On Friday, Aug. 24, Cabrini welcomed nearly 390 members of the Class of 2022 during Move-In Day and Matriculation.
Under summer skies and amidst a carnival-like atmosphere, complete with music provided by WYBF Cavalier Radio and refreshment stands, incoming commuter and resident students met classmates, arranged furniture and decorated rooms, and said goodbye to family and friends for the semester as they embraced their futures as Cavaliers and participated in scheduled Orientation festivities.
After a Welcoming Mass, the day’s festivities continued with a Matriculation ceremony, in which students officially enroll in the University, and the class flag, official register, and signed Charter of Core Values are presented.
Students and guests were initially welcomed by the event emcee, Mark Kiselica, PhD, Acting Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, who spoke to Cabrini’s student-centric philosophy.
“Students, you should know that Cabrini is a student-centered institution, led by a president who is constantly challenging all of us on campus to always think about what is in the best interest of the students,” said Kiselica.
Acting President Brian Eury shared his own personal mantra while encouraging students to “be an active participant to ensure success.
“Above the light switch in my office I have this note that has five words,” said Eury. “’Keep ahead to stay ahead.’ Please take advantage of everything and every person we have here at Cabrini. … Your Cabrini family is here to support you.”
Alumni Association President Nick Luchko (’01) took the opportunity to offer some advice to students as they embrace the transformative powers of Cabrini, where, as Luchko described, “young people have discovered their passions, realized their destined careers, and have built friendships to last a lifetime with their classmates and professors.
“Your college experience, along with every opportunity you will be faced with in life, will be what YOU make of it,” said Luchko. “Your classes will be as interesting as you allow them to be, by going to class and participating. Your groups of friends will be solid support systems, if you are open to getting to know new people. Your opportunities, such as joining clubs, landing internships, or studying abroad, can be plentiful, if you work hard and take advantage of the resources on campus. And, ultimately, your life after Cabrini will be successful, both personally and professionally, if you make the most out of these four years.”
Orientation events—such as the Student/Faculty Picnic on the Commons; Class Photo; residence hall meetings and meetings with orientation groups and leaders; programs to help ease students into college life; and Cabrini skits and other entertainment options like games and even a Carnival—continued following Matriculation and throughout the weekend.
For highlights from the day's festivities, view our video.