May 11 Update: Planning for Fall, “Reopening the Economy” Town Hall, and Summer Programming

May 11, 2020 |

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. (Ephesians 6:10)

This first update of the summer is packed full of news: a first look at plans for the fall, summer programming news, virtual campus visits, tomorrow’s “Reopening the Economy” faculty town hall, where to find the Senior Celebration video, paying student balances, latest research on COVID-19 treatments, and faculty experts in the news.

Planning for Fall – Last Tuesday, the Cabinet spent a full day planning for a smooth and safe return to campus instruction in August. We are working on a comprehensive plan that focuses on the safety of our students, faculty, and staff and upholds our mission of transforming lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship. We are conducting a comprehensive review of nearly every aspect of our operations, starting with Getting Started Weekend. Watch for additional communication next week with updates coming throughout the summer.

Summer Programming – Due to current guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel all on-campus summer events, including academic camps, sports camps, and external conferences. All summer courses will be offered in an online format.

“Reopening the Economy” Faculty Town Hall – Join Dr. Zach Jenkins, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and infectious disease expert, and Dr. Mark Caleb Smith, Director of the Center for Political Studies, for the “Reopening the Economy?: This Is the Question” faculty town hall tomorrow (May 12) at 3 p.m. EDT on Facebook Live. Hosted by Mark Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations, this town hall will examine the economic, health, and political ramifications of reopening the economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reopening the Economy town hall graphic

Virtual Campus Visits – Admissions is continuing to host online virtual campus visits on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. through the end of May. Prospective students and their families can watch a presentation of The Cedarville Experience, take a virtual campus tour, speak live with an admissions representative, and more. Encourage someone you know to register today!

Class of 2020 Videos– The May 2 online Senior Celebration is available for viewing on the class of 2020 website.  You’ll also find the archive of senior memory videos. Check back often; new videos are added daily!

Student Account Balances – Students, be sure to check your account balance on Self Service. If you have questions or are having trouble meeting your financial obligation, the Cashiers Office is available to discuss payment options. Please note that your account must be paid in full prior to returning for fall term. Please contact us at 937-766-7825 or email We look forward to serving you!

Weekly COVID-19 School of Pharmacy UpdateWatch as infectious disease expert Dr. Zach Jenkins, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, provides the latest research on Remdesivir and its recent FDA Emergency Use Authorization to treat hospitalized patients with COVID-19. You can watch past videos on the Resource Videos From Faculty Experts page.

Cedarville Experts in the News – Cedarville faculty and staff members regularly are called upon by the media to offer expert opinion on today’s biggest stories in the news.  Listen as Dr. Jeffrey Haymond speaks about COVID-19 Economics and Dr. Mark Caleb Smith discusses Ohioans: Armchair Epidemiologists.


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  • Claire Hanssen says:

    Any update on Worldview Academy Camp that is being held there in July? Your site says summer camps are cancelled, but Worldview’s site says it is still on. Thanks.

    • Sarah Gump says:

      Hello, Claire! Please reach out to Wolrdview Academy Camp to confirm it is no longer happening. From the perspective of the University, we have cancelled all summer programming; but that does not mean Worldview Academy Camp will no longer be taking place. It just means it will no longer be taking place Cedarville. I hope this helps!

  • LIAMAR YOUNG says:

    May I suggest – more electronic doors so students do not have to touch doors. Keep doors to classrooms open, so students do not have to touch doors. Paper plates and plastic utensils in the cafeteria. Limit self-serving foods. Masks for everyone to be mandatory, at least until further notice. Sanitizer dispensers at every entrance, including dorms. Have students clean doorknobs in their dorms and other surfaces on a daily basis. Establish quarantine rooms away from other students. In classrooms, leave a minimum of two seats empty, in-between students. Masks in social gatherings. Spread sitting out in the cafeteria and other gathering places. Just some ideas.

  • Bonnie Gallagher says:


    Will you be hosting an college visits during the summer. My son and I were hoping to visit the campus as he is interested in apply to Cedarville University.

    Thank you.

    • Sarah Gump says:

      Hello Bonnie! We would love to have you visit campus! We are currently only doing virtual tours. Go to for more information. Please contact Admission for more information about visit days over the summer. You can email them at or you can call them here: 1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784)

  • Becky R says:

    Will on-campus visits start back up in June? We will be in Columbus June 8-18. My daughter was signed up for art camp, which was cancelled, but we were hoping to visit.

    • Sarah Gump says:

      Hi, Becky! We are very sorry about the cancelation of art camp! We are currently only doing virtual tours. Go to for more information. Please contact Admission for more information about visit days over the summer. You can email them at or you can call them here: 1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784)

  • cheryl vandemark says:

    That video says it’s unavailable because it “is private”.

  • cheryl vandemark says:

    Had to miss yesterdays meeting. Is there a way to look at it again?