Cedarville 2023 Parent Guidebook

Welcome I graduated fromCedarville College 36 years ago, and I just finishedmy 35th year as a staffmember. But several years ago, I was looking at Cedarville University differently than I ever had before – as a PARENT! My oldest daughter graduated with Cedarville’s class of 2020, mymiddle daughter graduated in 2022, andmy youngest daughter is a current student. As an alumnus, staffmember, and now a parent, I could not bemore excited about where Cedarville is today andwhere we are headed. The transition to being the parent of a Cedarville student brought some unique insights during our oldest daughter’s first year, though. One of those was our desire formore communication!While we live only amile from campus, we seldom sawKylie (she was a crazy busy college student, right?), andwhen she did call home, the kind of information she sharedwas not necessarily what was happening on campus, or who was speaking in chapel, or what programs we might be interested in hearing about. It was about HER. I realized that parents needed a better way to be engagedwith Cedarville andwhat is happening on campus. It is my hope that Parent Connect, prepared especially for parents of current Cedarville students, does just that! My goal is to send you information at least twice amonth that can help you navigate your student’s college experience— like school break times, when the semester ends, when your student has to be out of the residence hall, and how to access the livestreamof chapel. If you are not getting Parent Connect notifications, subscribe at cedarville.edu/parents. As Director of Development, I recognize that parents are one of ourmost important strategic relationships. I look forward to hearing fromyou – let me know the kinds of things youwant to hear about. Howwould you like to become more connectedwith Cedarville as a parent? We will be praying for you as you start this new journey with your student. Please reach out at parents@cedarville.edu if I can be of help. Jeff Beste Director of Development Email: bestej@cedarville.edu