Welcome to the Cairn community!

We know that this is an exciting time for you and your family.  You have been invited to study, grow, and learn what it means to be a biblically minded, well-educated, professionally competent man or woman of character.  We look forward to your enrollment and want to assist you as you get ready to begin your journey at Cairn University.

It is important to stay informed as you begin to prepare for your first days at Cairn. You will begin receiving information from us on a regular basis, so please check your mailbox and email inbox regularly. Additionally, we’ve provided a checklist of everything you need to take the next steps towards your first day as an official Cairn University student.


*All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. Students will receive an email from Academic HealthPlans (AHP) with a link to submit their insurance information.  The student must login to Cairn’s Academic Health Plan website ( to either enroll in the University Student Health Insurance plan (for students without coverage) or provide proof of existing health insurance coverage to waive the USHI.  Please be advised that the Health Insurance Waiver must be submitted by August 1 for incoming fall students or January 1 for incoming spring students to avoid a non-refundable charge for the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan to your student account.

Orientation Events

Spring Student Welcome and Orientation

New students entering in the spring semester will attend this one-day orientation to help them transition to Cairn and get situated before the first day of classes.
January 6, 2018

SOAR: Student Orientation and Registration

Plan to attend one of our upcoming SOAR Days to get a head start at Cairn. Register for classes, get your Student ID, and everything else you need for your first day.
April 20 and June 22, 2018

Fall Student Welcome and Orientation

New students entering in the fall semester, kick off college with a week full of fun activities designed to help you get acquainted with campus, the surrounding area, and your fellow classmates.
August 22-26, 2018

Fall 2018 New Student Arrival Dates

Friday, August 17 Men’s & Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball
Sunday, August 19 Men’s & Women’s Cross-country
Monday, August 20 First Year Programs: (Arts and Culture, Israel & Archeology, Outdoor Action, Urban Ministry
Wednesday, August 22 Student Welcome and Orientation for incoming freshman and transfer students

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