The Catholic University of America

Dear New Students,

Welcome to CUA! We are so happy that you have joined us as part of the class of 2020 or as a new transfer student. This is a very exciting time for you and your family. You will find that CUA has a lot to offer you - a variety of student organizations and service projects, spiritual engagement, internship opportunities in Washington, D.C., and outstanding faculty who are ready to engage you in new ideas.

To continue to assist you in your transition to The Catholic University of America, the university offers the Cardinal Challenge throughout the first six weeks, through October 7, 2016. Every week for the first six weeks of the semester, your Cardinal Planner contains a challenge. The goal of this challenge is to get you acquainted with people on campus who will be your go-to resources throughout your time at CUA. After each meeting or event you will write a brief reflection describing your experience. Click here to check out the weekly challenges, amazing prize packages, and details about how to enter to win!

Our staff is here to help you in your CUA experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance via phone at 202-319-5627 or via e-mail at

We look forward to seeing you around campus!


Katie Jennings

Associate Vice President for Student Engagement

 Orientation Advisor Applications Open on December 5

Please contact the Orientation Office at with any questions

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