The Catholic University of America


Fall Opening 2013

All of us here at The Catholic University of America are awaiting your arrival and are excited to welcome our students to campus! The information below will help make your arrival and check-in run smoothly. If you have questions, please contact us.  


Check-in Dates and Times 

Following is the check-in schedule, please make your travel plans accordingly.

Group Date Time Location
New Students


Thursday, August 22nd


8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Continuing Students

Saturday, August 24th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Sunday, August 25th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.



Late Arrivals

Students who do not check-in by their arrival date are considered late arrivals.  For new students this is August 22nd and for continuing students August 25th.  If you need to check-in after your arrival date, please contact us to let us know.  For more information regarding late arrivals please see our policies page. 

Moving into Your Assignment

Opening day is a busy and exciting time on campus. We encourage you to use the available move-in information to help make your experience as smooth as possible. This helpful information includes maps, traffic flow, parking, and where to get your keys. For New Students arriving on August 22nd, Orientation Opening Sessions are assigned by Learning Community Sections. Please use those times as a guide to schedule your arrival to campus. Staggered arrival will help ease traffic flow and make it easier for us to serve you.

Check-In Links 

Assignment Information

Campus Map

Check-In FAQs

Directions To CUA

Local Hotels

Mailing Address Information

Move-in Services (MicroFridge rentals, linen sales, storage and shipping services)

New Student Housing Information

New Student Orientation

Packing for College

Residence Life

Room Changes

Shopping Resources

Students moving into the Residence Halls.


Parking Policy

As you plan for your return to campus, please note the University Parking Policy. As part of the University’s Master Plan and its commitment to reduce the number of cars on campus, resident freshmen and sophmores are not permitted to purchase parking permits or bring vehicles to campus. Contact the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5113 or for more information about parking policies and permits.