Pre-Orientation allows incoming students to meet peers, familiarize themselves with the Cabrini community, and get a head start on adjusting to college life.
What better way to start your college career than to meet new people and settle into campus life early?
Learn about the city of brotherly love in a Philadelphia Tour.
Go behind the scenes in a Sports Arena Tour.
Relax in amazing local gardens during a Brandywine Garden Tour.
Enjoy nature and new friends through overnight camping and canoeing at Base Camp.
Learn about community and cooking in Dedication to Food Excellence.
Challenge yourself at an overnight ropes course with Campus Ministry's CAVenture.
Meet other minority students for peer mentoring in Cabrini's PUMP Pre‑Orientation.
Registration and PaymentPre-Orientation programs require a $100 payment, except for PUMP, which is free.
The fee covers all expenses, including meals, transportation, admission to attractions, equipment rentals (if applicable), and other costs.
Payment is required during application, which can be completed by mail or online.
Residence Halls and Move-InAll Pre-Orientation programs take place in August, just before the semester starts.
All students move into their Residence Hall room, where they will live during their first year at Cabrini. Please bring only the necessities for Pre-Orientation; students only have one hour to move in.
If a student must arrive the day before their Pre-Orientation program, it's no problem.
They will stay in a different, temporary room for the night and move into their room room for the year on Pre-Orientation start date.
During Pre-OrientationStudents might not be accessible by phone during Pre-Orientation.
In case of an emergency, contact:
9:00AM to 5:00PM: Richie Gebauer, Director of the First-Year Experience (610-902-8592)
5:00PM to 9:00AM: Public Safety (610-902-8246)
Enable students to connect with faculty, staff, and/or peers prior to the start of Orientation.
Create an environment for first-year students to begin to feel connected to the campus community and to feel confident and excited about their college choice.
Expose students to some of the transitional issues they may encounter (e.g., roommates, diversity, choices, peer relationships, etc.) and develop strategies to manage these transitions.
Offer upper-class students leadership experience as student leaders through comprehensive selection, training, supervision, and evaluation programs.
Help students have fun, develop a sense of comfort and community, and be excited about their decision to participate.
For more information, contact Saleem Brown, Associate Director of the First-Year Experience, at 610‑902‑8535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.