The Catholic University of America

Registering for Orientation 2015

To register for Orientation, follow the list of instructions provided below.  If you have any questions, please contact Orientation at 202-319-5627 or


1. Sign on to Cardinal Station.

Your Cardinal Station User ID is typically the first four letters of your last name followed by five numbers. Your User ID and password were sent to you via postal mail when you were accepted to the University (or will soon be on its way if you were just accepted). If you have forgotten your User ID or password, you can get a new one by contacting the Information Center at 202-319-4357 or by email at 

2. Under the menu on the left, click on “Student Self-Service.”
3. Click on “Register for Orientation.”
You will receive notification in the mail confirming your registration for Orientation. Review the Orientation 2015 schedule here to find out when you are assigned to get your Cardinal Card and attend the opening session. This information will help you determine what time you should arrive to campus on move-in day. If you or a family member will need special accommodations while attending Orientation, please call the Orientation office at 202-319-5627 or email