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Celebrating Highlights of the Past Year

Monday, January 10, 2022

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As we begin a new semester, it's a great time to reflect on God's goodness to Cedarville University in 2021. In case you missed it, we'd like to share the 2021 Highlights of the Year video and report with you.

You'll read about our historic fundraising campaign, record enrollment, and new academic programs and hear directly from students about their Cedarville experience.  Throughout the report, you'll notice a common thread: God has richly blessed Cedarville University, and everything we do, we do for Him. From cherished times in chapel to a new residence hall that will build true Christian community, you’ll see that God continues to have His sovereign hand on our campus. And, as we look to the new year, you can be confident that, by God's grace, we will continue to stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. We will remain resolute in pursuing our mission to transform lives through excellent academics and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.

Please take time to read this report, and be encouraged about the truly life-transforming education your son or daughter is experiencing at Cedarville University. Review the 2021 Highlights of the Year now.


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Spring Career Fairs

Monday, January 10, 2022

Woman talking to a student at a career fairThis spring semester, Career Services will host several career fairs, bringing hundreds of employers to campus who are interested in hiring for internships or permanent positions. Encourage your student to attend the ones that apply to them. Even for underclassmen, it's a great way to build their network of contacts and practice professional skills.

There are two fairs on campus and two that are virtual.

  • Summer Camp Fair – Jan. 24-Feb. 4 (Mon.-Fri.) – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Upper SSC 
  • Virtual Nursing Career Fair – Wed., Feb. 9 – 2:30-5 p.m.  
  • Spring Career Fair – Wed., Feb. 23 – 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Doden Field House 
  • Virtual Education Career Fair – Wed., March 16 – 6-8 p.m. 

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Important Spring Semester Dates

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Daffodils in front of Founders HallAs your student prepares to return for spring semester, we wanted to let you know of important dates coming up this semester. 


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COVID-19 Update: January 5, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Cedarville University's signAs we look forward to the start of spring semester, we have updated our COVID-19 protocols, reducing the required isolation and quarantine periods based on the latest guidance from the CDC. Please review the  COVID-19 Plan for additional information.

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are currently in quarantine due to a close contact should not return to campus until their required protocols have been completed. Please notify UMS of delayed return plans by emailing

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End-of-Year Tax Information

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Year End Tax Information w/ pencil

Cedarville University is required to provide students a 1098-T tax form for tuition payments by January 31. We will notify your student when this link is available.

If you would like to receive a copy, your student must first grant you parental access. Once you have been granted access, you will be notified when the form becomes available. Please verify that we have your current email to prevent delays in receiving this notification.

If your student worked on campus this year, they will receive notification, via email, of their W-2 form by January 31. By law, we cannot give parents access to a student’s W-2 form. Your student can forward a copy of their form to you if they have elected to receive an electronic version. They can elect to receive an electronic version through Dayforce. For additional information, they can reference our tax information FAQ.

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Discounted Graduate Programs for Parents

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Fully Prepared for His PurposeDid you know that as a parent of a Cedarville undergraduate or dual enrolled student, you automatically qualify for a  15% tuition discount scholarship on most graduate programs at Cedarville? You'll experience the same high academic quality and biblical worldview that your student is experiencing in a convenient online format.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career — or pursue something new — visit our Cedarville Parents Scholarship Program page for more details. You'll find affordable, accelerated, all-online graduate programs in:

There's still time to apply and start in January!

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News You Need! End of Semester, Lil Sibs Weekend

Monday, December 6, 2021

upcoming eventsParents, please note these important dates:

Final Exams/End of First Semester

Final exams for fall semester are this Tuesday, December 7, through Friday, December 10. Please be praying for our students as they prepare for and take their finals. Residence halls will close for Christmas break on Saturday, December 11, at 5 p.m. Make sure your student has secured a ride home or to the airport. Residence halls will open again at 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 9. Classes resume for spring semester Tuesday, January 11.

Li'l Sibs Weekend

Does your student have younger siblings at home? Save the date — February 18-20 — for Lil Sibs Weekend! There will be a full array of fun activities planned. Please note that this year siblings will not be able to stay in the residence halls.

For more information and to register, visit the Lil Sibs Weekend website.


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Livestream the Annual Christmas Concert

Friday, December 3, 2021

Christmas community celebration concertAs a reminder, our annual Christmas concert is this Sunday, December 5! Each holiday season, Cedarville University presents a special Christmas celebration concert as our gift to the local community and our campus family. We’d like to extend this gift to you, wherever you are.

