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

  • What is Cedarville’s Residence Hall Experience Like?

    College was always something I was anticipating, so pulling in to visit Cedarville for the first time was something I was looking greatly forward to. When I visited Cedarville in the spring of 2018, I was blown away.

  • So, There’s More Than Just Corn?

    You’re in the final stretch of your drive, and for the most part all you’ve seen in every direction is fields of corn and rows of soybeans, maybe a farmhouse every now and again. But, don’t worry! You’re not stranded out here — far from it — and you don’t need a car to find a good time. Dayton and Columbus are great, but even in our little town of Cedarville, there’s plenty of things to keep you busy!

  • Will Cedarville Make Me Feel Welcomed?

    When I was accepted by Cedarville, I was scared. Not for the reasons that one would assume a freshman would be fearful of.

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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

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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Dorm Life

Campus Buzz answers questions on what dorm life is like, what you can bring, and how to prepare for your college experience.

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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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Elliv 2017

Watch highlights from Elliv, Cedarville's biggest student-run event of the year!

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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.