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March 15, 2013
Most Room and Board Fees Will Not Rise in 2013-14
Cabrini College will not increase regular room and board fees for the 2013-14 academic year.
The only exception to this across-the-board freeze is an increase to $500 each semester for a limited number of single rooms available in residence halls.
The College wants to ensure that a Cabrini education—and overall college experience—remains affordable for the families Cabrini has traditionally served. Therefore:
Does Your Student Have a Housing Assignment for Next Year?
It’s not just about convenience: decades of research have consistently shown that college students who live on campus have higher GPAs and are more likely to graduate in four years than their peers who live off campus.
At Cabrini College, current students can opt to live on campus for the 2013-14 academic year by participating in the housing-selection process.
Space on campus is limited and housing is not guaranteed to all upperclass students. However, students who participate in the process are more likely to secure housing and more likely to get the rooms they want.
As a parent, there are a few things that you may want to know about the process:
Students who want to live on campus for the 2013-14 academic year must apply for housing online at www.cabrini.edu/ResidenceLife by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013.
Students who need special accommodation because of a medical condition must inform Residence Life on the housing application. - Housing Selection Special-Accommodation Information
All students who applied for housing will receive random, computer-generated lottery numbers that determine the order in which they will select their rooms.
Different housing options are available depending on class year. Most resident assistants (RAs) are conducting “housing tours” during the next couple of weeks to show current students their options. - Housing Options
Students will come to one of three “Room Pick” events, depending on their class. - Room Pick for Rising Seniors is Friday, March 22. - Room Pick for Rising Juniors is Saturday, March 23 - Room Pick for Rising Sophomores is Sunday, March 24.
At Room Pick, students will select their rooms, sign the housing agreement, and pay a $200 housing deposit to secure their spot. The housing deposit is a “down payment” on the total cost of housing for the 2013-14 academic year. The deposit is necessary to reserve a spot in housing and is due at the time students select their rooms. If your student decides not to live on campus next year, the housing deposit is fully refundable until June 1, 2013, provided that the student notifies Residence Life in writing by that date to withdraw from housing.
To maintain their selected housing assignment, students must be registered for classes for the fall 2013 semester by May 31, 2013. Students who are not registered for fall classes by that date risk forfeiting their housing assignments to students on the waitlist.
Students who do not submit a housing application by the March 15 deadline or do not attend Room Pick may be added to the housing waitlist. Residence Life will work to fill spaces from the housing waitlist as they become available during the summer and will make housing offers to students who remain in good academic and financial standing with the College.
Please ask your student to talk to her/his RA or attend one of our published “Room Pick” info sessions.
For more information, contact the Residence Life office at 610-902-8410 or email@example.com, or visit www.cabrini.edu/ResidenceLife.
Helping Your Student Find Summer Employment
Summer employment boosts your student’s productivity during his or her time off. Even more importantly, it offers your student opportunities to gain valuable, hands-on work experience that will enhance his or her future career.
Whether or not your student has selected a major, it is important to research career paths, start building a professional network and begin gaining professional experiences through a summer job.
The Office of Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Career Services shares these tips for encouraging students to find summer employment:
1: Share your own personal and professional networks.Connect your student with friends, family, and colleagues who might be willing to discuss their professional experiences.
You might be the best ally to your student’s developing professional network. You never know which of your colleagues, friends, and family members are looking for part- or full-time assistance during the summer months.
Get the word out that your student is looking for a summer position. Consider your professional network: friends, family, your previous employers, your previous professors, college alumni, professional contacts, etc.
2: Promote campus resources, including the Office of Co-op and Career Services.
The Office of Co-op and Career Services offers students resources for researching and securing part-time, full-time and internship opportunities.
A strong résumé, cover letter, and exceptional interviewing skills are essential to your student’s job placement; Co-op & Career Services provides assistance in all of these areas.
Additionally, students are encouraged to register and use the JobSource and the NACELink network, where many positions are posted.
Encourage your student to make an appointment with Co-op & Career Services (www.cabrini.edu/CareerServices, 610-902-8306, firstname.lastname@example.org).
