When making the change from high school to college, you gain a lot more freedom than ever before.
In high school, I ran the same routine day in and day out. My days were pretty full, consisting of waking up, driving an hour to school, going to class, partaking in practice, and taking the hour trek back home again. I usually wouldn’t get home until 7 o’clock at night, leaving me just enough time to complete my homework and go to bed.
When I started off at Cabrini, I had so much free time on my hands that I had no idea how to handle that. I would only have two or three classes each day, giving me an ample amount of time to do homework, hang out with friends, and of course, go explore the surrounding area.
Cabrini being located on the Main Line, just outside of Philadelphia, gives students unique experiences to explore. Only a few miles from campus is the world-famous King of Prussia Mall. The mall is currently the largest shopping mall in the United States, boasting over 400 retailers and food options. You can always find Cabrini students browsing options like Primark, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, the food court, and more!
The mall also offers great opportunities to find a dependable job while still being a student at Cabrini.
The best part about everything the King of Prussia Mall has to offer is that you can access the mall by the free Cabrini shuttle. The shuttle stop, located outside the Dixon Center on campus, will take you straight to the mall and back with a valid Cabrini ID.
In walking distance of the mall, you can also find a United Artists Theatre and iFLY indoor skydiving center. A good tip about the movie theater is that the Student Engagement and Leadership Office, also known as SEaL, sells $5 tickets to go see any movie at the theater!
Also, only a few miles from the mall is King of Prussia Town Center. This is a great place to just go hang out with friends or take a night out for a nice dinner. The Town Center offers eateries like Choolaah, Duck Dounts, and District Taco.
As much fun as the mall may sound, there is plenty more to do on the Main Line! Also accessible by the Cabrini shuttle, is Lancaster Avenue. Lancaster Avenue offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and of course, Wawa! My favorite places to visit on Lancaster Avenue are Five Below, Chipotle, Five Guys, and the delicious Minella's Diner.
Feeling like going for a walk? Only a short drive from campus is Valley Forge National Historical Park. This famous Revolutionary War site is a great place to take a stroll. The rolling fields and rich history make it an extremely cool place to take in.
Lastly, only located a mile off-campus is the Radnor train station. Radnor Station, operated by SEPTA, is the best way to access Center City Philadelphia from campus.
Looking for a cheap way to get to the city? Look no further than the SEaL office once again, as they offer $5 round-trip train tickets during Fast Track weeks!