The Catholic University of America

Registering for Orientation 2018

To register for Orientation, follow the instructions provided below. Each student will register all guests accompanying him or her to Orientation; there is a $60 fee for any guests age twelve and over. In addition, each student will select one excursion to attend on the afternoon of Sunday,  August 26.

If you have any questions, please contact the Orientation office at 202-319-5627 or

1. Go to Cardinal Station.

2. Select "Cardinal Students" on the left and sign in.

Visit to find out how to obtain your Cardinal Students User ID information.

3. Under the menu on the left, click on “Student Self-Service.”
4. Click on “Register for Orientation.”
5. Follow the steps for the segment of registration within Cardinal Station, and then use the link that you will be provided with in Cardinal Station to register guests, select your Sunday afternoon excursion, and process your payment.
You will receive an email confirmation of your registration for Orientation. The 2018 Orientation schedule will be available later this summer. Visit the schedule page to learn more.
If you or a family member will need special accommodations while attending Orientation, please call the Orientation office at 202-319-5627 or email