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Shopping for Your Student's Dorm Room

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Dorm LifeYour to-do list to prepare for your student's college experience is probably getting long. One easy — and fun — thing you can start doing is preparing for his or her residence hall room!

To access the best deals, start shopping now for your student's residence hall room and other needs. Here is a helpful list of "What to Bring" items for your reference.

Thinking about a cell phone or computer purchase? Be sure to check out discounts available to Cedarville students.

Call your admissions counselor at 1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784) if you have any questions about Getting Started activities in August. There is much anticipation as we prepare for the fall, and our team is here to help! We will keep you informed through the summer.


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Choosing a Residence Hall and Roommate

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Girls in dorm room sitting on bed and chairs with open notebooks on their lapsIs your admitted student ready to choose a Cedarville residence hall and select a roommate? We’ve made it easy!

Your student’s personalized My.Cedarville.edu portal has all the resources he or she will need to easily transition from home to a residence hall room on campus. Your student can visit My.Cedarville.edu today to:

  • Get to know future classmates through the Cedarville incoming fall 2022 class Facebook group.
  • Find a roommate with RoomSync, a roommate-matching software that compares your student's likes and dislikes with other new students.
  • Complete the Request Housing task. Before making a decision, visit our residence hall page to get to know all of the dorm options. You can learn about community life in each residence hall, view floor plans, and watch a video with a Cedarville student as your guide. You'll also find a timeline for when your student will be granted access to the housing selection system. Keep in mind that students’ access is based on when they made their reservation deposit. 

If you have any questions about the housing selection process, contact us at 1-800-CEDARVILLE. Your student’s admissions counselor will be happy to help!


Be sure to pay your student's reservation deposit by the May 1 deadline. With a record number of deposits already submitted for fall 2022, we will need to start a waitlist for those who deposit after the deadline.


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Enjoy Insights From Our Student Blog

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Group of students walking on sidewalkIf you and your student want to get an authentic look at what life is like for a Cedarville student, you should check out our Student Life blog. Here, you'll read posts on everything from getting involved with extra-curricular activities, what it's like to attend chapel daily, and getting along with a roommate.

You'll get an up-close look at the student experience at Cedarville and see all that God is doing on our campus.


If your student has been accepted for fall 2022, secure his or her spot in the incoming class by paying your reservation deposit.


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Students Encouraged to Get Involved in a Local Church

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

ChurchCedarville University is privileged to care for the spiritual growth of some of the best university-aged students on our planet. We take this charge very seriously.

One of the elements in the spiritual growth dynamic here at Cedarville is seeing to it, as best we are able, that each student connects with a local church. The years of their academic training could leave them separated from any type of effective fellowship with the body of Christ, except for what takes place within the boundaries of our campus. Chapel is exciting and distinctive to a Cedarville education, but it does not take the place of the local church.

Read today's post to learn more about local churches that students call home away from home.


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Posted in Spiritual Growth Student Life

5 Questions to Ask About College Dorm Life

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Dorm LifeChoosing a major, figuring out a financial plan, and researching the spiritual climate are all important steps in choosing a Christian college. However, there is another vital piece that your student must consider — dorm life!

As you and your student are looking at different colleges, you’ll quickly discover that not all dorm life is created equal. In today's post, we offer 5 questions that you should ask about dorm life at each of the colleges that your student may be considering. And, you'll discover what makes Cedarville's residence life truly unique!


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Posted in Spiritual Growth Student Life Why Christ Centered Higher Education

Christmas Ideas for Your Future Yellow Jacket (and a Discount Code for YOU!)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

If you're looking for Christmas ideas for your future Yellow Jacket, check out the online University Bookstore! You'll find a wide variety of gift ideas, from Cedarville-branded apparel to room decor, insulated mugs, and key rings. It's a great way to celebrate your future Yellow Jacket and show your Cedarville spirit this Christmas season. We think you'll find something for the whole family! As a gift to you, use code PARENTCHRISTMAS2020 now through December 18 to receive 15% off a single logo...
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Parents Measure ROI for Their Students' Cedarville Education

Friday, March 22, 2019

Diploma on pile of moneyAs high school seniors and their parents sit down to finalize a college decision before the May 1 deadline, one topic is nearly always part of the discussion: cost.

While many universities — including Cedarville — are taking intentional steps to make a college education more affordable, parents are increasingly looking at job placement rates in order to weigh an institution’s benefits against its costs in an effort to decide whether or not a considerable investment is worthwhile.

Cedarville's placement rates continue to be impressive. In a six-month postgraduation final destination survey, 98.4% of Cedarville's class of 2018 reported being employed or in graduate school during that time period. This is not a one-year anomaly: Cedarville's five-year average is 97.3%.

These placement results are well above the national averages reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which has reported an average of 88% over the last five years. But don't just take our word for it. Read the Q-and-A in today's post, originally published in an issue of Cedarville Magazine, and see what parents are saying about their children's experience at Cedarville.

P.S. If your student has been accepted to Cedarville for fall 2019, be sure to pay your reservation deposit soon to ensure his or her place in the incoming class!


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Why Are College Students Leaving the Church?

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Why are college students walking away from church? Why do so many of our brightest young people never return to the church or come back with battle scars after their college experience?

As a parent of a high school student, you may have these questions on your mind. Helping college students stay true to their faith is also on the heart of Thomas White, President of Cedarville University. In today's post, you'll find an insightful video where Dr. White speaks directly to parents about what Cedarville is doing to counteract this concerning trend.


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Shop the Yellow Jacket Zone Today. It's #Cyber Monday!

Monday, November 26, 2018

As you think about Christmas gifts for your future Yellow Jacket (or any Cedarville fan you may know), please visit our online bookstore – the Yellow Jacket Zone – to find a large selection of Yellow Jacket apparel, bags, jerseys, and much more! It's a great way to celebrate your future Yellow Jacket and show your Cedarville spirit this Christmas season. Visit us online today! It's not too late for students to submit an application for admission! Call 1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784) if you...
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Involvement Fair at Cedarville

Friday, October 19, 2018

At Cedarville, we want our students to become people who not only excel in their careers, but who also make a difference in their communities and bring the Gospel to all the areas of influence in their lives. Because of that, each year we hold an Involvement Fair to make students aware of the many opportunities available to practice servant leadership on campus, as part of a local church, and in the surrounding community. They can learn about our more than 100 organizations and local ministries...
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ID: In Christ – President's New Chapel Series

Thursday, August 30, 2018

ID: in Christ chapel series 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 just one way we help our students grow in their walk with Christ, and most students consider chapel a highlight of their Cedarville education! If you really want to understand Cedarville culture and what makes us "tick," you need to experience chapel. Last week our president, Dr. Thomas White, began a yearlong weekly sermon series through the book of Ephesians, titled "ID: in Christ."

Read today's post to learn how you can watch the president's sermon series — and other chapel services — from your home. It's a great way for you to discover the heart of Cedarville University.


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