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All new students are formally enrolled as members of the Cabrini community at Matriculation. The ceremony takes place at the beginning of the academic year each August in the Nerney Field House at the Dixon Center, where all new students and their families and friends are invited to join together with the Cabrini community. 

After the Matriculation Ceremony, students will continue with their Orientation schedules which includes, meetings with peers and RAs, a picnic with their advisors and Orientation Leaders, and fun evening icebreaker activities!

What is Matriculation? 

Matriculation is an old tradition, originating at Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and marking the moment when students signed the register of the college or university and enrolled in the institution.

The ceremony signaled the joint commitment of the institution to the enrolling student and of the student to the mission and culture of the new school.

Matriculation served then and continues to serve today as the ritual counterpart to the Commencement Ceremony students will experience at the end of their time at Cabrini.

Following in the grand tradition of Matriculation, Cabrini invites family and friends to bear witness to its introduction of the entering class and its presentation of the official register in which entering students will sign their names.