The Catholic University of America

Dear New Students,

Welcome to Catholic University! This is a very exciting time for you and your family. The next couple of months will go by very quickly, and soon you will be taking your place as a student at Catholic University. Here at Catholic, you will develop yourself, shaping your intellect and learning to accept the challenges of a committed citizen who serves others. We hope that you will challenge yourself and lead others, taking responsibility for your Catholic U experience and making it everything you have dreamed. All of this starts with Orientation.

Orientation 2018 will begin with move-in on Thursday, August 23 and conclude on Sunday, August 26. Sessions for families will conclude on the evening of Friday, August 24. This four-day orientation program is designed to address basic transitional needs and provide you with an understanding of student services and resources. A more detailed schedule will be posted here later in the summer.


An additional orientation session will be offered for international students on Wednesday, August 22. Please contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services for more information about this orientation session.


Over the course of the summer, you will recieve information from Orientation and other University offices. Please review each item carefully for deadlines. The Catholic University of America is preparing for your arrival and we are ready to address your questions and assist with your transition.


Our staff is here to help you in your Catholic U experience. Please do not hesistate to contact us for assistance via phone at 202-319-5627 or via email at


We look forward to meeting you in August! 




Steve Kreider

Director of Campus Activities

Current Students

The selection process for the Orientation 2018 staff is now closed. Please contact Kaitlin Shanahan or PJ Connolly, 2018 Orientation Student Coordinators, at with any questions. 

Orientation Events

  • Aug 23,2018 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Orientation 2018

    The Orientation program facilitates the successful transition of new undergraduate students into Catholic University’s intel... more