Welcome students entering Cedar Crest College! It's an exciting time to be at the Crest. Everyone here at the College has a vested interest in you making a successful academic, educational, and social transition to our wonderful, close-knit community. This site provides helpful links about upcoming mandatory activities as well as information about various services that are available to you.

Over the course of the next several 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. Note that there are some activities that are only for incoming first-year students, others just for incoming transfer students, and information that is for all new students.                                                               


New Students starting in the Fall of 2022: 

  • S.O.A.R.-June 11th! (Please register by June 3rd!)
  • August 18-21, 2022 - First-Year Student Orientation
  • August 18, 2022 - Transfer Student Orientation
  • August 18, 2022 - Parent and Family Orientation

Visit the Orientation website at for more information. Check this site and your email often for updated information. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 610-606-4680.   

August Orientation is our largest orientation of the year. This four-day experience is required for all first-time, incoming Cedar Crest students and is always scheduled on the four days leading up to the first day of classes for the fall semester. Orientation is a jam-packed experience designed to highlight everything Cedar Crest College has to offer.

During Orientation STUDENTS will:

  • Meet their classmates, academic advisor, and even some professors!
  • Learn their way around campus and engage with the local community
  • Make tons of new friends

During Orientation PARENTS AND FAMILIES will:

  • Learn about what the First Year at college will look like for you and your student
  • Learn ways to support your student as they transition into college
  • Meet Faculty, Staff, and Administrators that your student will engage with during their first year
  • Have a chance to ask any questions
  • Gain peace of mind that you are making the right choice for your First-Year Student!

All first-time incoming students are required to attend August Orientation from 8/18/22-8/21/22. Any student who is transferring into Cedar Crest College is required to attend Transfer Student Orientation on 8/18/22 and is welcome to attend the following days at their discretion. International students are required to attend International Student Orientation on 8/18/22 and 8/21/21 and are strongly encouraged to attend traditional orientation as well. Parents and Families of all incoming students will have the opportunity to participate in their own Orientation experience on 8/18/22. All orientation schedules will be available in mid-August.

August Orientation runs from Thursday, August 18-Sunday, August 21 2022 and is MANDATORY for all incoming students.

Our Office of Residence Life is committed to creating a living and learning environment where each student can achieve their academic and personal goals. Student involvement is an important piece of creating and maintaining halls which are safe, conducive to academics and fun! To learn more about our Residence Life Office, click here. If you plan to live on campus this year you must complete the online housing application on eRezLife. Note that undergraduate students residing on campus must also have a meal plan. This information is included in the housing application. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Residence Life at 610-606-4603 or

Please take the time to fill in the information as accurately as possible because it will be used throughout the academic year. Here are the steps to log into your eRezLife account:

Please review the below login information for eRezLife:
  • Login to eRezLife
  • To login, please use the first part of your Cedar Crest email address (i.e., Jane.Doe) and then your current CCC password.
  • If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Office of Residence Life & Community Standards at

Roommate GroupsIf you intend to live with a roommate, please create a roommate group in eRezLife if you have not done so already. Instructions on how to do this are below.
  • Login to eRezLife
    • Only use the first portion of your email address (i.e., Jane.Doe).
    • If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Office of Residence Life & Community Standards at
  • To select a roommate, click My Roommate Profile
  • Create request a roommate
    • Click My Roommate Profile and update this information
    • Click Roommate Groups
    • Click Create New Roommate Group

Your residence hall room and roommate are provided for your information and reference. If a roommate is not listed, then you do not currently have one. If you have any questions about your housing information, please contact the residence life staff at or 610-606-4603. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

You do not have any current residence life information.

Helpful Information
Items to Bring
Butz Hall Information
Curtis Hall Information
Moore Hall Information
Steinbright Hall Information

Applications Due August 30th or January 1st!

