Bonfire event is a hit for prospective students

By Elizabeth Krupka
November 14, 2010

What does the mixture of s’mores, a bonfire and a dance with a live band make? The weekend of Nov. 11 at Cabrini College.

Prospective students gathered at Cabrini in the early morning for a tour of the campus and then an explanation of their majors. However, at night the admissions office planned a night of fun for all students current and prospective to let loose and enjoy themselves.

The admissions office planned multiple events to make sure that the prospective students who were staying overnight, got a taste of what Cabrini has to offer on the weekends.

This included a bonfire, which was done for the second year in a row, and a dance.  Both the cheerleading club and the dance team performed at the bonfire event.

“It is great to see at the bonfire that it started only half an hour ago and more students than we expected came. This it’s amazing how many  students have already stopped by, and we are only half an hour into the event,” Mallory Beach, junior elementary and special education major, said.

At the bonfire students enjoyed refreshments such as hot chocolate, coffee and other sweet treats.

“We worked hard to coordinate this event because we wanted to show perspecive students the spirit  and activities on campus,” Felicia Neuber, Cabrini admissions counselor, said.

It was estimated that about 200 prospective and current students attended the bonfire event.

“The dance team is performing and multiple athletic sports teams came out in order to show their school spirit. It was a great turn out for both prospective students as well as current students,” Beach said.

Students seemed enamored with the performances and the bonfire, and all of this excitement continued to build up to the dance.

This school dance was hosted differently than the dances at Cabrini usually are. As opposed to just having a DJ the men’s lacrosse team, who hosted the event, brought in a band.

Costal Vibrations entertained the audience for about an hour and a half before a DJ took over and played the usual music that students tend to here.

“This is exactly what I expected, and I don’t hear about many colleges who host dances and bonfires, and for so many students to show up this is really impressive. I find these events really exciting and entertaining and kind of different than the normal things I hear about college. I like it,” Nicole Porreca, senior at Great Valley High School, said.

After the DJ finished Costal Vibrations played a few more sets and then packed up the night of festivities around 1 a.m.

“This is a really awesome experience. It is really cool to see that everyone is together, these events were also a great way to highlight Cabrini’s community feeling for the prospective students.  I hope that this even becomes a yearly ritual for Cabrini because I could see it being a hit annually,” Justin McCall, Cabrini alumnus, said.

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