Student Life

As important as academics are, students need more to develop their full potential and be happy in the process. Student Life at Cedar Crest College stresses the importance of nourishing the mind, body and soul of the student in a way that prepares them for success in all facets of life. Student Life encourages all students to take leadership positions in more than 50 clubs and organizations; to participate in community service endeavors at scores of social service agencies; to take charge of their future through proactive career planning; and much more.


Residence Life

Research shows that students who live on campus have a greater level of satisfaction with their college experience because they naturally become more rooted in the campus community.

Whether it’s forming a study group with dorm mates, enjoying a healthy and tasty meal with friends in the dining hall, or something else, residence hall living is also a great way to experience independence and to forge lifelong friendships. It can also save you money compared to off-campus housing!

Go to the Residence Life website


Clubs and Organizations

Cedar Crest College’s 50+ clubs and organizations provide students with all types of interests and abilities countless opportunities to explore their passions while developing their leadership and advocacy skills.

Have an interest in a club that doesn’t exist? Then start a new club. As a liberal arts college, Cedar Crest encourages the formation of new clubs and organizations based on the amazing diversity of ideas that exists on campus!

Learn more about Clubs and Organizations


Community Service

One of the five broad principles of Cedar Crest College is civic engagement, and our students heed the call year after year! The campus surpassed more 27,000 hours of community service in 2010—the highest total ever—and earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fourth year in a row.

Performing community service is a sign of leadership—another key element of a Cedar Crest education—and you can be sure that whatever cause stirs your passion, our Lutz Center for Community Service will provide plenty of opportunities for you to make a difference!

Find out more about Community Service


Commuter Life

A strong college community relies on the diversity and contributions of all students! Commuter Life strives to help commuter students – like you! – become an active part of the Cedar Crest community. We encourage commuters to take part in campus events and activities, clubs, and organizations on campus, and even hold special events to celebrate these students, including those during Commuter Spirit Week. We want every student at Cedar Crest to have a rewarding and satisfying college career!

Commuter Awareness Board (C.A.B.)

To ensure that the needs of commuter students are being met, The Commuter Awareness Board (C.A.B.) sponsors events and provides services for all commuter students. The commuter lounge is located on the first floor of the Tompkins College Center. The Student Affairs Office (Allen House) provides information on Commuter Life.

See the Commuter Life website