About Housing at CUA
In an effort to enrich your overall educational experiences, the offices of Housing Services and Residence Life work collaboratively to provide residential facilities that meet student developmental needs, support the formation of community, and encourage the creation of seamless learning environments.
At CUA, students choose from a broad variety of living options. Most freshman live in double rooms that offer highly interactive community-based living. In the spring semester, continuing students participate in an online housing lottery system to choose among available living options, including traditional rooms, suites with shared bathrooms, and apartments with kitchens. Specially designed living and learning communities are offered primarily for freshman and sophomore stduents.
This webpage is intended to assist you in understanding the basics of living on campus. Information regarding the residence halls, current programs, and dining options are included. Regardless of where you live, you will consistently find a focus on faith, community standards, and personal development throughout the residential experience. Welcome to The Catholic University of America!
Housing Application Process
Students should submit the hard copy of the Residence Hall and Dining Services Application to Housing Services. The Priority Application Deadline is November 15th. Applications will be assigned on a rolling basis beginning in early December. Assignment confirmations will be e-mailed; once assignments are made they will also be available online in MyHousing.
MyHousing is a great resource to see your housing and dining assignment, roommates, mailbox and current housing-related billing charges. You can access MyHousing by logging onto Cardinal Station using your Username and Password and navigating to Student Self-Service > MyHousing. New students should have received their Cardinal Station login information in the mail. If you have misplaced your Username and Password, you can call the CUA Computer Help desk at (202) 319-4357 for assistance.
Check-in for New Residents will take place in the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center on Saturday, January 12th and Sunday, January 13th from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Residence Hall Offices will be open on Saturday, January 12th and Sunday, January 13th from 12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
For Special Attention and Action
Dining Services - You may add a dining plan at any time via MyHousing. Dining Plan changes or cancellations can be made online via MyHousing until the Friday of the first week of classes each semester. Please note residential freshmen and sophomores are required to have one of the Anytime Dining Plans.
Disability Support Services - DSS coordinates and assists with the provision of appropriate accommodations to students with documented disabilities.
Tuition Refund Insurance - The Tuition Refund Plan is a private insurance program that supplements the refund policy of CUA as published in the University catalog.
The Office of Housing Services is currently accepting applications for student staff positions. More information can be found on our Student Employment webpage.
Housing Services Websites
Move-in Services (including MicroFridge rentals, linen sales, shipping & storage services)
Services (cable, internet, and laundry)
Packing for College (what to bring and what to leave behind)
Other Websites of Interest
Cardinal Card (including information on Cardinal Cash)
ResNet (internet, cable, and telephone)