3: Encourage your student to set up informational interviews.
An informational interview is not an interview for a position. The purpose of an informational interview is to help your student explore and define career options.
However, if your student makes a connection with an employer, this one-time informational interview could potentially evolve into a future summer job.
These sessions are useful in researching companies where your student might want to work. Meetings usually last 15 to 30 minutes and are conducted with a person who has hands-on experience in the field about which your student wants to learn.
Student-Worker Position Added to Residence Halls
In a move to deploy Public Safety officers across the campus, work-study students will staff the front desks of residence halls.
Students accepted for these work-study opportunities will receive specialized training in best practices for handling situations that could occur at building entrances.
"Altering Public Safety's role in the residence halls will enhance the overall campus security and provide additional opportunities for the officers to be more visible throughout the campus," says George Stroud, Dean of Students.
Cabrini’s student-produced TV news program, LOQation, covered the story.
Video clip provided by students MaryKate McCann, Rey Jimenez, Nick Cipollone and Starlene Soler.
Attend the Final Parents Workshop This Semester, April 12
Partnering with Parents will present “Moving Up, Moving Out, and Moving Home” on Friday, April 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Iadarola Center Lecture Hall on Cabrini’s campus.
At this final parents-only workshop of the semester, you’ll learn more about preparing for Move-Out Day and supporting your student’s independence, self-sufficiency, and academic progress.
Partnering with Parents Workshops
With Summer Break Approaching, Cabrini Shares Tips for Re-Adjusting to Your Full Nest
Spending a summer at home, away from the daily routine, can be a difficult adjustment for students and their families.
Transitioning from an independent lifestyle on campus to living with family is not always smooth.
Below are some tips to help you and your student have an enjoyable summer break.
1. Negotiate conflicts early. Some sources of tension are predictable: curfews; use of the family car, phone and internet; money; guests; and household responsibilities.
Decide your stance on these areas before your student arrives home, then sit down and discuss his or her preferences. Find a middle ground where all can agree and make these the rules for the summer.
2. Be flexible. After experiencing the independence of living away from home, students may resist attempts to obey rules that were in place when they lived at home.
It is important that parents try to be flexible, while still maintaining necessary limits. For example, you might allow your student to sleep in for the first few days at home, but then ask for a reasonable wake-up hour so that the rest of the family may continue their daily routines.
Try to avoid establishing an early curfew; your student sets his or her own schedule at school. An alternative solution is asking your student to tell you in advance when he or she will be home and to call if plans change. If students want to use the family car, require that they tell you when they’ll return and where they are going.
3. Encourage an adult relationship. Students might be struggling to become adults, which can be a difficult process.
Try listening to their opinions and ideas. Invite them to discuss how they feel about various issues and tell them how you feel. The evolution of an adult relationship with your student will be gratifying for both of you.
4. Accept them. While at college, students are likely to try on new personas.
Parents are encouraged to be accepting of different clothing, hair, friends, and preferences that signal identity development and a move toward adulthood. Maintaining a good relationship with your student requires accepting and appreciating him or her.
5. Show them you enjoy their company. Students need to know that their families are happy to be with them. Allow students time with old and new friends, but ask them to save some time for you.
Ideas are from msnbc.com article by Dr. Gail Saltz, a psychiatrist with New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Art Exhibit: The Eye of The Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka (Part II) January 31–March 18, 2013 Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery, 2nd floor, Holy Spirit Library
An Afternoon of Song by Resident Artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in the Mansion
Senior Graphic Design Exhibition April 8 to August 20, 2013 Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery, 2nd floor, Holy Spirit Library
Cabrini Student Theatre Production, Avenue Q April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20 at 8 p.m. & April 14 & 21 at 2 p.m. Cabrini Theatre, Grace Hall
Accepted Student Day Sunday, April 14, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Nerney Field House, Dixon Center
Relay for Life Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. to Sunday, April 21, at 5 a.m. in the Nerney Field House
Senior Student-Athlete BanquetFriday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. in the Nerney Field House, Dixon Center
Spring Choral Concert Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the Grace Hall Atrium