The Catholic University of America

Mission

The Orientation program facilitates the successful transition of new undergraduate students into Catholic University’s intellectual, social, and faith based communities; promotes student learning and development, encourages independence, and individual responsibility; and facilitates continued student success to graduation.

This is accomplished through programming that emphasizes the University’s academic and community expectations and social and developmental resources and opportunities.

Through personal connections with peer leaders, faculty, and administration, new students and their families will develop an introductory understanding and appreciation of the intellectual, social, and service opportunities available, and gain knowledge of campus and community resources

Vision

Affect the University's retention efforts through a model orientation program that helps students feel welcomed, connect with their new environment, explore their faith, understand expectations, and know where to seek support.

Establish a cohesive and comprehensive Orientation Extended program that more deeply explores what it means to be a student at CUA. Activities and programs will be directed toward student involvement, making connections with individuals and resources, academic success, and broadening student general knowledge of the University.

Sustain a rewarding student staff leadership experience that promotes interpersonal growth and development, and leads to an enhanced peer mentor relationship for new students.

Meet the Executive Staff

 Ana Lincoln, M.A.

 Assistant Director of Campus Activities
 Originally from Troy, Michigan; currently resides in Silver Spring, MD.
 
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  • Undergraduate degree from Hope College in Communication
  • Graduate degree from Bowling Green State University in College Student Personnel
  • Favorite class taken in college: World Religions
  • Favorite extracurricular activity in college: Orientation
  • Favorite thing to do at CUA: Spend time with students
  • Random fun fact: Has seven siblings
  • One thing to do before you graduate: Tour the monuments at night                                                       

 

Kathryn Jennings, M.Ed

 Senior Associate Dean of Students and Director of Campus Activities
 Originally from Pawcatuck, CT; currently resides in Washington, D.C.

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  • Undergraduate degree from Fordham University in Media Studies and Women’s Studies
  • Graduate degree from the University of Maine in Higher Education Administration
  • Favorite class taken in college: Twentieth Century Women Writers
  • Favorite extracurricular activity in college: New Student Orientation
  • Favorite thing to do at CUA: Meet and talk with students
  • Random fun fact: Spent a summer pulling lobster pots
  • One thing to do before you graduate: Go to all the Smithsonians

 

 Meet the Student Coordinators

 Caroline Eldridge

  Ally Morrison 

Hometown: Wellseley, MA
Major & Expected Graduation Date:          Marketing Class of 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Musical Theatre Directing
Favorite extracurricular activity: Redline A Cappella 
Favorite thing to do on campus: Go to Starbucks with friends
Random fun fact about you: I was a Musical Theatre Major for two years
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Visit all of the Museums 
 
Hometown: Cumberland, Maine
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Accounting, Class of 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Managerial Finance
Favorite extracurricular activity: Orientation
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out in the Office of Campus Activities with my friends
Random fun fact about you: I accidentally introduced myself to President Garvey on this first day of Orientation.
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Get a tour of the White House