1) How to pick a good roommate?
This is a big and important question that could make or break your school year. After committing, I joined the Cabrini freshman class Facebook page and reached out to people I might have things in common with. While getting to know these people, it is important to focus on your rooming needs instead of making compromises. Be yourself, upfront, and honest in the beginning and you will find the best fit.
2) What major expenses should I expect?
There were many expenses the first week and throughout the first semester that I was not expecting. A few of these examples being another iPhone charger, a special mounting tape required for a class, and flash drives. Along with some minor expenses such as tape, extra folders, an ID card holder, and a weekend bag. These may seem like small tasks but they do add up to an unexpected costly amount. I recommend setting some money aside to cover these costs.
3) Is it easy to live without a car?
As a freshman, I have found it fairly easy to live without a car. Uber and Lyft are always handy options along with the Cabrini University shuttle system that goes to various places such as the mall, local train stations, Walmart, and the town of Wayne. I have also made friends with upperclassmen who have cars that have been more than happy to offer me a ride.
4) What do you do when you're not in class?
In between classes, I have a lot of free time but always find ways to fill the gap. Half of this free time is taken up by studying and doing homework. The rest of my time is spent with friends, involvement in clubs, relaxing, and outings to all the fun places nearby. It is easy to find things to do outside of class by yourself or with a group of friends.
5) What made you choose Cabrini?
When I envisioned my ideal school I imaged a small, pretty campus, with lots to do in the surrounding area, but not too busy that I would get distracted. I needed a school in a reasonable distance to home and the availability of my major. It was also important to me that the classroom size was low so that I could have a one-on-one relationship with my professors. I chose Cabrini University because they fulfilled my visions and made me feel welcome before I even committed.