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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.

The schedule might be adjusted, but the dates will not change.

Fall Orientation

 Transfer Student Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018
5-7pm Orientation in Iadarola Lobby and Lecture Hall
 Pick up your keys and move in earlier in the day 12pm-4pm.

*Transfer Students are encouraged to join the Class of 2022 for all other Orientation activities over the weekend.

New Student Orientation

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018
  • 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.
7:30-11:30am Registration at assigned Residence Halls for all Resident Students
7:30am-4pm Breakfast and lunch available for purchase in The Bean (formerly Jazzman's Café), 1st floor of the Widener Center
Information Tent Path in front of Woodcrest Hall and between the Widener Center and Grace Hall
8-11:30am Optional activities offered by campus offices and groups in front of Woodcrest Hall
Take a break from all the heavy lifting and enjoy some fun activities, purchase some spirit gear from the Campus Store pop-up shop, and purchase some light fare from the pop-up food tent.
9am-5pm Visit the Bookstore to purchase books or pick up pre-ordered books
10:30-11:30am International Student Orientation in Grace Hall Multipurpose Room
11am-12:30pm Registration for Commuter Students in Widener Center Second Floor Lobby
Commuter students can check in between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and will be welcomed by upper-class students.
11am-1pm Cavs Corner Open for Lunch, Lower Level of Founder's Hall
Enjoy a delicious lunch in our on-campus dining venue! Lunch is available for purchase for families; new student on the meal plan can use their Cabrini ID for meal credit.
12:30pm Welcome Mass, Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph
Mass will be celebrated by Father Carl Janicki, Director of Campus Ministry. All are welcome to attend!  
2pm Matriculation Ceremony, Edith Robb Dixon Athletic Field 
A formal ceremony to officially enroll the new class. Please plan to be seated by 1:50 p.m.; Students will sit with their friends and family for the ceremony. Dress is business casual for Matriculation. Parents can say a last goodbye to their student after this ceremony.
3:15pm Class photo on the Upper Athletic Field
Orientation Leaders will accompany students to the field for the class photo.

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.

*Students who need to make class schedule changes will have the opportunity to do so during this time, with guidance from their advisor.

5:30pm Student/Faculty Picnic, The Commons
Enjoy this opportunity to meet some new friends and faculty!
6:30pm Commuter Student Meeting, Library Commuter Lounge
Meet other students who will be commuting and find out about services offered especially for commuter students!
Residence Hall Meetings, Assigned Residence Hall Meeting Locations
Students will meet their Resident Assistant (RA) and other students living on their floor and in their building.
8pm PlayFair: an interactive experience to meet the Class of 2022, Edith Robb Dixon Athletic Field
Meet other members of the Class of 2022, find common interests with one another, and have fun.
10pm Friday Night Entertainment, Grace Hall Atrium
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. 25, 2018

10:30am 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-1pm 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.
noon-4pm Visit the Bookstore to purchase books or pick up pre-ordered books
1-3pm Real Talk: Cabrini, Grace Hall Atrium
Real Talk is and interactive, dynamic, powerful program for students to hear from peers about their experiences, and discuss and learn from each other. 
3-4pm Cabrini Skits and Clips, 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.
4-7pm Kick Back Events at Founders Hall Drive, Widener Center, and the Commons
Enjoy some fun games and giveaways with the newest Cavaliers on campus. If it rains, the events will take place in Founders Hall Lobby and the Widener Center.


  • 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.  


Carnival on the Commons
If it rains, the event will be inside the Nerney Fieldhouse, Dixon Center

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

11am-1pm AHLANA Student Welcome Brunch (invitation only)
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 excel at Cabrini.
Noon-4pm Visit the Campus Store to purchase books or pick up pre-ordered books
Noon-4:30pm Optional trips to King of Prussia Mall and Target, Busses leave from the 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 those last minute essentials from Target.
5pm NAVIGATE Program Meet & Greet, Mansion (invitation only)
Students in the NAVIGATE Program will meet the student leaders in this program.
6pm Soccer Scrimmage on Turf Field
Cheer on the Cabrini Cavaliers with your classmates. 
7pm Mass, Bruckmann Chapel
This is the 1st Sunday Mass of the semester. Catholic Mass is offered weekly in the Bruckmann Chapel.
8pm Burn Your Fears, Library Parking Lot
Join us for this ceremonial celebration in which students will have an opportunity to “burn” any remaining fears as they prepare for the first day of classes. 





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