2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Housing Residence hall living is an integral part of the educational process at Cedarville. All single students under 23 years of age, except those commuting from the home of their parents or legal guardian, are required to live in University residence halls. Students 25 years of age and older must secure off-campus housing. Approximately 80 percent of the student body lives on campus in University housing. Men and women are housed in separate residence halls. All offer convenient laundry and lounge areas and house two students per room. Each room is fully furnished. The residence halls have free wireless access. Students select their room and roommate through an online housing system. Continuing students who are registered for the following semester are given priority. New students who have submitted their reservation deposit are granted access to the system after continuing students have made their selections. Complete information concerning residence hall staffing, furnishings, and policies is found on the residence life website (cedarville.edu/reslife). Married students may find housing at Cedar Park, a Universityowned apartment complex, or in one of many area apartments. Graduate and upperclass students can apply in groups of six to live in University-owned, townhouse-style apartments. These three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments are furnished and include a washer/dryer and kitchen. In addition, wireless access continues to be provided. Getting Started Weekend “Getting Started” takes place at the start of each semester, when new students are provided with opportunities designed to facilitate adjustments to their new surroundings. The program includes orientation for parents. Special interest sessions, question and answer times, small group meetings, and social activities provide opportunities to adjust to a new environment. Placement testing may be required during orientation. Vehicles All students are permitted to bring one vehicle to campus if it is properly registered with Campus Security at cedarville.edu/ vehicleregistration. Students must park in lots according to their housing assignment. For more Campus Security information, go to cedarville.edu/campus-security. Ministry Opportunities Cedarville University is dedicated to ministry involvement as a vital part of each student’s education and spiritual growth. Students are challenged to consider how their academic disciplines, interests, and abilities can be used to build relationships to share the Gospel with the people God intentionally places in their lives. Directed by the Associate Vice President for Christian Ministries and coordinated through 14 full-time staff members, Christian Ministries provides training and assistance to the hundreds of students who volunteer each year. Chapel It has been said that the heartbeat of Cedarville University is the daily chapel service held in the James T. Jeremiah Chapel. At 10 a.m. each weekday, the auditorium comes alive as the University gathers to worship, pray, hear from God’s Word, and contemplate relevant issues facing the body of Christ today. Chapel is a place for students to grow and connect as speakers inspire and challenge the University family. Many students participate in one of the many chapel bands that lead worship each day, or work in a production support role. Alumni often mention chapel as one of the things they miss most after graduation. You can watch chapel live weekdays by going to cedarville.edu/chapellive. Discipleship Ministries Discipleship Ministries seeks to create opportunities that foster and flourish 2 Timothy 2:2 relationships, where as a result of walking together, students grow in their relationship with Christ as well as their ability to train others to do the same. Nearly one-third of the student body is involved in upperclassman-led Bible studies. These groups meet weekly throughout the school year and create an atmosphere for spiritual growth through accountability, prayer, open discussion, and loving community. Every fall, students can sign up to join a group. Fit To Be Tied is another strategic ministry specifically targeting seriously dating or engaged student-couples. Couples meet regularly with their mentor couple throughout the school year as well as attending five relevant seminars focused on building Christhonoring marriages. cedarville.edu/discipleship Tied and True exists to cultivate marriages that adorn the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This ministry is a complement to our Fit to be Tied program and seeks to provide guidance and mentoring to our newly married student-couples. The program has two major components: specific small groups for both husbands and wives as well as group panel discussions on topics vital to building strong, biblical marriages that point to Christ. Global Outreach — Local Students reach out to their neighbors through local churches, community outreach teams, using their resources, talents, and time to live out the Gospel while serving others. Cedarville University is located in a region known as the Miami Valley. The cities of Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati are close by, as well as many smaller communities. Dozens of student-led teams serve faithfully in these local communities and churches each week. • Local Church Teams — students serve alongside church members in many areas such as worship/music, youth ministries, children’s ministries, Awana, nursery, etc. • Local Outreach Teams — students serve in various agencies and faith-based organizations, including crisis pregnancy/ abstinence, evangelism/urban, youth and children, jail/ detention, refugee, and special needs ministries. 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 7 Introduction Ministry Opportunities