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ORIENTATION

Details for the Class of 2027 Orientation will be set during the summer of 2023!

 


Orientation 2022
August 26–28, 2022

Welcome to Cabrini! 

New Student Orientation is a program for new students to become familiar with campus, gear up for academic success, and learn about campus life. First Year Students are guided through the Orientation program by faculty, staff, and Orientation Leaders (OLs). OLs are returning students volunteering their time to help new students get connected to each other and ready for their first day of classes.  

IGFollow Orientation on Instagram! @cavsorientation 

(For information about the move-in process, see our residence life page)

Friday August 26

Event

Location

Time

Description

Breakfast

Cavs Corner

7am-9:30am

Meal plans, cash, and cards accepted.

Lunch

Cavs Corner

11:30 am-1:30pm

Meal plans, cash, and cards accepted.

Commuter Student Welcome^

Widener Lecture Hall

11am-1pm

Learn about campus resources and activities just for Commuters. Lunch provided.

Matriculation*

Dixon Center Gym

1pm-2pm

Cabrini President, Deans, and other staff welcome you to Cabrini University!

Class Photo*

Grace Hall Entrance

2pm-2:30pm

Take your first photo as an official member of the Class of 2026.

Advisor Meeting*

Classroom listed on name tag

2:45pm-3:45pm

Meet your academic advisor and learn about your Learning Community and COL 101.

Playfair: The Ultimate Ice Breaker*

Dixon Center Gym

4pm-5:30pm

Have a blast at “The Ultimate Ice Breaker” – a favorite activity at colleges nationwide!

Welcome Picnic

Commons
(OLs will have rain location)

5:30pm-7:30pm

A Welcome to Cabrini Backyard Cookout! (Note: Cavs Corner will be closed.)

Cookout is free for all first year students.

Residence Hall Meeting+

Locations provided by RA

7:30pm-8:30pm

Meet your RA and neighbors and review the Residence Hall policies.

Commuter Mixer

Commuter Lounge
Holy Spirit Library

7pm-8:30pm

Mingle with other Commuter students, enjoy snacks, games, and a movie!

Block Party

Mansion Lawn
(rain location: Dixon Center Gym)

8:30pm-11pm

Relax after a long day with live music, inflatables, and lawn games. Popcorn, Italian ice, and other snacks served, and all attendees will be entered into a raffle to win gift cards and Cabrini swag!  

The Grill (1st Floor, Widener Center) will be open 9am-3pm. Meal plans, cash and cards are accepted.
The Cabrini Campus Store (1st Floor, Widener Center) will be open 10am-3pm.

All new students are required to attend all sessions marked with *
All on-campus students are required to attend sessions marked with +
All commuter students are required to attend sessions marked with ^

Saturday, August 27

Event

Location

Time

Description

Orientation Group Meeting*

Classroom listed on name tag

10:15 am-10:45am

Reconnect with your Orientation group and learn how to make the most of your campus experience!

Small Group Rotations*

Various, OL will provide instructions

10:45 am -12:55pm

Includes Brunch at Cavs Corner, Public Safety Presentation, and College Transition 101.

*First year students with meal plans will use their card swipe for Brunch. Students without meal plans will be covered by Orientation Program.

Maximize Your Buzz*

Widener Lecture Hall

1pm-2:15pm

The end of boring alcohol programs and lectures is here. This is serious comedy.

www.collegiate-empowerment.org/buzz

Big Prize Break*

Widener Center

2:15pm-2:45pm

Take a break, have a snack and be entered to win some BIG prizes … like a TV or Echo Dot!

Zero Shades of Gray*

Widener Lecture Hall

2:45pm-4pm

A conversation on sexual assault awareness and prevention that is the “perfect blend” of education, empowerment, and entertainment.

www.collegiate-empowerment.org/zero

Dear Future Self*

Widener Lecture Hall

4pm-5pm

Tell the 2026 version of yourself all your hopes and fears. You’ll get this letter back at graduation!

Dinner & Lawn Games

Commons
(rain location: Mansion)

5pm-7pm

Play some lawn games and enjoy (free!) dinner from the “Pizza Wagon” food truck!

Food truck is limited to first 200 first year students.

Dinner also available in Cavs Corner, 4:30-7pm.

Meal plans, cash, and cards accepted.

Tactical Laser Tag

Dixon Center Gym

7pm-11pm

Come on out for a fast-paced, high-tech, action-packed laser tag adventure!

Karaoke & Crafts

Mansion

7pm-11pm

Do sand art, rock painting, and other crafts as you wait your turn to belt out your favorite songs! Ice cream novelties served. Raffles held at 10:30 for gift cards, prize baskets, and Cabrini swag.

Pool Party & Movie

Dixon Center Pool

8pm-10:30pm

Watch Finding Nemo in the pool!* Enjoy nachos, popcorn, and candy while you play games in the lobby. Raffles held at 10:30 for gift cards, prize baskets, and Cabrini swag.

*Swimsuits required if you plan to swim in the pool!

Seating outside pool is also available.

The Cabrini Campus Store (1st Floor, Widener Center) will be open 10am-2pm.

All new students are required to attend all sessions marked with *

Sunday, August 28

Event

Location

Time

Description

Brunch

Cavs Corner

11:30am-1pm

Meal plans, cash, and cards accepted.

Mass

Chapel

11am-12pm

Catholic Service held in Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph.

Where’s My Classroom? Tours

Grace Hall

1pm-2pm

Nervous about finding a classroom?

Pull up your schedule and have an OL show you the classrooms you’ll be in.

Summer Kickback

Commons
(rain location:
The Grill)

2pm-5pm

Take some time before your first day of classes to relax on the Commons. Tie Dye a bandanna or Cabrini T-Shirt, hangout in a hammock, play lawn games, make crafts, and enjoy the last day of your summer!

*T-Shirts limited to first 50 participants

Dinner

Cavs Corner

4:30pm-7pm

Meal plans, cash, and cards accepted.

Evening Mass

Chapel

7pm-8pm

Catholic service held in Bruckmann Memorial Chapel of Saint Joseph.

Bonfire and S’mores

Upper Athletic Field

7:30pm-9:30pm

Join us for a final celebration to kick off the semester on a sweet note! Some seating will be available – BYO chair or blanket if you have one! In the event of bad weather, the bonfire will be held on Monday, August 29.

The Grill will be open for Late Nite 8pm-12am. Meal plans, cash and cards are accepted.
The Cabrini Campus Store will be open 10am-2pm.


Welcome Week is Monday, August 29-Monday, September 4!

A full schedule of events will be emailed to all students and posted around campus.

Events to look out for include: Hello & a Cup of Joe, Socials for Transfer and Commuter Students, Annual CommUNITY BBQ, Big Prize Bingo, and more!

Be sure to hang out on campus for First Friday on September 2 – a day full of great events including Pancake Breakfast, Outdoor Concert, Arts & Crafts on the Lawn, and Outdoor Movie Night!

And don't forget to save the date for the Fall Involvement Fair – Wednesday, September 14 at 2pm!