On Aug. 29, 2016, the Athletics & Recreation Pavilion at the Dixon Center made its debut with an official Ribbon Cutting, just one of the many events planned as part of Celebrating U, a day of celebration on which Cabrini commemorated its university status.
The state-of-the-art Pavilion facility includes:
- A fitness center
- A dance/aerobic studio
- A state-of-the-art turf field
- A 25-yard competitive pool
- Dedicated locker rooms for intercollegiate teams
- Training and rehabilitation space for student-athletes
- A multipurpose classroom
- A lobby with a café and social space
- Fitness classes and student events
The expansion allows Cabrini to meet the growing needs of prospective and current students and provides opportunities to host larger events and additional Athletics teams.
“The new Athletics & Recreation Pavilion is a turning point for Cabrini University and Cabrini Athletics,” Dan Luner (’16) said. “With the updated facilities and implementation of new programs, the future of Cabrini is definitely going to be bright.”
Since the Pavilion opened, the Cabrini community has been using the facility and loving the additional space and renovations of the Dixon Center. Students have been excited to start taking fitness classes, as well as utilizing what the Pavilion offers.
“I just started taking yoga, and I find it very relaxing for the same reason as the Pavilion’s lobby: the natural light and big windows,” Jess Ferrarelli (’17) said. “I was surprised by the new equipment in the gym. The treadmills and such have TV screens.”