July 28, 2014
What is Cabrini Link?
Cabrini Link is an e‑newsletter from the Office of Student Life for parents, sponsors, and families of Cabrini students.
You will receive one more Cabrini Link this summer (on Aug. 11) to help you know what to expect during the first steps of your student’s college experience.
After August, you will receive at least one Cabrini Link each semester to keep you informed about academics, student life, athletics, campus events, and more.
Message from the Provost
To Cabrini College Parents,
When I arrived at Cabrini College in 2005 as a faculty member in the Sociology and Criminology Department, I knew little about the great legacy of Mother Cabrini and the Education of the Heart provided on this wonderful campus.
Little did I imagine that I would one day have the honor of serving Cabrini as dean and later, provost.
Over the past decade I have fallen in love with the spirit and character that is so embedded among the students, faculty, and staff of Cabrini College.
When I meet prospective students, I am glad to be able to confidently tell them that if they choose Cabrini, they will have four of the best years of their lives.
I can say this because I know of the love and commitment that faculty and staff have for students—and that they will do everything to create the best experience possible for each and every one of them.
I am excited to work together with President Taylor and our outstanding faculty and staff in the upcoming year as we continue living out the mission of Cabrini College.
Plus, I look forward to meeting more parents and families.
Thank you for trusting that Cabrini College is the right choice for your student.
Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D. Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Families Welcome at Orientation in August
Families are welcome to join their students during Orientation on Friday, Aug. 22, which also is Move-In Day for resident students.
Earlier in the day, resident students will register at their residence halls, and commuter students will register in Jazzman’s Café in Widener Center for Orientation.
In the afternoon, there are events on campus for families:
1–3 p.m. - Partnering with Parents Meet & Greet, The Antoinette Iadarola Center for Science, Education, and Technology
“Cool Off and Chill Out” While your student is meeting with his/her advisor and Orientation group, stop by the Meet & Greet to relax and chat with other parents, ask the Partnering with Parents group questions about the college years, or walk around campus offices, which will be open.
3:15 p.m. - Welcome Mass, Dixon Center
4:30 p.m. - Matriculation, Dixon Center Join the College community to ceremoniously enroll the new class. Dress is business casual.
5:15 p.m. - Family Picnic on the Commons
For more information, please call the Center for Student Engagement & Leadership at 610-902-8755.
Workshops Offered to Parents of First-Year Students
During your first year as a parent of a Cabrini College student, you may encounter new situations and have many questions.
Cabrini offers a series of interactive workshops, “Partnering with Parents: Navigating a Successful First Year,” that address many aspects of the first year of college, and provide parents with helpful strategies.
“Cool Off and Chill Out”
Informal reception welcoming parents of new students to Cabrini College
Departmental staff will be on-hand to answer questions and address any concerns while you take a break from a busy day. Refreshments will be served.
“Falling in Step with Financial Aid, Class Registration, & Dining Services”
Topics include adjustment, involvement, time management, social media, and Dining Services.
“Surviving to Thriving”
Topics include roommate agreements, housing lottery, proactive student life choices, and professional experiences.
“Moving Up, Moving Out, and Moving Home”
Topics include preparing for Move-Out Day and supporting your student’s independence, self-sufficiency, and academic progress.
Invitations will be emailed to first-year parents throughout the year.
Workshops are held in The Antoinette Iadarola Center for Science, Education, and Technology. Topics for each workshop are subject to change.
Reminder: Submit Student’s Immunization Records to Health Services
All students should submit their updated immunization records to Health Services prior to the start of the academic year.
Students who wish to live on campus are required to provide Cabrini with proof of vaccination against meningitis on their immunization records.
To update immunization records, print the immunization form and request that your student’s physician completes the form.
On the immunization form, students may select the waiver option if they do not wish to receive a meningitis vaccine.
Please note: Failure to provide proof of vaccination or the selected waiver option on the form may result in an inability to move into the residence halls.
Fax the form to 610-902-8282 or mail it to:
Please make two additional copies of all forms: one for your records at home and one for participation in intramural or club sports activities.
For more information, contact Health Services (610‑902‑8400, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Reminder: Fall Tuition Due by Aug. 1
Tuition payments for the fall semester are due by Aug. 1.
To access e‑bills and make online payments, students should log on to CabriniOne at http://one.cabrini.edu.
Students may authorize parents or others to access their Cabrini accounts.
For more information, contact Billing and Payment Services in the Cavalier Express Center (610‑902‑8188, email@example.com).
Students and Families Mingle at Summer BBQ
On Friday, July 18, more than 80 incoming students and their families visited Cabrini’s campus for a casual BBQ and informational event with activities.
Parents heard from young alumni during a panel and mingle event, and students attended breakout sessions before the barbecue.
For more information, contact Admissions (610‑902‑8552, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Save the Date: Homecoming Weekend
Families and friends are invited to Cabrini to celebrate Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 26–28.
Events include an ice cream social, family movie ("How to Train Your Dragon 2"), Homecoming Parade, athletic games, picnic, a trolley to downtown Wayne, the Kite Festival and Soccer Clinic, and more!
Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of St. Joseph.
A full schedule and registration form will be available in August at www.cabrini.edu/homecoming.
Registration is requested, and will be available in August.