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Welcome to Student Affairs

Our goal in Student Affairs is to help maintain and promote a community of scholars where each of us has the opportunity to develop our potential and explore our talents and interests in and out of the classroom.

The Student Affairs Division consists of the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs & Traditional Enrollment, Traditional AdmissionsAthleticsCareer PlanningCommunity ServiceCommuter LifeHealth ServicesThe Center for Diversity & Inclusion, The Office of New Student ProgramsResidence LifeStudent Activities, and the Tompkins College Center.

Welcome to the Cedar Crest College community!

 Complete the New Student Checklist Here! 

Take the important first steps towards your success at Cedar Crest College by attending May and August Orientations, or in January if starting in the spring. These events are mandatory for all incoming students.

New Students starting in the Spring of 2017: 

New Students starting in the Fall of 2017: 

During orientation you'll learn about:  

  • Campus resources
  • Accessing your student information
  • Advising and registration
  • Setting your educational and career goals
  • Financial aid and paying for your college classes

Over the next few weeks, there are a number of things that will need to be done to ensure that you have a smooth transition. We would like to offer two pieces of advice: Adhere to all deadlines and ask questions if you are unsure. We promise that this will make your life so much easier.

Please click on the New Student Information link on the left (or click here) to view other important information and to complete the New Student Checklist.

College Sanctioned Absence Form (.pdf, 75K)

Going to an event sanctioned by Cedar Crest that will cause you to miss class? Use the attached form to notify instructors about planned absences due to College sanctioned events. This form is designed to assist students in talking with faculty regarding an absence for any college sponsored event.

Students should understand that at the time of absence they should be making sufficient academic progress within the class.

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You have no incoming announcements.

The Big Sis/Lil Sis Program is your opportunity to join (or re-join) a great Cedar Crest tradition while making friends, learning new things, and having fun. Becoming a Big Sis is your chance to connect with a new student, help them to learn about Cedar Crest, get them engaged in campus programs and welcome them to our Falcon family. 


  • Big Party in the Spring
  • Match Up Party
  • Dink Donut Night in the Fall
  • Other Activities to look forward to
    • Camp Out
    • Presidential Pampering
    • Theatre Show Nights
    • And many more...

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Condon, Director of the Student Union & Engagement, at


2016-2017 Student Handbook (.pdf, 590K)

The Student Handbook is prepared by the Division of Student Affairs to provide you with information about campus resources, student life, and college procedures. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Affairs Office at

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All students must complete the emergency contact information form by the end of the second week of classes. Please ensure that your information is accurate. The information that you include on this form will only be used by College personnel (e.g. Campus Police, Residence Life, etc.) in the event of an emergency. Thank you.

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