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

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Cedarville University's signWe’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, here are a few things you can do now to prepare for the year and stay connected with Cedarville.

Confirm Emergency Notification Information

Cedarville University takes the safety and security of our students seriously. We encourage all students to confirm their emergency notifications information so that they receive an alert in the event of an emergency situation (weather, power outage, etc.) on campus. They can also confirm that parent information is correct under the "Other Phone Contacts" section. That will ensure that you will be informed immediately if there is an emergency on campus.

To set up emergency notification, have your student complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the "Signup for Emergency Notifications" form (you can find it later for updating in myCU).
  2. Under the "Opt-In" tab, enter a Primary and Secondary Telephone number(s). These numbers will be automatically called in the event of an emergency on campus. Check the box if you would like to receive text messages. Use the Other Phone Contacts section to enter parent contact information.
  3. Enter your email address(es) for emergency notifications to be sent to. (Note: you can add additional family members who would benefit from emergency notifications.)
  4. Once you are finished, click [Update My Settings].

Establish Parent Access to Your Student's Account

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), your student must grant you access to his or her financial, academic, or student life-related records before you can see their information online. Additionally, in order for you to discuss your student's account information with a representative from an office on campus, your student will also need to set up a "code word" that you will provide when calling. You will find instructions on both of these tasks on the CedarInfo: Privacy Permissions help page. 

Join the Cedarville Parents Facebook Page

Did you know there is a private Facebook page just for Cedarville parents? It's a great way for you to interact with fellow parents and receive tips or suggestions. Need recommendations on hotels when you’re visiting? Want to know the best way to send a care package? You'll probably find someone who can help! Click the link below to join, and get connected!

Cedarville University Parent Connect on Facebook


P.S. For parents of new students, visit our Getting Started website for everything you need to know about moving your Yellow Jacket onto campus, including a complete schedule of the weekend's events and access to the Getting Started mobile app.


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