Over 400 prospective students came to campus to see what their potential new home would be like. Faculty, staff, student ambassadors, athletes and club leaders helped high-school seniors and transfer students on Sunday, April 12.
Accepted Students Day is held every year to help potential Cabrini students figure out if this is where they belong. Ambassadors lined outside of Dixon welcoming the students and their families to registration. John Solewin, assistant director of admissions, was leading the group of student ambassadors. Huddling like a sports team, Solewin helped them lead chants and high-five lines to motivate prospective students.
The day began at around 8:30 a.m. for the early-bird students, but events kicked off at around 10 a.m. Throughout the day there were many events scheduled for accepted students. Campus tours were given as well as speeches and department meetings. During President Taylor’s speech he advised, “Follow your passion. Find something you are really passionate about.”
The day provided prospective students and families the opportunity to gather together on campus and witness Cabrini spirit. “I enjoyed my overall tour experience,” prospective student, Anthony Linder, said. “There was a lot of interaction between the tour guides and students.”
The day offers the students campus tours, in which prospective students are paired with their anticipated majors. “The guides were very informative and told us everything we needed to know about the school, student life and majors. These are the things you look for in a college tour,” Linder said.
Greeted onstage by a local celebrity, the Philly Phanatic, President Taylor supplied students with powerful words on how to make the most of their Cabrini experience. When addressing their attendance he said, “The only reason you came here is to one day leave Cabrini.”
Using #CabriniASD, many prospective students talked about their excitement and their commitment. Students that attended also took a picture with an open frame and the #TeamCabrini logo on it. Many students posted about their acceptance on Twitter and Instagram.
Prospective student Krista Garrison is currently a senior at Washington Township High School. Her sister, Alyssa Garrison, is a junior education major and student ambassador at Cabrini. The Garrison sisters’ parents both attended Cabrini for their college experience. Keeping the legacy within Cabrini alive, Krista attended accepted students day.
“Accepted students day was really impressive. It gave me an overall experience of what Cabrini has to offer,” Garrison said. “Having been to campus before, I liked that I had the opportunity to associate with students and faculty in my major and learn about their experiences.”
The day also allowed the students to hear first-hand accounts of Cabrini College from Cabrini alumni and current students on a discussion panel. “The best part about my tour was when the alumni talked to us,” prospective student Jack Sanders said. “In the Q&A session we got a real feel of how their four years went and how ours could go.”
Cabrini ambassadors were given the opportunity to take prospective students and families around to give them an up-close look of the Cabrini campus and just what Cabrini has to offer. “I enjoyed my tour here today. It was a great experience on such a nice day,” prospective student Nick Alizzi said. “My tour guide Amber Dietrich was really great and energetic. She brought us all around the campus and showed us everything Cabrini has to offer.”