SAGE Orientation – Fall 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Fall Orientation for new SAGE Students will be presented in an online format. There will be an opportunity for students, eager to start their academic careers or continue with their studies, to learn about Cedar Crest College, our culture, the services we offer, and how we can help them realize success on their new campus.


We will be sharing all of the program details in the days ahead.  In the meantime, please peruse this page for some of details about beginning your academic career on this page. If you have questions, contact Academic Services ( with any questions regarding Orientation for new SAGE students.  


For the self-directed learner or for students who are unable to attend orientation below is a list of to-do items for you to get ready for your first day of class.  If you have any questions about any of the items listed below, please contact Academic Services at 610-606-4628 or by emailing

Obtain your Student ID

While the campus is closed, please note that we are unable to create ID cards. You can follow the directions in item number one to submit your information for an ID. Once campus re-opens, IDs will be made.

  1. You have the option to use your own photograph. Please see the directions here: Photo Submission Guidelines for ID.
  2. Contact Lisa Wallitsch (610-606-4666 ext. 3434 or to schedule a time to sit for your photo, or you may visit the Tompkins College Center, room 121, (building #28 on the campus map), Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Note: You must be registered for classes to receive a Student ID card.

Obtain your Parking Permit

To register your vehicle and obtain a parking decal, take the following items to Campus Police:

  • your new Student ID card
  • current driver’s license
  • vehicle registration card
  • current proof of insurance

Campus Police is located in the Safety & Facilities Building (building #25 on the campus map) and is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  Click here for more information about parking on campus. 

NOTE: while the campus is closed you will not need a parking permit. Once the campus re-opens, you will be able to visit campus police to obtain a parking sticker for your vehicle.

Purchase your Textbooks

Textbook information and online ordering may be found by visiting the Cedar Crest College Bookstore online or on campus in the Tompkins College Center, Level I (building #28 on the campus map).  Please note: If you are planning to use financial aid funds to purchase your textbooks, your account will be open and available for the first time on May 4, 2020.  If you have any questions regarding textbooks, please contact the Cedar Crest College Bookstore by emailing

Please note that while the campus is closed orders must be placed online and will be mailed to you. To see more details, including how to access your excess financial aid to purchase books go here: Summer 2020 Bookstore Credit FAQ.

Get Connected

To stay connected to your campus, click here to download the Cedar Crest College app.  Use the app to check out what is happening around campus, post on the campus wall, or see when clubs and organizations meet. You can also add your courses to your calendar within the app, customize your profile and link up with your classmates. 

Virtual Tour of Campus