The Catholic University of America

Spring Opening 2018


We are excited to welcome our new residents and welcome back our continuing residents. This information will help make your arrival and check-in run smoothly. If you have any questions, please contact Housing Services.


Spring Assignments

Assignments will be sent to new residents by December 20th; assignments for late applications will be sent as they are received. If you have not received your assignment by January 5th please contact us.


Check-In Dates and Times

The following is the check-in schedule for Spring 2018, please make travel plans accordingly.

  • Residence Halls will open on Saturday, January 6th at noon.
  • Check-in for New Residents will take place in the Residence Hall Offices on Saturday, January 6th from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Residence Hall Offices will also be open on Sunday, January 7th from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  


Late Arrivals

If you will be arriving after Januray 8th please e-mail Housing Services to inform us of your plans. Failure to occupy an assigned space by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of classes could result in assignment of the room to another student unless a student sends an advance written request for an extension of the arrival period.



MyHousing, accessible through your Cardinal Station account, is a great resource to see your current assignment, roommates, mailbox, and current housing-related billing charges. You will also be able to see which dining plan you are enrolled in. If you would like to add, change, or cancel your dining plan, you are able to do so via MyHousing until the Friday of the first week of classes. For Spring 2018 the last day for dining changes and cancellations is Friday, January 12th. Please remember that all residential Freshmen and Sophomores are required to have an Anytime Dining plan.

Gibbons Hall entrance


Move-in Services

MiniFridge - The MiniFridge is a microwave and refrigerator with a seperate freezer. There are MiniFridges available for rent for the spring semester. The units will be delivered to your room in January and picked-up in May. Please visit for more information. 

Linen Sales - All mattresses at CUA are XL Twin mattresses. Residence Hall Linens sells this unique size bedding as well as towels, laundry supplies, and other personal items in a variety or trendy colors and patterns. Contact Residence Hall Linens via email at, online, or phone at (800) 957-4228.

More information on Move-in Services is available here or by contacting Housing Services.


Check-In Links


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.