The Catholic University of America

Orientation Schedule

Orientation 2016 will take place from August 25 - 28. Sessions for families will be held August 25 - 27.

Schedule App

Download the Catholic University App to view the Orientation 2016 Schedule TODAY! Check out the video below for instructions on how to download and use the app.


Printable Schedule

Click the link below for a printable version of the 2016 Orientation schedule. Copies of this schedule will be available during Orientation, but we encourage you to use the app to create your own personalized schedule. Check out the video above for tips and instructions! 

Orientation 2016 Schedule

Orientation Schedule Overview

The Orientation program provides students and families with the information and resources they will need to be successful at CUA. The Orientation schedule includes a wide variety of programs ranging from academic sessions to social events. Orientation begins on Thursday, August 25 with move-in, followed by a welcome session. That evening, students will meet their Orientation Advisors, their Resident Assistant, and many of their classmates. Friday is focused on academics, and students will meet with their Undergraduate Advisor and Learning Community instructor in the morning, than spend the afternoon with their academic school learning all of the requirements for their major. On Saturday they will learn more about life at CUA, and spend more time with their OA group and residential community. Families, are welcome to attend many of the sessions with their students, and there are also programs designed specifically for families. Family sessions wrap up on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, students will explore DC with their classmates and end the weekend with the first Sunday night Mass of the year. Throughout the weekend, there are special programs for Commuter, Transfer, and International students, as well as Athletes and students in the Honors program. Each night of Orientation there will be a fun social event sponsored by Program Board.