Aug. 11, 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 at least one Cabrini Link each semester to keep you informed about academics, student life, athletics, campus events, and more.
Message from the President
Dear Parents and Families,
The excitement is building at Cabrini. Next week, students will be back on campus. This campus exists for students and it is too quiet here without them. I can’t wait to hear the noise, see the smiles, and feel the energy of our Cavaliers.
I look forward to seeing you at Move-In Day on August 22. I’ll be around the residence halls during morning check-in, so please stop me and say hello.
I also encourage you to attend the day’s events, including the Partnering with Parents meet and greet, Welcoming Mass, Matriculation, and the Family Picnic.
Many faculty and staff at Cabrini College say Move-In Day is their favorite day of the year. While this is my first move-in day here, I have experienced many of them over the decades and I know why it is so beloved.
It is because that day is the beginning of possibility. For the young women and men, they are beginning something that has the possibility to be one of the greatest experiences of their lives. It doesn’t get better than that!
In the Cabrini tradition,
Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D. President
Know When to Arrive and What to Bring on Move-In Day
Move-In Day for first-year resident students is Friday, August 22. To alleviate congestion in and around the residence halls, students have been assigned windows of time to arrive.
Find out when you and your student should plan to arrive at www.cabrini.edu/MoveIn.
As you help your student pack for college, read these helpful tips on deciding what and what not to bring:
Prior to packing anything, your student should discuss with his/her roommate(s) what items each person is responsible for bringing. This is especially helpful for large items such as televisions and refrigerators.
Because there are multiple people sharing a room, space is limited. Consider which items are essential.
If you live close to Cabrini, your student may want to consider only packing clothes for the current season. As the seasons change, students may be able to return home and exchange items.
Use these checklists for recommended items: What to Bring and What Not to Bring
For questions or more information about the residence halls, contact Sue Kramer, Director of Residence Life (610‑902‑8410, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tips for Your Arrival on Move-In Day
If you are moving your student into Cabrini’s residence halls on Move‑In Day, Aug. 22, the Office of Residence Life has helpful tips for a smooth move‑in process.
When you arrive on campus, you will be directed to temporarily park in an unloading area outside the residence halls (if congestion is a problem, you may need to wait in your car for a few minutes until a spot opens).
After your car is unloaded, you can move it to the closest parking area.
Students who will live on campus should check in at tables in front of the residence halls (parents won’t be able to check-in for their students).*
This is where students will receive their room keys, an Orientation schedule, a Student Code of Conduct, and other general information about the College.
To speed up the moving process, volunteers wearing purple T‑shirts will guide you to your student’s room, and they’ll carry a few boxes along the way!
Resident Assistants will be available on each floor to help unpack or answer your questions.
Remember to check the Move‑In Day schedule so that you and your student arrive at the best time to avoid traffic around the Residence Halls. Visit www.cabrini.edu/MoveIn.
* In order to receive a room key, before checking in students should ensure that any billing, registration, or financial aid issues are settled through the Cavalier Express Center.
Contact the Cavalier Express Center (610‑902‑8188, email@example.com).
Last-Minute Shopping for Residence Hall Rooms
If you need to run out for last-minute shopping on Move‑In Day, Aug. 22, there are stores near Cabrini.
View a map of local stores and how to get there.
Shopping Near Cabrini College
Need some room decorating inspiration? Catch Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29 Tuesday, Aug. 12.
During the live feed, Dormify will decorate a room in Cabrini College’s Woodcrest Hall. Tune in!
Helpful Technology Tips for Your Student
The Information Technology and Resources (ITR) Department assists students with technology needs.
Below, ITR shares helpful information for you and your student to know prior to arriving on campus.
Free Antivirus and Discounted Software
Cabrini ITR provides antivirus software free of charge to all students. Resident students are required to use antivirus software on their computers.
If students install the antivirus software offered through ITR prior to moving onto campus, it will take less time to register the network jack in their room.
Students can visit the download page here: download antivirus software for PC or Mac.
