Student Affairs

New Students

Fall Orientation

First Year Students
August 24-27, 2017 *mandatory*

Transfer Students
August 24, 2017 *mandatory*

Fall Orientation is Thursday, August 24 through August 27  and includes a number of Cedar Crest traditions and events that will not only help new students navigate through their first days on our campus, but are also a great way to meet classmates.

Orientation Schedules

First Year Student Schedule – August 24-27, 2017
Transfer Student Schedule – August 24-27, 2017
Parent & Family Schedule – August 24, 2017

Registering for August Orientation

To register for August Orientation, log onto MyCedarCrest, click on the Student Affairs tab at the top and then the New Student Information link on the left.

Directions and Parking

Directions to campus can be found here. Note: Some GPS’s will take you to the Wells Fargo across the street from the College. Please cross Hamilton Boulevard and turn left onto campus or refer to Google Maps.

Parking is available in any lot marked #19 on the Campus Map. For August Orientation, it is best to park in the largest lot on campus near Alumnae Hall (#2 on the Campus Map).

Health Forms

Health Forms were due June 15th but they can still be faxed to 610-740-3798 or turned in at Check-in on or before August 24th. These forms are required for all new students and any student with missing or incomplete forms may have a hold placed on their account, have resident hall access removed, and/or be fined. Send completed forms to:

Cedar Crest College
Health & Counseling Services
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104
Fax: 610-740-3798
Email: Dr. Nancy Crane-Roberts

Health Forms can be downloaded on MyCedarCrest. Log in, click on the Student Affairs tab at the top, then New Student Information on the left. The Health Forms information can be found in this section.

Financial Clearance

In order to check-in for orientation, you must be financially cleared. Anyone that is not financially cleared will be directed to the Student Financial Services Office to work out a plan. Please contact Financial Services at 610-606-4602 or before August 24th so the check-in process won’t be hindered.


Check-in on August 24th between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Tompkins College Center (#25 on the Campus Map).

Open Door Ceremony

A campus tradition, Open Door Ceremony officially welcomes you to Cedar Crest as you follow in the footsteps of those who came before you. Open Door is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. on August 24th and is immediately followed by the class photos.

During this ceremony, you will greet the families and friends of your fellow classmates and the rest of the Cedar Crest College community. Please keep this in mind when it is time to freshen up/change clothes and prepare for the Ceremony and class photo in the allotted time before the event.


Playfair is an active and engaging event that you’ll participate in with your classmates on August 24th at 7:30 p.m. It’s best to dress comfortably for this event.


Convocation is the official opening of the College's academic year and new students are welcomed into the academic community. Business casual dress is requested for this event.

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







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