Although I came into college during the pandemic, the experience was a little easier thanks to the Honors Program!
The friendships built, support provided, and opportunities available made all the difference in my first year all the way to present day. Despite it being a little different than the years prior, it was still a great way to form connections with people from many of my classes and with similar interests as me. A living learning community is something that Cabrini offers which allows you to live in the same residence hall and floor as many others with similar goals and aspirations. It is done in attempt to engage you right from the get-go and immerse you into the mission of Cabrini. It is a reminder of your purpose and that you belong exactly where you are.
This year, we had a few events prior to coming to campus that allowed us to meet people and feel a little better about coming into some new and somewhat intimidating experiences. The faculty and staff laid everything out for us and explained a little bit about what our four years as an honors student would look like. They were very open and answered every question anyone had, big or small.
Personally, I have had a great time being in this program and getting to know so many people with both similar and different hobbies as me. It has been a really good way to form meaningful connections, challenge myself academically and socially, and be involved in a variety of new experiences. These people and moments have created a lasting impact on me, and they are something I will remember for the rest of my life.
For those who are unsure if they want to step into this and join the Honors Program, I highly encourage you do! You will soon realize how rewarding it truly is and the impact it creates on your time at Cabrini, you will not regret it.
Written by: Kaitlyn Pancoast