The Catholic University of America


Fall Opening 2018

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 Freshman & Transfer Students


Thursday, August 23rd



Details available on Residence Life website

Continuing & Graduate/Law/Non-Traditional Students

Saturday, August 25th TBA

Details available on Residence Life website

Sunday, August 26th TBA



Late Arrivals

Students who do not check-in by their arrival date are considered late arrivals.  For new students this is August 24th and for continuing students August 27th.  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 23rd, the Orientation schedule will be available in July on the Catholic University App. New Studens will receive move-in information from the University in
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 - CUA Travel Portal

Local Hotels - Orientation Website

Local Hotels - Admisisons Website

Mailing Address Information

Move-in Services (MiniFridge 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 arrival 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, residential freshmen and sophmores are not permitted to purchase parking permits or bring vehicles to campus. Contact the Dean of Students Office at for more information regarding this policy.

The CUA Procurement Services office has a partnership with Zipcar, a car-sharing service that provides self-serve access to several varieties of cars. With Zipcars parked on campus and in other dedicated parking locations throughout Washington, D.C., members can reserve cars online or by phone and use their personal access card to enter and drive them. Gas, insurance, maintenance, and dedicated parking are all included in Zipcar's hourly and daily rates. Personal memberships are available to CUA students, alumni, faculty and staff. Those interested can sign up on the Zipcar websiteThis program is not managed by Housing Services; questions should be directed to Zipcar or CUA Procurement Services.