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March 15, 2013
Most Room and Board Fees Will Not Rise in 2013-14
Cabrini College will not increase regular room and board fees for the 2013-14 academic year.
The only exception to this across-the-board freeze is an increase to $500 each semester for a limited number of single rooms available in residence halls.
The College wants to ensure that a Cabrini education—and overall college experience—remains affordable for the families Cabrini has traditionally served. Therefore:
Does Your Student Have a Housing Assignment for Next Year?
It’s not just about convenience: decades of research have consistently shown that college students who live on campus have higher GPAs and are more likely to graduate in four years than their peers who live off campus.
At Cabrini College, current students can opt to live on campus for the 2013-14 academic year by participating in the housing-selection process.
Space on campus is limited and housing is not guaranteed to all upperclass students. However, students who participate in the process are more likely to secure housing and more likely to get the rooms they want.
As a parent, there are a few things that you may want to know about the process:
Students who want to live on campus for the 2013-14 academic year must apply for housing online at www.cabrini.edu/ResidenceLife by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013.
Students who need special accommodation because of a medical condition must inform Residence Life on the housing application. - Housing Selection Special-Accommodation Information
All students who applied for housing will receive random, computer-generated lottery numbers that determine the order in which they will select their rooms.
Different housing options are available depending on class year. Most resident assistants (RAs) are conducting “housing tours” during the next couple of weeks to show current students their options. - Housing Options
Students will come to one of three “Room Pick” events, depending on their class. - Room Pick for Rising Seniors is Friday, March 22. - Room Pick for Rising Juniors is Saturday, March 23 - Room Pick for Rising Sophomores is Sunday, March 24.
At Room Pick, students will select their rooms, sign the housing agreement, and pay a $200 housing deposit to secure their spot. The housing deposit is a “down payment” on the total cost of housing for the 2013-14 academic year. The deposit is necessary to reserve a spot in housing and is due at the time students select their rooms. If your student decides not to live on campus next year, the housing deposit is fully refundable until June 1, 2013, provided that the student notifies Residence Life in writing by that date to withdraw from housing.
To maintain their selected housing assignment, students must be registered for classes for the fall 2013 semester by May 31, 2013. Students who are not registered for fall classes by that date risk forfeiting their housing assignments to students on the waitlist.
Students who do not submit a housing application by the March 15 deadline or do not attend Room Pick may be added to the housing waitlist. Residence Life will work to fill spaces from the housing waitlist as they become available during the summer and will make housing offers to students who remain in good academic and financial standing with the College.
Please ask your student to talk to her/his RA or attend one of our published “Room Pick” info sessions.
For more information, contact the Residence Life office at 610-902-8410 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cabrini.edu/ResidenceLife.
Helping Your Student Find Summer Employment
Summer employment boosts your student’s productivity during his or her time off. Even more importantly, it offers your student opportunities to gain valuable, hands-on work experience that will enhance his or her future career.
Whether or not your student has selected a major, it is important to research career paths, start building a professional network and begin gaining professional experiences through a summer job.
The Office of Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Career Services shares these tips for encouraging students to find summer employment:
1: Share your own personal and professional networks.Connect your student with friends, family, and colleagues who might be willing to discuss their professional experiences.
You might be the best ally to your student’s developing professional network. You never know which of your colleagues, friends, and family members are looking for part- or full-time assistance during the summer months.
Get the word out that your student is looking for a summer position. Consider your professional network: friends, family, your previous employers, your previous professors, college alumni, professional contacts, etc.
2: Promote campus resources, including the Office of Co-op and Career Services.
The Office of Co-op and Career Services offers students resources for researching and securing part-time, full-time and internship opportunities.
A strong résumé, cover letter, and exceptional interviewing skills are essential to your student’s job placement; Co-op & Career Services provides assistance in all of these areas.
Additionally, students are encouraged to register and use the JobSource and the NACELink network, where many positions are posted.
Encourage your student to make an appointment with Co-op & Career Services (www.cabrini.edu/CareerServices, 610-902-8306, email@example.com).
3: Encourage your student to set up informational interviews.
An informational interview is not an interview for a position. The purpose of an informational interview is to help your student explore and define career options.
However, if your student makes a connection with an employer, this one-time informational interview could potentially evolve into a future summer job.
These sessions are useful in researching companies where your student might want to work. Meetings usually last 15 to 30 minutes and are conducted with a person who has hands-on experience in the field about which your student wants to learn.
Student-Worker Position Added to Residence Halls
In a move to deploy Public Safety officers across the campus, work-study students will staff the front desks of residence halls.
Students accepted for these work-study opportunities will receive specialized training in best practices for handling situations that could occur at building entrances.
"Altering Public Safety's role in the residence halls will enhance the overall campus security and provide additional opportunities for the officers to be more visible throughout the campus," says George Stroud, Dean of Students.
Cabrini’s student-produced TV news program, LOQation, covered the story.
Video clip provided by students MaryKate McCann, Rey Jimenez, Nick Cipollone and Starlene Soler.
For Parents of Seniors
Students Receive Graduation Materials at Commencement Kick-Off
Commencement Kick-Off for seniors in April is a mandatory "one-stop shopping" experience where prospective graduates can pick up graduation materials, announcements, parking passes, Senior-Week tickets, caps and gowns, and information about class rings. It will be held:
For more information about Commencement Kick-Off or about Commencement on May 19, visit www.cabrini.edu/Commencement.
Any questions regarding Commencement can be directed to Joan Kleckner at 610-902-8416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Week Provides Special Send-Off for Students
Each year, the Campus Activities and Programming (CAP) Board offers daily activities during Senior Week, as students approach Commencement.
Though Senior Week is still in the planning process, two events are confirmed:
Tuesday, May 14: Senior Picnic hosted by the Alumni Office
Wednesday, May 15, at 1:05 p.m.: Phillies vs. Cleveland Indians at Citizen’s Bank Park
Other proposed activities include a trip to Atlantic City and a moonlight cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia.
Class of 2013 Leaves Legacy at Cabrini
Each year, members of the graduating class fundraise to make a Senior Class Gift to the Cabrini Annual Fund, commemorating their college experience.
Parents, alumni, and friends of the College also contribute. A Senior Class Gift student committee leads a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year, including writing letters, soliciting in residence halls, and hosting fundraising events.
The Cabrini Annual Fund provides students with necessary financial assistance, sustains the growth and expansion of academic programs, and supports a variety of initiatives that offer opportunities for personal, physical and spiritual enrichment.
This year, the student committee is suggesting that donations of $20.13 be made in honor of the graduating class.
To make a gift, contact Nick Taylor at 610-902-8253 or email@example.com) or visit www.cabrini.edu/Giving.
Art Exhibit: The Eye of The Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka (Part II) January 31–March 18, 2013 Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery, 2nd floor, Holy Spirit Library
An Afternoon of Song by Resident Artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in the Mansion
Senior Graphic Design Exhibition April 8 to August 20, 2013 Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery, 2nd floor, Holy Spirit Library
Cabrini Student Theatre Production, Avenue Q April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20 at 8 p.m. & April 14 & 21 at 2 p.m. Cabrini Theatre, Grace Hall
Accepted Student Day Sunday, April 14, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Nerney Field House, Dixon Center
Relay for Life Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. to Sunday, April 21, at 5 a.m. in the Nerney Field House
Senior Student-Athlete BanquetFriday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. in the Nerney Field House, Dixon Center
Spring Choral Concert Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the Grace Hall Atrium
For more information, call 610-902-8380 or visit cabrini.edu/FineArtsCalendar.