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Campus Quality


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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The library has appropriate hours for college students to access at all times needed.

2 College Freshman

Campus Quality: some faculty are rude but some are nice as well

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: It's an old campus and it's in need of updates. They are currently renovating the dining hall and have plans to renovate the science center and at least one dorm.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I love my college! It's beautiful and we have the best professors and activities offered!

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: It's a beautiful area and the buildings are nice.


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The campus is impeccably maintained. All of the buildings, new and old, are kept in great condition. Classrooms, hallways, and other campus spaces are always clean and look like new. Maintenance and repairs are always completed promptly.

Outdoor spaces are beautifully landscaped. As soon as the weather starts to get warm in the spring, the grounds staff is out planting flowers, clipping shrubs, or cleaning fallen flower petals from the sidewalk. The campus is really beautiful, and the maintenance staff takes pride in keeping it that way.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
84 acres
Student Centers
Tompkins College Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Cressman Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Falcon's Nest
  • Residence hall lounges
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Cyber Café in the Tompkins College Center is the campus coffee shop and the best place to grab some caffeine!
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
Cedar Crest has a sustainability initiative that involves implementing energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions in maintenance and groundskeeping. Every space on campus is continually getting "greener."
School Slang
The TCC: The Tompkins College Center is the location of the dining hall, the Falcon's Nest, Samuels Theatre, and the offices of various services on campus.
  • All College Picnic: This event kicks off the academic year, when all students convene for a picnic in the fall.
  • Big Sis, Lil Sis : A program where each incoming student is matched to a "Big Sis" who mentors her in the adjustment to college life and the Cedar Crest community.
  • Fall Family Weekend: This is an annual weekend of activities on campus for students and their families.
  • Hall Olympics: The residence halls compete against each other in a series of fun athletic events.
  • Open Door Ceremony: A ceremony that welcomes new students to campus. Incoming students introduce themselves to the College on the steps of Blaney Hall and are welcomed into the community.
  • Ring Ceremony: Juniors receive the College ring in a ceremony that celebrates their past accomplishments and all of their future successes. The design of the ring has been kept the same for many years, and decades of alumnae all have identical rings.
  • Strawberry Festival: This festival is a fall celebration held on the president's lawn, where the entire campus enjoys strawberries, whipped cream, and strawberry lemonade.
Favorite Things To Do
Students enjoy hanging out in between and after classes. Most students actively participate in student organizations or clubs, and make friendships in their residence halls or in the commuter community that gathers in the Commuter Lounge.
Student Newspaper
The Crestiad
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Cedar Crest has more than 50 student clubs and organizations, ranging from recreational groups to chapters of professional organizations. Many students join a club their first semester. Once you find an organization you like, you can stick with it and work your way up to leadership positions on campus. Students are also encouraged to take the initiative to start their own organizations. You have the opportunity to affect life not only on campus but in the community around you.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
Cedar Crest's performing arts department hosts a wide variety of events in Samuels Theatre, from dance performances to plays, musicals, and performances by the many musical ensembles on campus.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 29 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 21% Hang out
  • 19% Walk in the rose garden
  • 12% Club events on campus
  • 12% DIYs events on campus
  • 12% Free Movie Fridays
  • 10% Swim
  • 5% The activities offered like trunk or treat
  • 5% Go to see plays if im not working them
  • 2% Work in art studios
  • 2% Frisbee

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 18 responses

  • 28% Strawberry Festival
  • 19% Fall Family Weekend
  • 15% All College Picnic
  • 9% Open Door Ceremony
  • 9% Big Sis, Lil Sis
  • 9% Trunk or Treat
  • 4% Ring Ceremony
  • 4% Hall Olympics
  • 4% I many not participate in all activities

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 18 responses

  • 39% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 39% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 17% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 6% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 30 responses

  • 33% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 3% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 13% I hate my school and have no school spirit.


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