The Catholic University of America

Dear New Students,

Welcome to CUA!  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 CUA 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 CUA experience and making it everything you have dreamed. All of this starts with Orientation.

Orientation 2017 will begin with move-in on Thursday, August 24 and conclude on Sunday, August 27. Sessions for families will conclude in the evening on Friday, August 25. This four-day orientation program is designed to address basic transitional needs and provide you with an understanding of student services and resources. 

Registration for Orientation opens on June 1, 2017. Please register by August 1. Detailed instructions for how to register through Cardinal Station can be found here.

Additional orientation sessions are offered for international students and students registered with Disability Support Services. Click here for more information about these programs.

Over the course of the summer you will receive 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 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 meeting you in August!


Kathryn Jennings

Associate Vice President for Student Engagement

Download the CUA App to view the Orientation schedule, campus resources, and more!

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Click here for more information about how to download and use the app.


Click here to register for Orientation 2017


Orientation Events