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Answers to Your Getting Started Questions

Monday, August 14, 2023

Yellow Jacket mascot with getting started logo

It's hard to believe, but Getting Started Weekend — August 18-20 — is just a few days 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 on campus!

Where can I find all the Getting Started information?

Visit the Getting Started website to find the complete weekend schedule, FAQs, and more.

When should my son or daughter be on campus?

  • Parents of new students, we recommend coming early on Friday, August 18, to maximize your time. Registration officially begins at 9 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m.
  • Your student must be on campus by 6:30 p.m. on August 18 for Jacket Fest. We want your student to meet his or her peers and begin creating lifelong relationships.
  • We recommend continuing students begin arriving on Friday, August 18, after 3 p.m.

How should I arrive at Cedarville?

  • Enter Cedarville on OH-72 and follow the arrows and tents. (Look for the Shell gas station, which is right across the street from the main entrance on University Boulevard.)
  • When you turn onto University Boulevard, tune your radio to 99.5 FM for instructions on the Yellow Jacket Check-In process and safety procedures for Getting Started Weekend.
  • Stay in your car while getting cheered on by current students and proceed to registration. where you will be handed a Welcome Packet with your student's residence hall key and ID.

What can I do while my student enjoys the Getting Started festivities?

We have several meetings throughout the weekend to prepare you for leaving your student at Cedarville and to give you a glimpse of what they will experience in this new phase.


  • Life Outside the Classroom: 1 p.m.
  • You, Your Student, and UMS: 2 p.m.
  • Parenting From a Distance: 2 p.m.
  • Parent Q&A With Dr. White: 7 p.m.

You can also stop by the parent welcome table in the Dixon Ministry Center Alumni Hall (outside the chapel) from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to meet members of the Parent Leadership Council and ask questions.


  • Life Outside the Classroom: 10 a.m.
  • It's Academic: 1 p.m.
  • Academic Preview: 3 p.m.
  • Bible Minor Preview: 7 p.m.

Visit the Getting Started website for more options.


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