One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Experience Life at Cedarville to Its Fullest!

Discover the campus events and traditions that bring students together and spark lifelong memories.

Don't miss the opportunity to come together for these meaningful moments that will define your Cedarville experience, even after your 1000 Days on campus come to an end.

Three college students in Welcome Home shirts.Students smiling outside and resting from soccer game.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is packed full of events that unite new and returning Cedarville students to build community and have fun together. With traditions like the Involvement Fair and first day of school donuts, Welcome Week sets the tone for excitement and involvement throughout the rest of the school year. Experience the community of the Cedarville family!

ALT Nights

Welcome fall to campus with Cedarville! Watch highlights from ALT 2, 2023.

ALT Nights are the perfect activity after a busy week and a great time to grow existing friendships while forming new ones. Cedarville's ALT Nights are free events aimed at building campus community through a wide range of engaging activities. You'll create memorable experiences and foster friendships by enjoying food trucks, movies, tournaments, inflatables, and more.

Whether it's Cedarville's Got Talent, the Moonlight Madness basketball game, or Lil Sibs Weekend, each ALT Night has a special theme or main highlight. Throughout the year, there are five ALT Nights, so you'll always have one coming up on the calendar to look forward to!

JS and SoFresh

Group of students smiling in formal clothes outside.

Junior and senior class members get to enjoy JS, an evening formal event held off-campus each spring. With dancing, refreshments, and plenty of photo opportunities, students can take a needed break from academics to celebrate their accomplishments and create memories with friends.

SoFresh is an evening of celebration tailored just for freshman and sophomore students, coinciding with JS. This event gives the Cedarville underclassman community a chance to connect and make lasting memories while engaging in fun, unique activities that aren't usually available around campus.


Whether you come for the costumes, the comedy, or the concert, ELLIV (Ville spelled backward!) is Cedarville's biggest student-run event of the year. Each spring, the campus community gathers for this anticipated event full of talent, laughter, and fun.

Showcasing diverse talents, ELLIV fosters community and encouragement. Students get to celebrate their time and their valued role at Cedarville, cherishing their 1000 Days on campus by joining together for an unforgettable night of music and memories.

Christmas at Cedarville

Campus Christmas

Embrace the season with Campus Christmas, a favorite Cedarville tradition where the campus community comes together to celebrate the wonder of Christmas and our Savior's birth. The campus is blanketed head-to-toe in decorations (there's even a giant slide in the SSC!), and there are plenty of ways for you to celebrate.

The event itself features everything from cookie decorating and heartfelt stories to karaoke and a Christmas train. Don't forget about Deck the Halls, where students go all out and compete with other residence halls to put on a walk-through experience in their hall. It promises to be an unforgettable night of laughter and memories.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Ring in the Christmas season with a festive, 32-foot Christmas tree! Students gather to hear the story of Jesus' birth, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, sing worship songs together, and watch the tree come alive with over 15,000 sparkling lights.

Christmas at the Whites'

Christmas at the President’s house is a long-standing Cedarville tradition. Each year, students eagerly anticipate going to Dr. White’s house for a festive Christmas party. The celebration gives students the perfect time to enjoy being in community with one another and to relax before the busyness of finals week.

Lighted Christmas tree outside.Dr. White smiling with students at his house.