How do I sign up to live on campus? When you apply to Cabrini, you have the opportunity to choose whether you would be a resident or commuter. If you have signed up to be a resident, you will also need to fill out the form on CabriniVision.
How are new students assigned to residence halls?In general, housing assignments are based on the date your admission deposit is processed. Other factors that guide your housing assignment may include: participation in a designated Living and Learning Community, documented medical needs, and preferences specified in the roommate questionnaire. Freshman residents may not request a specific building or type of room.
How are roommates assigned? We look at all the housing forms and pair people based on their answers. Therefore, it is extremely important that you are completely honest when filling out this form. It increases the chances of being placed with a compatible roommate.
If I know someone else who is attending Cabrini, can we be roommates? Yes, you can request a friend to be your roommate. When you fill out the housing form, there is a section to name the person you want to live with.
However, you should make sure that they select you as well! If they don't, we may not be able to honor your request. If you both select each other, we will have no problem placing you as roommates.
What size sheets should I bring?Extra-long size sheets. Standard twin size sheets will not fit the beds at Cabrini.
Will my room have cable TV service?Yes. Every residence hall room is cable-ready. However, you would need to bring your own television.
I would like to bring my computer. What do I need to connect to the campus computer system and what services are provided? Every computer is configured differently, and one solution may not apply to each and every case.
For complete information regarding computer use in the residence halls, see the Information Technology and Resources website at www.cabrini.edu/ITR.
Who can I contact for help or advice? Students with problems or questions often turn to their resident assistants (RAs) for help. Resident assistants are students who live in the residence halls and have been specially trained to provide appropriate assistance to other residents.
Also, Residence Life staff members are available to help you by providing information, advice, counsel, referral, or assistance in emergencies.
For help with any other problems that may arise, there are many other support services Cabrini College offers, including career services, health and wellness education, counseling and psychological services, the disability resource center, and academic tutoring.
Do the halls remain open during vacation periods? Although residence hall and dining service operations are closed when the College is not in session, Residence Life will attempt to accommodate students who need to remain on campus for academic purposes during break periods.
Depending on the length of the break period and the demand for housing, students may either be permitted to remain in their own room or asked to consolidate into another building for reasons of safety and security.
How does a student living off-campus get on-campus residency? Residence Life maintains a waiting list for undergraduate students who currently commute from home or live off-campus and wish to live in one of the residence halls on campus. Students who place their name on the housing waiting list should understand that the list is managed on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
Are students guaranteed on-campus housing for all four years? Given that demand for housing usually exceeds capacity, Cabrini College is unable to guarantee on-campus housing for any of our students.
Can all students have a car on-campus? Freshman residents are not eligible for on-campus parking privileges. All inquiries about parking should be directed to the Department of Public Safety. Do I need insurance to cover my belongings?In accordance with the Housing Contract, the College is not responsible for the loss of personal property. Residents are encouraged to protect all valuables under their family's homeowners insurance policy. Please contact your personal insurance agent to inquire if additional coverage is necessary. What should I do if I have a conflict with my roommate?You should contact your resident assistant if a conflict should arise between you and your roommate. Resident Assistants are student members of the Residence Life staff that live in the residence halls.
If roommates have differences that cannot be mediated, can room assignments be changed? Students encountering difficulties with their roommates should first discuss these problems with their resident assistant and be prepared to mediate a solution. Irreconcilable differences will be brought to the attention of the area coordinator.
What happens if I get sick? If a student becomes sick, they can go to Health Services located in Founder's Hall. In the event that a student becomes too ill to make it to the Health Services or if the Health Service Center is closed, Public Safety can be contacted for an ambulance.
Is there a campus shuttle service? Where does it go?Students can ride the shuttle to the train station, mall, and other surrounding locations. For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/Shuttle.
How do I find out my mailbox number and combination?Resident Students can obtain their Mail Room box number and combination by logging onto http://app1.cabrini.edu/studentmailboxes/.
Mailroom mailboxes are only available to resident students not residing in the Cabrini Apartment Complex (CAC). Students residing in the CAC will be given a mailbox key by their RA. For more information, call 610-902-8525.
Why don’t you call them “dorms”? Many students and parents use the terms “dorm” and “residence hall” interchangeably. Though having four letters, “dorm” is not a bad word; it is just less accurate than “residence hall” for describing the places where students live on campus.
“Dorm” is short for “dormitory” and comes from the Latin meaning “a place to sleep.” Residence halls are not just places to sleep, but places where our students live and call home for nine months of the year.
Residence halls offer opportunities for increased student engagement, participation in planned events, and shared community. Basically, we say “residence halls” instead of “dorms” because living on campus is about more than just having a bed.