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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

Barista serving customer coffee

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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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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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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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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Senior Reflections

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

We asked recent graduates to reflect on their 1,000 days at Cedarville, and we'd like to share them with you. Be blessed by stories of true Gospel transformation and memories that will last a lifetime. We are so grateful for God's transforming work in the lives of our students. All the glory goes to Him!

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Enjoy Commencement Memories

Friday, May 13, 2022

Commencement 2022 was a beautiful day celebrating God's faithfulness to our 924 graduates, and we'd like to share some memories with you!

If you have a graduating senior, you may just see your student. For the rest of you, enjoy the anticipation of what your family will experience in the very near future. We are so grateful for how God has worked in the lives of our amazing students — now graduates!

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Discounted Graduate Programs for Parents

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Fully Prepared for His Purpose

Did 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 is still time to apply and start this fall!

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Livestream Commencement Events

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

CommencementAs we look forward to commencement in a few days, we want to provide information on events this weekend that will be available via livestream. Please pass this information along to family and friends who will not be able to attend in person.

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Parents, We Need Your Help!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Doctors talkingAs we near our accreditor's virtual site visit later this spring, Cedarville’s developing PA (Physician Assistant) program is still in need of preceptors, and we are turning to one of our greatest resources for help  — parents of students!

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End-of-Year Information

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Founders Hall in the SpringIt’s hard to believe, but the academic year is coming to a close in just a few weeks. We’ll be praying along with you as your student takes final exams and prepares to head home for the summer (or wherever God is taking them!). As you make plans for picking up your student, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • The last contract meal for the semester is dinner on Friday, May 6.
  • Students must be out of the residence halls by Saturday, May 7, at 5 p.m. (8 p.m. for graduating seniors).
  • Students are able to leave before Saturday if their exam schedule allows. They will receive more detailed move-out instructions from their RD.
  • Parking will be at a premium Saturday due to two commencement ceremonies (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.). If you plan to pick up your student on Saturday, you may want to come very early.

If your student will be graduating, thank you for letting us invest in his or her 1,000 days at Cedarville. It has been our pleasure to serve your family!

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Giving Day Starts Tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Cedarville University Giving Day April 7-8, 2022Tomorrow starts a special 24 hours of giving at Cedarville University! From noon tomorrow, April 7, to noon Friday, April 8, we are coming together as a community to raise money for student scholarships. Gifts of any size will make a difference and help even more students be able to experience a truly life-transforming Cedarville education!

Will you join us and make a difference in our students' lives?

Give now!

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Join Us for a Day of Giving

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Cedarville University Giving Day April 7-8, 2022

Save the date — April 7-8 — for a special 24-hour period of giving to Cedarville University. Your gift of any size will help provide scholarships that will allow even more students to experience a life-transforming Cedarville education.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us from noon on April 7 to noon on April 8 as we come together to help Cedarville students. Or, you can give now.

Thank you for giving us the privilege of investing in your student's life. We value your support of Cedarville!

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Cedarville's Transformed Tour Is Coming to You!

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Transformed Tour May 11-June 4, 2022

We're hitting the road and coming to you!

From May 11 to June 4, Cedarville University will travel coast to coast on a first-ever nationwide bus tour! Every event will include vibrant worship led by  HeartSong, a powerful message from Cedarville President Thomas White, and an update of how God is blessing and transforming lives on our campus.

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