June 18, 1957 Charter for Cabrini College issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
November 1957 Cabrini College founding president, Sister Ursula Infante, MSC, welcomes first 43 students to campus.
December 1960 Bishop Furey dedicates Sacred Heart Hall, now Founder’s Hall. First physics laboratory is created.
1961 Cabrini College holds first commencement—35 students graduate. Bruckmann Memorial Chapel is completed.
1965 The College earns full accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Holy Spirit Library is completed.
1967 Counsel Hall, now the Rooymans Activity Center, is completed. Women’s basketball and field hockey are established as the College’s first athletic teams.
1968 Sister Gervase Lapadula, MSC, named second president. First residence hall is built.
1969 Sister Regina Casey, MSC, becomes third president. Woodcrest Hall dedicated on November 13, Mother Cabrini Feast Day.
February 1970 The Board of Trustees amends College charter to accept males.
1971 Evening division opens, attracting non-traditional men and women students to campus, the majority of whom are employed full time. The College initiates major effort to attract transfer students from area community colleges.
1972 Sister Mary Louise Sullivan, MSC, Ph.D., named fourth president. Communications and fine arts majors are added to the curriculum.
1973 Dr. Joseph Romano receives first faculty award.
1974 Joseph Silvestrini ’75 becomes first male president of Student Government Association. First early childhood center, now The Children’s School, is established.
1975 Women’s volleyball team is established. Men’s basketball team is formed. Counsel Hall, now Rooymans Activity Center, becomes the first residence hall for men.
1977 Special education major, secondary education major, and teaching certification in communications are approved by the Commonwealth. Black Student Union, International Club, and Athletic Association are formed. Business administration major is first offered.
1979 Men’s soccer team is formed.
1980 Maguire, Dixon, and Infante Houses are built. The Widener Trust funds the building of a campus center.
1981 McManus, Casey, Lanshe, and Sullivan Houses are built. Cabrini College celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Programs in arts administration and computer science are added. Pew Charitable Trust provides funds for a communications lab in the Widener Campus Center.
1982 Sister Eileen Currie, MSC, is named Cabrini’s fifth president. 606 full-time undergraduate students are enrolled. 28 graduate students enrolled. Widener Campus Center opens.
1983 Political science major is added.
1984 Xavier Hall is built.
1985 150 bachelor’s degrees and 17 master’s degrees are awarded.
1986 Marketing major is added.
1987 Cooperative education program is funded by Title VIII grant.
1989 Renovations to Grace Hall are completed.
1991 753 full-time students are enrolled.
1992 Dr. Antoinette Iadarola becomes the College’s sixth and first lay president. Cabrini helps form the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC). The College’s first strategic plan is developed. The Dixon Challenge, designed to raise funds for a sports/recreation center, begins with a challenge grant from Mr. and Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon.
1993 The Dixon Challenge surpasses goal ahead of schedule and Dixons offer additional funds. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education is established. Dr. Iadarola plays a major role in bringing together SEPCHE’s eight member schools to collaboratively address the challenges of higher education.
1994 Connelly Foundation provides funds towards construction of sports and recreation center.
1995 Dixon House is expanded.
1996 Renovations to Founder’s Hall begin. 994 full-time students are enrolled.
1997 Mother Ursula, MSC, founding president, celebrates her 100th birthday. Cabrini named to the John Templeton Foundation's Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges. First Strategic Plan complete, second Strategic Plan developed.
1998 Dixon Sports Center is completed. Cabrini Apartment Complex is built.
1999 Phase II renovations to Founder’s Hall begin. Renovations to Sullivan House begin. Internet computing major is offered.
2000 Online certificate program in web systems design is introduced. Master of Science in Organization Leadership is offered. The Hamilton Family Foundation Wing opens in Founder’s Hall. Cabrini College student newspaper, The Loquitur, named to the top class of college and university newspapers by the Associated Collegiate Press. Exercise Science and Health Promotion major is offered. 1,218 full-time students are enrolled.
2001 East Residence Hall is built. Biotechnology major is approved. Cabrini gains national acclaim when it enters a technology partnership with Drexel University Cabrini College listed among the top small, Catholic colleges in the North by US News and World Report.Cabrini athletic teams secure six PAC championships.
2002 Wolfington Center is dedicated. Cabrini welcomes 490 students to campus, the largest incoming class in its history. Total enrollment in all programs is 2,142. President Iadarola celebrates her 10th Anniversary. College receives largest gift in its history from the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
2003 College breaks ground for $18.5 million Center for Science, Education, and Technology.
2006 West Residence Hall is built. Cabrini’s first artificial turf field, the Edith Robb Dixon Field, is completed with lighting and seating for 700.
2007-08 Cabrini celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
2008 Dr. Marie Angelella George becomes the College’s seventh president.
2009Cabrini launches its groundbreaking core curriculum, Justice Matters.