The Catholic University of America


Graduate, Law, and Non-Traditional Student Housing

Caldwell Hall, Aerial View


Frequently Asked Questions

On-Campus Housing for Graduate/Law and Non-Traditional Students

Per the University Student Housing Policy: On-campus housing generally is not available for graduate or non-traditional students, but may be provided on a case-by-case basis upon request of the student and subject to the availability of suitable housing as determined by the University.  The Office of Housing Services also offers guidance and support to graduate and non-traditional students seeking off-campus residence. For more information please visit the Student Housing Policy on the University Policy webpage.


On-Campus Housing Availability - 2014 2015

For Academic Year 2014-2015 there is space availability in campus housing for graduate, law, and non-traditional students.

·   What is included in the housing room rate?
Comprehensive charges for all room rates include cable, laundry, and Internet. Rates are per semester. Additional information about each residence hall including available amenities, features and sample room layouts is available from the Residence Hall page on the left hand menu.
·   Will I be sharing a room or bathroom?
At this time double with bath rooms are available in Centennial Village. These are two double rooms sharing a bathroom in between. If space permits, some rooms may be offered as single rooms.
·   Will I be living with undergraduates?
Graduate, Law, and Non-Traditional students assigned to rooms with semi-private baths in Centennial Village will be primarily living with their peers. It is possible some Juniors and Seniors may also be assigned to this community. 
·   What are the dates of occupancy?
The residence halls open on August 23, 2014 for Graduate/Law Students and close on December 14, 2014. The halls re-open on January 10, 2015 and close for non-graduating residents on May 10, 2015 and for graduating residents on May 17, 2015. Law Students can request to arrive early or stay late based on their academic class and finals schedule.
·   What policies are in effect for Graduate/Law/Non-Traditional students living in campus housing?
University policies, regulations, and expectations remain in effect in all assignments managed by the university regardless of class standing. The University Policies, Student Handbook, Housing Services Policies, and Residence Hall and Dining Services Agreement are valuable resources in understanding these policies.
·   Is there housing for families?
Unfortunately on campus housing is only available for individuals. Housing Services encourages students to review the Off-Campus Housing Resources to find alternate accommodations to meet individual needs.


Application Process

Interested students can submit a Waitlist Application by logging in to Cardinal Station using their Username and Password and navigating to Student Self-Service > MyHousing > ApplyOnlineGuide to Applying Online can assist you with this process. New students should have received their Cardinal Station login information in the mail. If you have misplaced your Username and Password, please call the CUA Computer Help Desk at (202) 319-4357 for assistance. Housing Services will offer assignments on a rolling basis.


Off-campus Resources Specifically for Graduate/Law/Non-Traditional Students


How can I find off-campus housing?

Housing Services maintains the following services to assist you in navigating the off-campus housing market:

  1. The Off-Campus Housing Resources website allows registered users to search for rental or for sale properties, find furniture, and participate in message boards. CUA students can also search for roommates on this site.
  2. The Off-Campus Housing Resource Center located in Housing Services offers pamphlets and brochures on local apartment complexes, apartment guides, housing resources, and more. A computer station is also made available for students to search online listings.
  3. The Off-Campus Housing Coordinator is available to meet with individuals or small groups to provide consultation to learn more about navigating the off-campus housing market. Contact Housing Services to make an appointment.
  4. The annual Off-Campus Housing Fair will be held in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. This fair brings over 30 apartment complex managers to campus, along with vendors who offer services for apartment living.
  5. During the 2014 Off-Campus Housing Week (week of April 7th), Housing Services will offer resources to provide students with valuable tips on residing off-campus. A full schedule of events is available on the Off-Campus Housing Week webpage.