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Cabrini University Stories

Deadline extended to Feb. 23!

We think that Cabrini people can tell Cabrini stories better than we can! In this section, we share some of our favorite student, faculty, and alumni short stories.

Submissions are open for the 2018 short story contest!
This is our second annual Cabrini Story Contest, and we are asking you to share your favorite Cabrini story. 

In 250 words or less, tell us a story that answers one of the four questions below.

  1. How did someone at Cabrini help you in your life? 
    This can be a professor, mentor, classmate, colleague … you name it.
  2. What did you discover about yourself at Cabrini?
    Tell us how you’ve grown or experienced new things.
  3. How has Cabrini taught you to fight injustice or inequity in the world?
    Share a story about how your view of the world and/or your place in it has changed while at Cabrini.
  4. How has your Cabrini experience helped you succeed or get where you are today?
    Tell us how you’ve used what you learned here in your internship, career, or life.


  • Stories can be dramatic, funny, and/or thoughtful. We’re looking for you to capture the essence of life at Cabrini.
  • You can submit one story for each of the four categories, but you can only win first place for one story.
  • Word limit: 250 - stories over this limit run the risk of being disqualified from the contest.
  • Submission deadline: 5pm on February 23, 2018.

Submit your story via email to clc395@cabrini.edu by 5pm on February 23 for a chance to win. The writer of the best story from each category will receive a $50 gift card. All stories have the potential to be published on the Cabrini website and in Cabrini Magazine with author credit!*

Please let us know if you have any questions. We’re excited to see your work.

These are the winners and honorable mentions from the 2017 Short Story Contest, which had dozens of entries and hundreds of votes!

*The Marketing and Communications Department has the right to make small edits to the stories to fix grammar or other technical issues. More substantial changes will be communicated to the author.

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