Cedar Crest offers great meal plan options for commuter students. Enjoy “all you care to eat” at the dining hall or ala carte at our Falcon’s Nest. Meal plan benefits include enjoying additional “Falcon Dollars,” not to mention not having to worry about pulling out cash or a credit card when you are on campus and want a bite. The meal plan makes it easier to get together with friends on campus or have dinner with a study group. For more information about the meal plans that are available, click here.

Health Forms Due June 15th/December 1st!

Have you submitted your health forms yet? At Cedar Crest College we focus on the health and wellness of our students. All new students must complete the mandatory health forms prior to starting classes in the fall and spring.  New student health forms are due:
Fall Semester: by June 17th or two weeks after enrolling.
Spring Semester: by December 1st or two weeks after enrolling.
Please note that some information can be completed right online. Some forms need to be completed and sent back to the College. Please make a copy of your health forms for your personal records. For more information about our Health & Counseling Center, click here. If you have questions about completing the forms email .

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Do you have questions about your financial aid award, scholarship, term bill, etc? Looking for a financial aid form that you need to fill out? Many of the answers to your questions can be found here. You may also contact our Student Financial Services Office at 610-606-4602.

Our Bookstore has everything you need to be prepared for class. Whether you wish to purchase your text books, or take advantage of our book rental and digital book options, there is something for everyone. In addition to books, it is a great place to find Cedar Crest merchandise and other apparel, school and technology supplies, snacks, and more. For more information, click here. "Like" the Bookstore on Facebook and follow on Twitter while you’re there and be the first to know about sales and specials!

Parent and Family Email Sign Up

Join the College's communication portal for parents and families! By signing up, you can join special interest communities, stay up-to-date on College news and events, and get access to helpful blogs, articles, and websites for college students parents, families, and friends. 

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

At Cedar Crest, we believe the success of each student is due to a partnership between the student, College and family. That is why it is important for you to know about FERPA. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. Both students and parents should become familiar with FERPA.

In accordance to the Department of Education's "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act" (FERPA), written permission from the student is required in order for Cedar Crest College to be able to provide information regarding student's financial aid, student accounts and academic information. The following form allows the student to specify those permissions.

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Important Deadlines and Forms

Follow the steps below to have a successful transition to the Cedar Crest College community!


Mandatory Steps for First Year & Transfer Students for Spring (January) Enrollment

  • Complete New Student Preregistration Survey 
    (Deadline ASAP) - Complete this survey as soon as possible so your advisor can build your course schedule 
  • Complete Virtual Orientation
    (Opens to students in January 2022. An email will be sent to your account with detailed information.)
  • Submit Health Forms 
    (Deadline December 1, 2022 OR two weeks after enrolling: MUST be completed)
  • Health Insurance Waiver (Submission Deadline December 17th, 2022 OR immediately after enrolling)
  • ALEKS Math Placement
    • Taking the ALEKS assessment should take you about 30 minutes and will allow you to be placed into the most appropriate math class. When prompted for the cohort code, please enter: MAXPL-3HLYP
  • Sign-up for Housing & Meal Plan 
    (Deadline January 1, 2022) -Resident students only
  • Please follow the below instructions to apply for housing.
    1. Login to eRezLife
    2. Click Apply for Housing
    3. Next to Spring 2022, select Apply Now
    4. Submit an application
  • Sign-up for Commuter Meal Plan 
    (Deadline January 1, 2022) -Commuters only

Additional Steps for First Year & Transfer Students for Spring (January) Enrollment 

  • Review and Complete the FERPA Form   
  • If you are a student with a disability and you feel you will need academic or other accommodations at Cedar Crest, please request information sending an email to Academic Services ( and writing Disability Resources in the subject line. 
  • Parking Permit Registration 
    To register, students will need to show their vehicle registration, proof of insurance, current driver’s license and Cedar Crest College photo ID to obtain their decals (available at Campus Police 24/7 or at orientation check-in).
  • ID Card: Please email: to schedule an appointment to obtain an official CCID.
  • Purchase your textbooks and supplies for class at the CCC Bookstore!