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Join Us for Christmas at Cedarville

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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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Standing for Life

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Stand for LifeCedarville University wants to be known for standing firmly for the rights of the unborn. That's why we're so excited to be a stop on the Stand for Life campus tour on November 1, with musical artists Shane and Shane and speaker Trip Lee. You can join in online or in person for 10 a.m. chapelor in person only for a special Night of Worship at 7 p.m. Stand for Life seeks to enhance the pro-life movement by engaging, educating, and equipping to build a culture that believes all humans are made in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect.

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Upcoming Breaks This Fall

Monday, October 10, 2022

We're almost 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 20, through Sunday, October 23. Residence halls will remain open; dining hours will be limited.

Thanksgiving Break 
Thanksgiving break is Wednesday, November 23, through Monday, November 28. Residence halls will remain open, but the dining hall will be closed.

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Experience Homecoming – In Person or Via Livestreaming

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Homecoming at CedarvilleJust a reminder that homecoming starts this Friday, September 30! We hope that many of you can make it to campus to enjoy this weekend of 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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Follow Along With Campus Life With SGA's Website

Monday, September 26, 2022

SGA logo

Want another way to keep up with what's going on at Cedarville? Access the Student Government Association's website, In Pursuit, to learn about events, involvement opportunities, and more. You'll get a student-focused perspective on campus life. You can also access SGA's social media from this site for another way to stay up to date.

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Register for Homecoming Weekend!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Homecoming at Cedarville

Homecoming s just around the corner — Friday and Saturday, September 30-October 1. During homecoming, we always welcome hundreds of alumni and parents back to campus for a weekend filled with activities including the annual parade, lakeside party, soccer match, an incredible worship finale, and more! It’s a great way to spend time with your student and experience life on campus.

Go to the homecoming website to check out the schedule of events and register for this fun weekend. You’ll also find area accommodations and other helpful visit information.

Join us on campus for a fun weekend of activities — it’s a perfect excuse to visit your student (as if you needed one).

Don't wait — the deadline to register is September 16.

If you aren't able to make it in person, check out the homecoming website for livestreamed events.

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Follow Along With the President's Chapel Series

Monday, August 29, 2022

The Lord Is Good chapel theme logo

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 be a part of what your student is experiencing every day.

This year in his chapel series titled  "The Lord Is Good," Dr. White is preaching through the book of Psalms, looking at the steadfast love of the Lord.

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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Finding Parent Resources

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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. 

Last year we 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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Posted in Campus Services General Student Services

Experience Fall Bible Conference With Your Student

Monday, August 22, 2022

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

This year's speaker will be Brian White, Lead Pastor at Harvest Church in Carmel, Indiana.

The conference starts tonight 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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Posted in Chapel Christian Ministry Getting Started

Tips for a Smooth College Drop-Off

Thursday, August 18, 2022

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 Zone outside the chapel. We would love to meet you and welcome you to Cedarville!

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Posted in Getting Started

Parking at Cedarville

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

We are excited to welcome thousands of students (and their cars) to campus for the 2022-23 academic year! This summer, new parking areas were added and parking enforcement plans were updated to serve our community well.

Read today's list for information on updated parking regulations.

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Is Your Student Planning to Work on Campus?

Monday, August 15, 2022

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Many students choose to work on campus to help fund their education or make some extra spending money. Read today's post to learn about required documents, work eligibility rules, how they will be paid, and more to help your student prepare for campus employment.

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Posted in General Getting Started

Answers to Your Getting Started Questions

Friday, August 12, 2022

Yellow Jacket mascot with getting started logoGetting Started Weekend — August 19-21 — 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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Posted in Getting Started

Traveling on I-70 to Campus?

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Cedarville University's signDue to bridge construction on Rt. 72 that is causing significant traffic delays, we suggest the following alternate routes to campus:

  • From the east on I-70: exit at Hwy. 54 and come through South Charleston / Rt. 42
  • From the west on I-70: take I-75 S into Dayton, then Rt. 35/Rt. 42 into Cedarville
  • From the west, coming from Rt. 68: come into Cedarville from Xenia

None of these alternate routes would add significant time, and they may reduce stress as you bring your Yellow Jacket to campus.

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Music Ensemble Auditions

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Orchestra at Christmas ConcertDid you know that Cedarville has music ensembles that are open to students from any major? If your student is interested in a vocal or instrumental ensemble, encourage him or her to audition on Sunday, August 21, during Getting Started Weekend.

See ensemble opportunities and schedule an audition time on the online calendar.

You don't have to be a music major to participate in a music ensemble — encourage your student to sign up for an audition today!

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Posted in General Getting Started

Shop the Campus Store

Monday, August 1, 2022

Campus Store logo

With the beginning of the academic year fast approaching, Cedarville's online Campus Store (formerly the University Bookstore) has a great offer to get your Yellow Jacket ready!

Shop the online store in August and receive 15% off a single Cedarville-branded apparel or giftware item. Use coupon code CampusStore15 when checking out to receive your discount.

Visit the online Campus Store and start shopping!


*Offer expires August 31, 2022. Discount is only offered on a single Cedarville-branded apparel or giftware item purchased online.

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Raising Your Student's Bed

Friday, July 29, 2022

Dorm LifeMany students choose to raise their bed in the residence hall to create extra storage underneath.

If your student is interested in raising his or her bed, please note that the following residence halls come with height adjustable beds:

  • Bates Hall 
  • Harriman House
  • Jenkins Hall
  • McChesney Hall
  • McKinney Hall
  • Parker Hall
  • Printy Hall
  • South House
  • Walker Hall
  • Wood Hall (new residence hall)

All other residence halls do NOT have the height adjustable beds. Refer to pages 9-10 of the Residence Hall Guidelines if you would like to inquire about bed risers.

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Posted in Campus Services Student Services

Sending Packages Prior to Getting Started

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Important NoticeMany parents choose to send items for their student's residence hall room directly to campus so it is waiting for them when they arrive for Getting Started Weekend. If you will be sending packages to campus before your student arrives, please note the following requests from Postal Services:

  • Plan to ship items for an August 1 or later arrival date
  • For returning students, use your student's complete name — including full middle name — and campus box number on all items
  • For freshmen or transferring students, use your student's complete name — including full middle name — and include "New Student" on all items

Thank you for helping the post office stay organized at this busy time of year.

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Posted in Student Life

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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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Posted in General Getting Started

Welcome to Cedarville Parent Connect!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

As Director of Strategic Relations and a parent of one Cedarville student and one recent Cedarville graduate, Jeff Beste knows that parents need a way to stay engaged with Cedarville and what is happening on campus. It is our hope that Parent Connect, prepared especially for parents of current Cedarville students, does just that! Read today's post to find out what's in store.

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