When I was a freshman coming into Cedarville, I remember being overwhelmed not only by the adjustment to college life, but also by the number of opportunities presented to me.
So, you’ve picked a roommate, selected your residence hall, and are getting ready to pack up and move into your new home at Cedarville. The next step is preparing to make your dorm room a space you will love.
Fridge, check. Bedding, check. Clothes, check. “What else do I need, mom?” In today’s post, I’m sharing some things that I found essential to dorm life that you may not think of packing off the top of your head. My hope is that you will become aware of some essential but easy-to-overlook items you should pack for your freshman year of college.
As you are preparing to come to Cedarville University, you may be wondering if you have to bring a car. The answer to that question is a simple no.
Life is full of uncertainties, but one certainty is that you’ll be overwhelmed at some point in your college experience.
I came into college thinking it was going to be no sweat. I mean high school definitely had its difficulties—math tests were often a struggle and some projects were more involved than others—but there were definitely times where I could briefly skim material for a test and do just fine. So that being said, I knew college would be tougher, but I wasn’t prepared for just how much tougher or how big of an adjustment it would be. Here are some heads ups that will hopefully help you mentally prepare and kick into gear for college!
Whether your family and friends are 40 or 400 miles away, it is normal to miss them while you are studying here at Cedarville. Those weeks between hugs from your mom or annoying pestering from your siblings can feel long. The time between hanging out at the mall and watching movies with friends from high school can feel like forever. Keep in touch!
Before you even step foot on campus, you are likely to hear that chapel is the “heartbeat of campus.” And as a junior at Cedarville University, can I just say, this statement is 100% accurate. Chapel is the unifying bow on top that ties Cedarville closer to Christ. As you prepare to move on campus in August, you should know what to expect from chapel.
How are you supposed to stay active in Cedarville, Ohio, in the winter, when assignments, Netflix, friends, or Chick-fil-A are calling your name? When you want to get active, whether you prefer sports, lifting, rock climbing, or dancing, Cedarville offers a broad range of activities for people of all interests!
As an incoming student to Cedarville University, there is so much to think about and get in order before that first day on campus. You have to think about what residence hall you are going to live in, what clothes and other items you are going to pack, who your roommate is going to be, and so much more. Another important item on that college checklist is classes. What will you need for classes and how will you prepare for that first day of class?