Freshmen get first taste of college life

By Cristin Marcy
September 4, 2003

Toccara Buckley

The sweltering heat did not stop eager parents and freshmen from unpacking their cars on freshman move-in day. Packed cars lined up in front of Xavier and Woodcrest, as parents waited to unload their children and prepare them for a new chapter in their lives. As the freshman class settles in for new experiences, many of the upperclassman were eager to welcome them to Cabrini College.

As parents unpacked their full cars, many members from Cabrini’s athletic teams, resident assistants, orientation leaders and the Student Government Association were standing by to help them move in.

Junior resident assistant of Xavier, Kristen Gedtka, said, “the freshman seemed really happy to be here and move-in was very continuous, there was not a bunch of people moving in at once.”

“It seemed everything went according to plan, it was a little hot but it was a very positive area to be in,” freshman Joe Rayner said.

“The RA’s were really nice,” freshman Maryisa Daly said. Daly’s move-in was well organized because she talked to her roommates prior to moving in and they discussed who was bringing what.

Daly also adds, “before moving in I was stressed out because I had my whole life in boxes then when I got here I realized I under packed because I have so much more room than I thought.”

Two days after freshman move-in they also attend the annual Day of Service in which upperclassman guide the freshmen in a community service project. Groups branch out and relocate to places such as SHARE, Ronald McDonald house, Urban Bridges, and the St. Cabrini Home.

The Day of Service is an opportunity to meet new people and share new experiences while helping the community. Many first year advisors and co-facilitators also join the freshmen to help make the experience more enjoyable.

“The day of service was a lot of fun. We had a good time while helping others. You come back at the end of the day feeling really good about yourself knowing that you made someone else smile or laugh that day,” junior Maria Moglioni said.

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