Three female students cuddle with a puppy in the lower Stevens Student Center

Student Life

Experience Vibrant Community

At Cedarville, our mission is clear: We want every student to be equipped to love God, love others, live with integrity, and pursue excellence in everything they do. Whether it’s late-night conversations in the residence hall, a service project with your campus organization, or an evening sharing the Gospel at a nearby college — your Cedarville experience will be filled with new friendships, fun activities, and incredible memories. At Cedarville, every event and every program is intentionally designed to build a strong community and point you to Christ. Your time at Cedarville will not just be fun; it will be truly life-transforming.

Our Student Blog: Life at Cedarville

  • How Do I Keep In Touch With My Friends and Family Back Home?

    Whether your family and friends are 40 or 400 miles away, it is normal to miss them while you are studying here at Cedarville. Those weeks between hugs from your mom or annoying pestering from your siblings can feel long. The time between hanging out at the mall and watching movies with friends from high school can feel like forever. Keep in touch! The post How Do I Keep In Touch With My Friends and Family Back Home? appeared first on Student Life.

  • Does My Heart Beat with the ‘Heartbeat of Campus’?

    Before you even step foot on campus, you are likely to hear that chapel is the “heartbeat of campus.” And as a junior at Cedarville University, can I just say, this statement is 100% accurate. Chapel is the unifying bow on top that ties Cedarville closer to Christ. As you prepare to move on campus in August, you should know what to expect from chapel.  The post Does My Heart Beat with the ‘Heartbeat of Campus’? appeared first on Student Life.

  • How Can I Stay Active At Cedarville and Beat the ‘Freshman 15’?

    How are you supposed to stay active in Cedarville, Ohio, in the winter, when assignments, Netflix, friends, or Chick-fil-A are calling your name? When you want to get active, whether you prefer sports, lifting, rock climbing, or dancing, Cedarville offers a broad range of activities for people of all interests! The post How Can I Stay Active At Cedarville and Beat the ‘Freshman 15’? appeared first on Student Life.

Campus Experience

Music and Drama

Students actors in "Music Man," performed in Cedarville's DeVries Theatre

Chapel

Students worship in chapel

Living in Southwest Ohio

Students walk down a sidewalk in the fall

Yellow Jacket Athletics

Women's Basketball Team Playing in Callan Athletic Center

Ministries

Group of students on a mission trip

Live on Campus

Keys being passed out on getting started weekend

Activities and Campus Traditions

Cedarville's iconic rock is frequently painted by the students

Join a Student Org

Student org event

Residential Options

Commute to Campus

Designated commuter parking lot

Live on Campus

Keys being passed out on getting started weekend

Living in Southwest Ohio

Students walk down a sidewalk in the fall

Experience Cedarville

Get to know our campus, hear from students, and see how Cedarville intentionally builds genuine community into everything we do.

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1,000 Days

Our President, Dr. Thomas White, shares his passion for transforming students' lives during their 1,000 days on campus.

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First Impressions

Students share their first impressions of their Cedarville experience during Getting Started Weekend.

Virtual Campus Tour

Enjoy an interactive, informative campus experience that will make you think you’re standing right on our beautiful campus.

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Experience the Involvement Fair

With more than 100 different organizations and ministries, there are so many different ways to get involved at Cedarville, and you'll find them all at the Involvement Fair.

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A Day in the Life

Follow a student to get a glimpse of a typical day at Cedarville University.

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Cedarville University Athletics

Whether intercollegiate or intramural, Cedarville offers opportunities for athletic involvement and healthy competition.

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Building Community

At Cedarville, genuine Christian community is intentionally built into every program, event, and activity on campus.