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
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.
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.
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
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