Cabrini Day is an annual celebration of Cabrini’s heritage and mission, honoring the College’s namesake, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, and the College’s foundress, Sister Ursula Infante, MSC.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in a day filled with mission-oriented activities. Events for the day focus around a different theme each year.
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No Day Classes – A Day of Alternate Educational ProgrammingEducational programming in the morning and afternoon of Cabrini Day takes the place of regularly scheduled classes. Classes resume at 4:30 p.m.
Full participation in Cabrini Day by all members of the campus community—students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and trustees—demonstrates our commitment to the mission of the College.
Show Your Cabrini SpiritStudents, faculty, staff, family, alumni, and friends are invited to wear Cabrini College gear or the school colors—blue and white—on Cabrini Day to show their Cabrini pride.
Cabrini Day Agenda
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Cabrini Day Mass in the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of St. JosephPrayers and reflections honoring Mother Cabrini
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.: Heads Up! Mission Tournament in Grace Hall Board Room Teams use their knowledge of Cabrini’s mission to compete in a mission-customized Heads Up! game.
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Lead for Change! in the Dixon Center Nerney Field HousePresentations about social-justice topics by members of the campus community
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Celebrity Brunch in Cavs CornerEnjoy good food served by Cabrini College’s faculty and staff
2 – 3:15 p.m.: Keynote Address in Grace Hall AtriumJohn A. Ducoff, Executive Director of the Covenant House PA Preceded by the following award presentations: - Mastronardi Award for Service and Leadership - Nerney Leadership in Community Service Award - Lead for Change! Awards
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Walk/Run for Social Change around Cabrini College CampusAll members of the Cabrini community are encouraged to don their sneakers and walk/run on a loop around campus to raise their own awareness of homelessness and mental health
5 – 7 p.m.: Dinner and Service in the Mansion Dining RoomServe adult homeless men and women in Montgomery County by working with members of the campus community to package personal hygiene items collected by Cabrini’s Administrative Leadership Team (ALT). These items will be packaged and given to CHOC, the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center in Norristown. Members of CHOC will engage participants in informal conversations about homelessness during the dinner and service event.
Top 5 Reasons To Participate in Cabrini Day
We get to advocate for the change we want to see in the world. Injustice in society bothers us. We often see others suffering and believe more should be done to help. On Cabrini Day, we get to share these stories of injustice that matter the most to us with fellow participants. We get to help by explaining why the injustice exists, and by advocating for change.
We learn how to be a change leader and educator of the heart. Beyond sharing information, we seek to rally others to take action with us. On Cabrini Day, we not only listen to speakers who are leaders of change and who inspire us to join them. We, too, become leaders by educating fellow participants about injustices and showing them the steps to take to make a difference. Through our efforts on this day, we stand with those whose rights have been violated.
We see the power of our campus community to effect change. How do we combat societal injustices like homelessness and human trafficking? We are, after all, only one person. On Cabrini Day, we see that is not the case. We are, in fact, an entire campus community intent on being agents of change. On this day, we meet people we may never have met before, but ones who are part of the Cabrini family and who share our passion for social change.
We win great prizes by participating in mission-related activities. Learning can be a competitive sport. On Cabrini Day, we engage in activities all throughout the day that bring us closer to the mission of the College. Moreover, our participation in the day’s events make us eligible to receive free gifts, which include gift cards to the College Bookstore and local eateries, as well as T-shirts, lanyards, and more. Winners of the top three best presentations at the Lead for Change event on Cabrini Day even receive checks that they can donate to the charity most aligned with their injustice.
We feel good about helping others. Amidst learning, sharing, and competing on Cabrini Day, we pause to recall the purpose of it all, which is helping those around us live lives of dignity and respect. We feel we have made a positive contribution by starting the dialogue and encouraging others to join us in taking action.
Cabrini Day 2013 centered around the theme, “Leadership for Social Change.”