During the first semester at Cabrini and until formally declaring a major, a student's advisor is their COL 101 instructor.
After a student declares a major, the advisor will be a full-time faculty member in the student’s academic department.
Departmental advisors are responsible for helping students explore their academic strengths, their major selection, and their strategies for becoming successful college students.
They also act as a listening ear and assist students if they encounter academic or social obstacles, while also celebrating each student’s successes.
Advisors can assist first-year students to establish and achieve their goals for the first year in college and for the next four years.
Meeting with AdvisorsIn order to best utilize the support their advisor provides, students should maintain an open line of communication with their departmental advisor throughout the first year.
They should look to meet with their advisors multiple times throughout each semester, rather than just when it’s time to schedule coursework.
During the fall and spring semesters, advisors are easily contacted via phone or email, and all faculty members are required to post office hours on their office doors.
Advisors may or may not be available during winter or summer breaks. If a student is not able to reach the advisor and needs immediate assistance, he or she should contact the Office of Academic Affairs.
Students who are unsure who their advisor is should contact the Registrar's Office at 610-902-8545 or visit in person at Grace Hall.