Throughout the Beginnings Program, students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and upperclass students through the following workshops.
These workshops will assist students in preparing for their arrival in August.
Getting to Know You Upper-class student peer mentors will welcome students to campus and create interactive, fun opportunities for students to get to know their peers in hopes of allowing students to develop strong relationships and friendships that will flow into the year.
Justice Matters – Understanding the Core Curriculum
Upper-class student Peer Mentors will introduce incoming first-year students to the college’s Justice Matters curriculum through describing their own academic experience engaging with their Justice Matters coursework. First-year students will also have the opportunity to ask peer mentors about their first-year experience.
Interacting with Faculty Faculty on the campus of Cabrini College are readily accessible to students and enjoy engaging with students throughout the course of the year. Incoming first-year students will have the opportunity interact with faculty from various academic departments in hopes of exciting them for their first-year at Cabrini College.
Introduction to the Summer Reading All incoming first-year students will receive a summer reading that will tie into their coursework in their first-year. Paul Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of English, will introduce students to their summer reading.
Introduction to iWebfolio Over four years, Cabrini students are heavily engaged both in and outside of the classroom. Eric Malm, Ph.D., assistant professor of business administration, will introduce students to iWebfolio, an interactive e-Portfolio that allows students to showcase the work they have done, curricularly and co-curricularly, to help exhibit their work for future careers.
Math and Foreign-Language Placement Exams To help assist Kim Boyd, Ph.D., coordinator of first-year advising, with creating fall schedules, all students will complete the Math Placement Exam. Students who have three years or more of Spanish, French, or Italian in high school will also take the Foreign-Language Placement Exam.