Additionally, Cabrini College students have access to an array of software at discounted prices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and many other products.
Visit www.journeyed.com/select/ and select “College,” then “Pennsylvania,” then “Cabrini.”
Resident Students: Buy an Ethernet Cord
Residence hall rooms have network jacks installed for each student so that he or she has a highspeed internet connection through Cabrini’s Residential Network (ResNet).
Prior to accessing the Internet, the network jack in students’ rooms must be registered, and they will need an Ethernet cord. This cord is available for purchase at all computer/office supply stores, and at the Cabrini College Bookstore.
Students should have received an email from ITR with information about ResNet and how to register the jack in their rooms.
Why should I have an Ethernet cord? It is ideal to use an Ethernet cord while in your room so that you have a faster and more reliable connection to the Internet. Download times on CabriniWireless may take much longer than on ResNet. In addition, wireless coverage is not guaranteed in residence hall rooms. As a suggestion, a 10-foot cord is usually long enough for most rooms.
Wireless Internet Access Cabrini ITR provides a wireless connection called CabriniWireless to members of the Cabrini community.
In order to access the CabriniWireless network, wireless devices must be registered on the wireless registration page. Wireless devices could be a laptop, smartphone, tablet, eReader, etc. All users have a limit of four devices that they can register on the network.
It is important that students do not connect to the Cabrini Guest network. The Cabrini Guest network is a special wireless network that is only for visitors to the College.
It has reduced speed, browsing restrictions, and re-authenticates after a period of inactivity. For the best speed and browsing experience, connect to CabriniWireless.
Wireless access is provided in all academic buildings and common areas within residence halls.
Wireless access is not guaranteed in your room, which is why it is important to register the network jack!
Printing, Email Access on Mobile Devices, and Downloading Policy In addition to the items listed above, the links below that contain policies and other useful information.
Student Printing (350 pages are provided every six months free of charge)
Cabrini Email on Mobile Devices
For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/ITR, contact ITR (610‑902‑8366, ITRhelp@cabrini.edu), or visit the ITR office in Founder’s Hall, Room 108.
Support Services for Cabrini Students and Parents
Worried about your student’s potential homesickness or roommate issues? Wondering how you and your student are going to pay for college?
Or maybe you’re curious about how to manage your empty (or emptier) nest when it fills up again during the College’s breaks?
Most likely, one or more of these questions have crossed your mind. Luckily, you have resources at Cabrini College that can help you.
Attend “Partnering with Parents,” a series of free, interactive workshops for parents or guardians of first-year students. A complete list of workshops for the 2014-15 academic year is available:
Partnering with Parents Workshops
Chat with parents who’ve been there. The Cabrini College Parent Council is comprised of parents of current and former students, and they are happy to share their advice about the first year of your Cabrini experience.
To be put in touch with a member of the Parent Council, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about even more resources available to students, such as the Center for Teaching & Learning, the Disability Resource Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Engagement and Leadership.
To find out about all resources for students, email email@example.com.
Families – Relax, Unwind, Celebrate on Move-In Day
Move-In Day isn’t all about lifting boxes and unpacking your student’s college essentials. Families can take a load off at several events that afternoon.
For questions about Orientation, please call the Center for Student Engagement & Leadership (610‑902‑8755).
Take Advantage of Free Fine Arts Events at Cabrini
Cabrini’s Fine Arts Department brings artists and musicians from around the world to the College for free exhibits, concerts and other events open to the community.
Cabrini also features student work in the Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery, and the Cabrini College Chorus performs seasonal concerts every semester.
To learn who is coming to the College this semester, check out the fine arts calendar of events at www.cabrini.edu/FineArtsCalendar.
Root for Cavaliers at Fall Athletics Events
Want to support the Cavaliers this semester?
A calendar for fall sports—men’s and women’s soccer, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, and volleyball—is available on the Cabrini Athletics website at www.cabriniathletics.com.
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.
Forms and information available at www.cabrini.edu/HealthServices.
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 that 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: Cabrini College Health Services 610 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org).