Let the adventure begin!

The following information applies to students attending Lancaster, Pinebrook, and Three Springs. Southern Wesleyan University students have their own page here.

Check out each of the attached documents. This will give you a comprehensive overview of the year ahead along with any necessary steps you need to take before arriving in August. Please check back periodically for future updates or added information. As always, should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or e-mail Austin Glanzer (aglanzer@onelifepath.org) | 717-560-8290 ext. 5567).

Key Dates

2 weeks after application submission – All deposited OneLife students will be receiving a Financial Award Letter from Cairn. 

May 1st - June 15th - Our Site Directors will be sending each of you an academic calendar and the trips you will be attending after this year’s OneLife class has commenced.

August 24th – Arrival to OneLife

OneLife Break Dates:

  •  Arrival - August 24th – 9:00am – 12:00pm

    • Lunch is provided

    • Parents will leave by 3pm

  • Fall Break – TBD

  • Thanksgiving Break – Tuesday, November 26th at 2pm – Sunday, December 1st at 8pm

  • Christmas Break – Tuesday, December 17th at 2pm – Sunday, January 5th at 8pm

  • Spring Break - TBD

  • Graduation - Friday, May 8th at a TBD time

For the Big Move!


Links For Cairn University

Key Steps: 

  1. If you have not formally applied to Cairn University, you can do that here. (Be sure to click the OneLife check box in the application) 

  2. If you have not sent your test scores or high school transcripts to Cairn, you can send that to Shaina Sollenberger. Her email is ssollenberger@cairn.edu.

  3. Be sure to submit your FAFSA to Cairn University (code: 003351 ). You do not want to miss out on free money! 

  4. When all the above items are done, you will then be sent a financial award letter from Cairn University. *Note: If you have not completed all of the above steps you will not be sent an award letter. 

  5. For those who are not going to complete the FAFSA, please let Shaina know.

  6. OneLife is offering scholarships separate from Cairn University! We will be sending individual emails to each student with your OneLife awards. There will be a OneLife line item on the Cairn financial award letter indicating how much you will receive from OneLife as well. 

  7. If you have already received an award letter, you will be sent a second one with the OneLife scholarship amount. 

Review the Getting Started with Technology Guide

The Getting Started guide will walk you through the process of activating your Cairn Mail account, setting up your password, and getting familiar with the various important online resources available to you at Cairn.

Complete and submit all required forms and documents by August 1st.

*Email all health forms to health@cairn.edu

View and Pay Your Bill

Visit Self-Service to access your class schedule, current account balance, financial aid awards and make your tuition payment.  Billing due dates are August 1 for students beginning in the Fall semester and December 15 for students beginning in the Spring semester.

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 (cairn.myahpcare.com) 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.

*If you have any questions about the Cairn forms please email Shaina Sollenberger. (Ssollenberger@cairn.edu)


Child Abuse History Clearance or submit a recently (within the past 5 years) completed check. Please submit completed clearance to Kelly at KSlippey@onelifepath.org

PA Criminal Record check or a recently (within the past 5 years) completed check.  This form may be submitted by email or USPS and is FREE for volunteers. Note:  On the PA Police website, click the link which says, “New Record Check (Volunteer Only).  At the end of the process, choose the “Certificate” option as that is the document needed. For Lancaster please e-mail the completed document to Kelly at kslippey@onelifepath.org, for Three Springs email the document to Katie at kamig@onelifepath.org, for Pinebrook email the document to Derek at dmelleby@onelifepath.org.