The Catholic University of America

Cardinal Planner

The Cardinal Planner is just that – a planner, but it’s also so much more! All new students will receive this planner at Orientation, and it is a great resource and planning tool to be used throughout your first year at CUA.

The pages in the front of the planner provide all kinds of resources such as the academic calendar, campus hours, weekly mass schedules, and office contact information. The planner offers both weekly and monthly views. On each day you will find space for items due that day and space to map out your schedule, as well as campus events, deadlines, and holidays. Each week also includes a to-do list and CUA facts. This planner belongs to you, so take advantage of all the resources it provides and make it your own!

Cardinal Challenge

Every week for the first six weeks of the semester, your Cardinal Planner will include 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. Take a look at the weekly challenges below! 

Week One:

Meet with your Resident Assistant*

Week Two:

Get involved at Fall Fiesta

Week Three:

Meet with your Undergraduate Advisor

Week Four:

Get to know your Student Minister*

Week Five:

Reunite with your Orientation group

Week Six:

Meet with a professor

Students will also have the opportunity to win amazing prizes for completing the challenge! Check out the prize list here!

*Commuter student? Don't worry! You can still complete these challenges by meeting with staff members in the Dean of Students Office and Campus Ministry.