On Friday, August 26th, approximately 350 first-year students moved into their residence halls, attended a Matriculation Ceremony, began the three-day New Student Orientation, and enjoyed a campus picnic with their families and new classmates.
In the morning, new students moved into Xavier, East, and Woodcrest Halls, the latter of which has been newly renovated with a handicapped-accessible ramp, new flooring, a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, and perhaps the most exciting addition: air-conditioning units.
With 150 student volunteers, incoming students and their families had plenty of help hauling refrigerators, televisions, and coffeemakers into residence hall rooms.
In the morning all first year students and their families, along with faculty and staff, were invited to a Welcoming Mass.
Later in the day, new students were formally enrolled as members of the Cabrini community at the Matriculation Ceremony, an academic tradition from the 15th and 16th centuries that signals the joint commitment of Cabrini to the enrolling student and of the student to the mission and culture of the University.
During the ceremony, Cabrini presents the official register in which entering students will sign their names.
All students are wished a productive and successful new academic year.