Move-In Day 2019 Welcomes More than 300 Incoming Freshmen

CSI President William J. Fritz, CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, and Danny the Dolphin

This past weekend, more than 300 new freshmen moved into the Dolphin Cove Residence Halls at the College of Staten Island (CSI). Nearly 200 campus community volunteers – including students, student-athletes, faculty, and staff – assisted the new students as they moved their belongings to their new dorms. Students from across the New York City boroughs and throughout the world now call Dolphin Cove their new home as they prepare to begin their college journeys. Students were also greeted by CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and College of Staten Island President William J. Fritz, who presided over the annual and highly anticipated waffle brunch. Chancellor Matos Rodríguez, CUNY Trustee Michael Arvanites, and select CSI staff toured the campus including the newly announced, Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business at the College of Staten Island.

Other activities on Move-in Day included town hall events, a DJ, and an evening barbecue. Returning students will move into the residence halls on Monday, September 2.

“I am pleased to welcome our incoming freshmen to Dolphin Cove, and to have the opportunity to provide them with a delicious breakfast as they move in. I also want to thank Chancellor Matos Rodríguez for visiting our campus to meet our students and graciously provide assistance. There is certainly excitement in the air as we embark on another academic year, giving our students the Opportunity to Ascend. Go Dolphins!” says College of Staten Island President, Dr. William Fritz.

“It was wonderful to visit the College of Staten Island with CUNY Trustee Michael Arvanites for move-in day, and to see President Fritz and his administration and staff come together to welcome the students and their families. While watching the students wheel their belongings into the Dolphin Cove, it struck me that I was the one who was being moved. Their educational journey begins here on this beautiful Willowbrook campus, and there is no telling where it will take them,” said Chancellor Matos Rodríguez. “As this school year unfolds, we will be working hard to make sure that they, and all of CUNY’s students, have the best possible environment to pursue their passions – during their time here with us and beyond. Ultimately, it is their progress that provides the most meaningful measure of success for this University.”