a preview of Dr. White's series and learn how to follow along from home.

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COVID-19: Update and Video Message From Dr. White

Friday, September 3, 2021

Video still of Dr. White in with lake and BTS building in background.

We are grateful that we are beginning to see COVID-19 cases decrease on campus, but we still have work to do! Given the current counts, we will end the flexible format period that began on August 26, but will continue to observe enhanced protocols for a two-week period (through September 19) as we return to on-campus learning.

Please visit the COVID-19 Operating Plan for the latest update, including a video message from Dr. White. We look forward to being back together on campus on Tuesday!

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COVID-19 Update: August 27, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

Cedarville University's signOur leadership team continues to actively monitor and respond to spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant on our campus. Please visit the COVID-19 Operating Plan for the latest update, including weekend COVID testing and other reminders, quarantine release guidance, chapel devotions planned for next week, and more.

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COVID-19 Evening Update: August 25, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Cedarville University's signOur leadership team continues to actively monitor and respond to spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant on our campus. Please visit the COVID-19 Operating Plan for an important update that was posted this evening, including a video message from Dr. White. Tonight's update addresses expanded isolation space, flexible format classes, COVID-19 protocols, and more.

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Campus COVID-19 Update: August 25, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Cedarville University's signPlease see the COVID-19 Operating Plan for a new update on isolation space and meals for quarantined students.

University leadership continues to actively monitor and respond to the COVID-19 spread on our campus with our highest priority being to serve and care well for our students who are ill,

If you have nonmedical questions, please email for a prompt, personal reply.


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Campus COVID-19 Update: August 24, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Cedarville University's signThis morning in  chapel, Dr. White made an announcement about an increase in COVID-19 cases on campus this week. In light of this, and out of an abundance of caution, we are altering our COVID operating procedures temporarily. University leadership is meeting regularly and will reevaluate our data daily and update plans as required. Please see the  COVID-19 Operating Plan for the latest information.

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Finding Parent Resources

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Students walking to chapel

We want to keep you informed while your student is away from home. Visit our Parent Resources webpage for information you'll find helpful as a Cedarville parent. Here you'll be able to make a payment on your student's account, view the academic calendar, watch live chapel services, and more! You'll want to bookmark this site and refer to it often to stay up-to-date on events and activities at Cedarville University. We have also just launched a new portal that serves our students, faculty, and staff as a one-stop-shop for Cedarville information. Check out and explore the many resources that are publicly available.

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Experience Fall Bible Conference With Your Student

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Chapel speaker and audienceWe'll kick off the fall semester next week with our annual Fall Bible Conference — always a highlight of the year.

This year's speaker will be Cedarville's own Dr. Jeremy Kimble, Associate Professor of Theology. The theme for this year’s conference is “Wholehearted,” inspired by Dr. Kimble’s personal Bible reading in 1 and 2 Chronicles. 

The conference starts Monday night at 7 p.m. and continues Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Thursday at 10 a.m. It will be an incredible time of worship and spiritual renewal as we turn our attention to dedicating our whole hearts to the Lord.

Want to be a part of this incredible experience yourself? You can livestream all services via chapel livestreaming or watch later from the  chapel archive. It's a great way to stay connected with your student! You can also download the CU Chapel+ app to your smartphone to access live chapels on the go.

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Tips for a Smooth College Drop-Off

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Students moving into dormFrom one parent to another … dropping your child off at college is hard (especially if it’s your first time!). As you prepare to bring your student to Cedarville to begin his or her college career, please be assured of two things:

  • Your son or daughter rests securely in God’s hand. He has great plans for them (Jer. 29:11) and will never leave them alone (Heb. 13:5).
  • Cedarville University will do everything we can to love and support your child — personally, academically, and spiritually. We are so honored that you have entrusted your child to us, and we take that responsibility very seriously.

Read today's post for tips for a successful drop-off. Don't worry, Mom and Dad, you've got this!

Jeff Beste
Director of Strategic Relations (and a Cedarville dad!)

P.S. When you come to campus in a few days, be sure to stop by the parent table. We would love to meet you and welcome you to Cedarville!

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Answers to Your Getting Started Questions

Friday, August 6, 2021

Yellow Jacket mascot with getting started logo

Getting Started Weekend – August 13-15 – is just 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!

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COVID-19 Operating Plan and Late Fees/Interest on Past Due Accounts

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Cedarville University's sign

As we look forward with excitement to beginning a new academic year soon, we have posted our 2021-22 COVID-19 Operating Plan that will guide us. You'll find protocols for the year, FAQs, and helpful contact information. Please review the plan with your student prior to coming to campus

We're also announcing a return to our regular, pre-COVID policy for late fees and interest charges on past due accounts, but with a reduced interest rate. Please contact the Cashiers office if you have questions or concerns about paying your student's bill.


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Would Your Student Like to Work on Campus?

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Barista serving customer coffee

For students who would like to work on campus, be sure they bring the required documentation and identification in August. This will avoid calls home for you to mail the required items and, more importantly, ensure there are no unnecessary delays in their starting work.

Please refer to our Student Employment Resources web page. You’ll find a complete list of required documents, work eligibility rules, and more to help your student prepare for campus employment.

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Paying Your Student’s Bill and Returning to Campus Information

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Cedarville University's signRead today's post for helpful reminders on paying your student's bill and preparing to return to campus.

Please encourage your student to check email regularly for updates from Cedarville.

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Three "To-Do's" Between Now and Getting Started

Friday, July 23, 2021

Cedarville University's sign

We’re looking forward to having students back on campus in just a few weeks! Whether your student is coming as a freshman or a returning student, there are a few things you can do now to prepare for the year and stay connected with Cedarville. Read today's post to learn what to do. They're great ways for you to stay in touch with what is going on at Cedarville.

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