With hundreds of our students involved, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Cedarville’s choral and instrumental ensembles along with special performances by our esteemed music faculty. You’ll get a taste of the talent God has blessed Cedarville with, but more importantly, you’ll experience our heart — Jesus! It’s a musical celebration of our Savior’s birth, and it’s our gift to you this Christmas.

Plan to join us this Sunday, December 5, at 6 p.m. EST for this special event. Simply visit the Christmas Celebration livestream site, sit back, and celebrate the season with Cedarville University.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Giving TuesdayTomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Join faculty, staff, students, and friends as we give to Cedarville. All gifts made this #GivingTuesday will go to One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville.

And, here's a great opportunity to make your gift go even further: Generous donors have issued a challenge to parents that if 250 parents give on #GivingTuesday, an extra $50,000 gift will be unlocked!

On #GivingTuesday: Every Day Matters. Every Student Matters. Every Gift Matters.

Give now!

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Join Us for Christmas at Cedarville

Friday, November 26, 2021

Christmas at Cedarville

We invite you to be a part of two special events at Cedarville as we usher in the holiday season and celebrate what we're all about — Jesus! Join us either in person or via livestream wherever you are. Christmas is a special time at Cedarville, and we invite you to be a part of it!

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With Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving with leaves"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!"
– 1 Chronicles 16:34

On Thanksgiving, I am reminded of all that we have to be thankful for. God continues to richly bless Cedarville University, and we are so thankful. I am also thankful to you, our students' parents, for your support of the University. Thank you for entrusting your children to us and your faith in Cedarville's mission.

Enjoy the extra-long break with your student. We will be praying for safe travels, good health, and special times of reconnecting as a family.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeff Beste
Director of Strategic Relations

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Student Business Sparks Gospel Conversations

Monday, November 22, 2021

Male students showing t-shirts and hat from Proclaim the NameWe'd like to pass along information from another student-run business from the Integrated Business Core that is using their company to reach the lost.

Proclaim the Name: Pursuit is one of this years’ IBC groups. They are based on the Parable of the Lost Sheep in Matthew 18:12-14. The imagery on their hats, pins, and shirts are meant to spark Gospel conversations with those who see them. The company is offering a Black Friday deal and a bundle that would make a great Christmas gift! Read the full post to find out more about the products and how to purchase them.

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Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Cedarville University SignThanksgiving break for undergraduate in-person classes is next week, Wednesday, November 24, through Monday, November 29. If you're like my wife and me, you are excited to have your student home for a few days! Please be praying for our students as they travel home. We're also praying for a safe, relaxing break for our students and special times with family and friends.

As a reminder, for those students who will be staying in Cedarville over the break, the residence halls will be open but the dining hall will be closed. 

Jeff Beste
Director of Strategic Relations

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Save the Date for #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Giving Tuesday logoYou've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but do you know about #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving on November 30, and you can be a part of it by giving a gift to Cedarville. All gifts made this #GivingTuesday will go to One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville.

And, here's a great opportunity to make your gift go even further: Generous donors have issued a challenge to parents that if 250 parents give on #GivingTuesday, an extra $50,000 gift will be unlocked!

Mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday, November 30, 2021, and prayerfully consider how you can participate in this special day.

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Student Business Focuses on Unreached People Groups

Friday, November 12, 2021

Journal and mugWe'd like to pass along information from a student-run business from the Integrated Business Core that is using their company to shed light on an important issue: unreached people groups.

Encompass by Proclaim the Name is a Cedarville student-run company that is part of the Integrated Business Core (IBC). Their company was founded on Matthew 9:38: “Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”  

Their goal as a company is to remind others to pray for unreached regions of the world, like Southeast Asia and Northern Africa. In these areas, most inhabitants have not heard the Gospel or may not have the Bible translated into their language.

Read today's post to learn more about Encompass and how you can join them in praying for the lost.

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Shop for Gifts for Your Yellow Jacket

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Yellow Jacket apparel  sale

If you're looking for Christmas gifts for your Yellow Jacket, Cedarville University Athletics is holding a one-week online Team Shop. You'll find athletic-branded tees, quarter-zips, hoodies, and more. 

Don't wait — the shop closes November 8.

Start shopping now!

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Encourage Your High School Student to Register for CU LEADership Conference

Friday, October 29, 2021

CU LEAD graphic

If you have a high school student at home, encourage them to attend the virtual CU LEADership Conference on January 22, 2022. They can sign up as an individual or as part of a church or school group.

This year's theme is "Build Your Leadership Tool Kit," and we'll explore practical ways students can develop their leadership skills as they seek to glorify God by serving others.

Visit the  CU LEAD Conference website for more information. Then, encourage your student to register for this life-changing event!

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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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