Throughout the Beginnings Program, parents and families can interact with faculty and staff through workshops that introduce areas of the college and help prepare for their students’ arrival in August
Partnering with Parents The Partnering with Parents workshop series offers parents of first-year students free, interactive workshops to help navigate their students’ first year at Cabrini College.
First-Year Advising Kim Boyd, Ph.D., coordinator of first-year advising, will discuss the college’s Justice Matters curriculum and discuss the process of course registration for incoming first-year students.
Cavalier Express Center and Financial Aid Shannon Zottola, director of enrollment, and Michelle Taylor, director of financial aid, will introduce families to the Cavalier Express Center, a one-stop, centralized service for course registration, billing, and financial aid.
Center for Teaching & Learning Lisa Ratmansky, director of the Center for Teaching & Learning, and her staff will meet with families to discuss the academic support services offered through their department, which include the Writing Center, Math Resource Center, Peer Tutor Program, and academic counseling.
First-Year Experience Richie Gebauer, director of the first-year experience, will introduce families to first-year opportunities, e.g., Pre-Orientation, Living and Learning Communities, and LEADStrong. First-year students can participate in these programs to engage with the campus community.
Residence Life Residence Life staff will discuss life in the residence halls and share what students should—and should not—bring to campus during move-in, as students begin their life away from home.
Interacting with Other Families In addition to gathering resources from the offices listed above, family members will have the opportunity to interact with other families preparing to send their students off to college. Staff will be on hand to answer any additional questions.