Welcome to Cabrini!
New Student Orientation helps the newest Cavaliers become familiar with campus while gearing up for academic success.
This program is academic and social. Students learn about life at Cabrini and meet their classmates, as well as faculty and staff.
Cabrini offers a one-day Summer Orientation and this three-day Orientation before classes start in August.
The schedule might be adjusted, but the dates will not change.
New Student Orientation
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
- All campus offices will be open for regular business hours.
- The Cavalier Express Center will be open for regular business hours to answer any questions students may have with regard to their bill, financial aid, etc.
- Visit Public Safety to have IDs made or the Campus Store to purchase books and other supplies.
- The Mail Room will be open for new resident students who have questions about their mailbox and new address.
- Representatives from the Admissions Office will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions.
8:00am – 12:00pm Registration at assigned Residence Halls for all Resident Students
View Move-In Information
8:00am – 4:00pm Breakfast and lunch available for purchase in Jazzman’s Café
8:00am – 4:00pm Information Tent
Path between Xavier and Woodcrest Halls and between the Widener Center and Grace Hall
8:00am – 12:00pm Faculty and staff will visit new students and welcome them in their Residence Halls
9:00am – 12:30pm Optional activities offered by the Campus Activities & Programming (CAP) Board, WYBF Cavalier Radio Station, and the Cabrini Bookstore in front of Woodcrest Hall
Take a break from all the heavy lifting and enjoy some free refreshments from CAP Board, spin the wheel from Cavalier Radio, or purchase some spirit gear from the Campus Store pop-up shop.
9:00am – 5:00pm Visit the Campus Store to purchase books or pick up pre-ordered books
11:00am – 12:15pm Registration for Commuter Students in Widener Center (2nd Floor Lobby)
Commuter students can check in between 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and will be welcomed by upper class students, and/or a faculty or staff member; students will meet with their Orientation group from 12:30-2:15 p.m.
11:00am-1:00pm Cavs Corner open for lunch, Lower Level of Founder’s Hall
Enjoy a delicious lunch in our on-campus dining venue!
11:00am-2:00pm Tours of the Dixon Center Pavilion
Tours leave from the main lobby on the hour
12:30am – 2:15pm Students meet with Orientation Groups and Advisors in assigned classrooms
All new students will go to the classroom noted on their Orientation nametag to meet and get to know their Advisor** and their OLs. After meeting with your advisor, join the community for the Welcome Mass at 2:30pm
**Schedule changes for students needing to make adjustments will occur immediately following the advisor meeting from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Students making changes to their schedule should then join their Orientation group on the Edith Robb Dixon Field for the class picture which will be taken at 3:30 p.m.
12:30 - 2:15pm Transfer students will meet with various campus departments and their Orientation Leaders in the Widener Lecture Hall.
1:00pm - 2:15pm Partnering with Parents & meeting the Deans in the Mansion Dining room.
Families can speak with campus professionals about Cabrini now that their student is here. We encourage you to come ask questions, learn more about what to expect from Cabrini, and meet the Dean of your students' school
2:30pm Welcome Mass, Nerney Fieldhouse, Dixon Center
Mass will be celebrated by Father Carl Janicki for those who would like to attend
3:30pm Class photo on the Edith Robb Dixon Field
Orientation Leaders will accompany students to the field for the class photo
4:00pm Matriculation, Nerney Fieldhouse, Dixon Center
A formal ceremony to officially enroll the new class. Please plan to be seated by 3:50 p.m.; Students will sit with their friends and family for the ceremony. Dress is business casual for Matriculation
4:45pm Family Picnic on the Commons
Enjoy this opportunity to spend some relaxing time with your family before saying goodbye and begin to meet some new friends as Orientation officially begins!
6:30pm Commuter Student Meeting in Jazzman’s Café
Meet others who will be commuting and find out about services offered especially for commuter students!
6:30pm Residence Hall Meetings (meeting locations will be added later in the summer)
Students will meet their Resident Assistant (RA) and other students living on their floor and in their building
8:00pm PlayFair: an interactive experience to meet the Class of 2021!
Meet other members of the Class of 2021, find common interests with one another, and have fun
10:00pm Friday Night Entertainment
Students get to be a part of the show or just enjoy watching. Be sure to make your first night at Cabrini memorable
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
9:30am - 10:30 am International Student Orientation in the Iadarola Lecture Hall
10:15am Meet up with your Orientation group and OLs for a review of the day’s schedule and our first event of the day!
10:45am – 1:00pm Orientation Program Rotations
Orientation Leaders will assist students with their rotations to brunch, a campus safety presentation, and a tour of campus that is "Not your Standard Campus Tour." New students should bring a copy of their class schedules for these rotations so the OLs can show you where your classes are.
12:00pm – 4:00pm Visit the Campus Store to purchase books or pick up pre-ordered books
1:00pm – 3:00pm Real Talk: Cabrini, Grace Hall Atrium and Widener Lecture Hall
Real Talk is an interactive, dynamic, powerful program for students to hear from peers about their experiences, and discuss and learn from each other as you begin your college career
**OLs will let new students know their appropriate location
3:00pm-4:00pm Real World: Cabrini - OL Skits, Grace Hall Atrium
Learn about some real things that have happened on college campuses and how you can best prepare yourself for new challenges and uncertain situations
4:00pm Fun at the Woodcrest Mansion - Mansion Lawn
Tour the beautiful Woodcrest Mansion and enjoy some fun games on the lawn with the newest Cavaliers on campus
5:00pm – 6:45pm Dinner
- Rotation 1: 5:05-5:40pm
- Rotation 2: 5:40-6:15pm
- Rotation 3: 6:15-6:45pm
New students will eat with their OL groups in the same rotations they were in during the morning rotations. Students will meet with their OL and group when they are not on their dinner rotation
8:00pm – 11:00pm Throwback Carnival on Residential Blvd between Xavier and East Residence Halls.
If it rains, the event will be inside the Nerney Fieldhouse, Dixon
Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017
11:00am AHLANA Student Welcome Brunch (invitation only) at the Woodcrest Mansion
The Division of Student Life will host this family style brunch banquet to acquaint first year students of color to Cabrini. Guests will meet faculty and staff of color, and mingle with Cabrini AHLANA upper-class student leaders who will share stories of how they remain successful at Cabrini
12:00pm - 4:00pm Visit the Campus Store to purchase books or pick up pre-ordered books
12:00pm-4:30pm Optional trips to King of Prussia Mall and Target, Buses leave from Founder's Parking Lot A
Visit one of the most iconic malls in the nation, right here in our backyard! With over 400 stores to explore, KOP Mall is the premier shopping destination on the East Coast! Or, get last minute essentials from Target
5:00pm - 6:00pm DIY Cabrini Soccer Spirit before the Soccer Scrimmage in front of the Turf Field.
Paint your face, grab your rally towel, and show your Cabrini spirit before the scrimmage
6:00pm Soccer Scrimmage on Turf Field
Cheer on the Cabrini Cavaliers with your classmates.
7:00pm Mass, Bruckmann Chapel
This is the first Sunday Mass of the semester. Catholic Mass is offered weekly in the Bruckman Chapel.
8:00pm Burn Your Fears, Library Parking Lot
Join us for this ceremonial celebration, where students will have an opportunity to “burn” any remaining fears as they prepare for the first day of classes.