The class of 2013 was formally enrolled as members of the Cabrini College community at this year’s annual Matriculation Liturgy, which was held on Thursday, Aug. 20 in the Dixon Center. New students and their families and friends gathered to celebrate the beginning of their college careers.
Matriculation, which is counterpart to commencement, is an old tradition that originated at Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. At this ceremony, the students would be officially enrolled in the institution. This ceremony signified the commitment of the institution to the enrolling student and the commitment of the students to the mission of the school.
This years matriculation was different than years past because of the liturgy that was added in. This was done to represent the Catholic values and tradition at Cabrini College. Before the ceremony, students signed Cabrini’s Charter of Core Values and official register. The ceremony was followed by a picnic on the campus commons.