The Catholic University of America

Catholic University Student Summer Housing 2018

Please note: The information is for Catholic University students (current academic year Catholic University students, 2018 Catholic University graduates, and visiting college students enrolled in summer courses at Catholic University). 

***Housing information for VISITING INTERNS is available here.***


In order to be eligible for a summer on-campus assignment through the Office of Housing Services, individuals must be a current academic year Catholic University student, a 2018 Catholic University graduate, or a visiting college student enrolled in summer courses at Catholic University. For the time period from May 13 through August 5, current Catholic University students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes in order to be eligible for summer housing. This is a great opportunity for Catholic University students to pursue internships and other career opportunities in the D.C. metro area during the summer months.

Catholic University students who successfully complete 3 credits are eligible for a 30% reduction in your total housing costs.  Catholic Universitystudents who successfully complete 6 or more credits are eligible for a 50% reduction in your total housing costs.

Summer Housing Dates

The summer class schedule is available through Cardinal Station or Summer Sessions.

On-campus housing is available from May 13 through August 5 for Catholic University students. On-campus housing is available during the transition period from May 6 through May 13 for current Catholic University residents only. Current residents who want to request transition housing for this week may do so by completing the online request form.

On-campus housing is not generally available between August 5 through August 25. Students will be expected to vacate their summer assignment by 5:00pm on August 5. However, students who are summer residents until August 5 and have a confirmed fall housing assignment are eligible for fall transition housing from August 5 through August 25. More information on the fall transition option will be available from the Office of Housing Services.

Summer Housing Options and Rates

All Catholic University students seeking an on-campus assignment will reside in a suite-style residence. In Opus Hall each five-person suite contains three single rooms and one double room; a shared living area; a bathroom; hard-wired data, and cable TV connection provided in each bedroom and in the living area. The building also has wireless internet access. Floors 2 - 7 have a centrally located lounge, dining, and kitchen area. The ground floor has smaller kitchen facilities on each wing with a large main lounge, study, laundry, and vending. Plasma TVs are located in all lounges.

Opus Hall

The following table illustrates the room types and rates:

Room Type Nightly Rate All Summer  - 5/13 to 8/5 (84 nights)
Suite Single $46 $3864
Suite Double $42 $3528



Catholic University students who successfully complete 3 credits are eligible for a 30% reduction in your total housing costs.  
Catholic University students who successfully complete 6 or more credits are eligible for a 50% reduction in your total housing costs.


Students will be charged for the nights they occupy a space. Occupying a space includes, but is not limited to, physically dwelling in the space, retaining keys to the space, or maintaining belongings in the space.

Room rates include cable, laundry, and internet service.

Meal plans are available through Catholic University Dining Services.


D.C. sales tax on meals and housing may or may not apply, and is case specific.

To Apply for Housing

Please complete the Summer Housing Application through (available March12th). You can access by logging onto Cardinal Station using your username and password and navigating to MyHousing. Students needing assistance with the summer housing application may consult the Summer Housing Application Guide.

If you have misplaced your username or password, call the Catholic University Computer Help Desk for assistance at 202-319-4357.

Assignments will begin being made in mid-April. The priority housing application date is April 15; after this date it will become more difficult to honor roommate and room type preferences. In order to best prepare for your arrival, all applications should be received at least three business days before you wish to check-in to your on-campus assignment.

Summer Assignment Information

Once an assignment is made students may utilize, to see their housing assignment, dining plan, roommates, mailbox, and current housing-related billing charges.

Check-In Information

Check-in information will be sent via email to each student who receives a summer assignment. The earliest available check-in date for students who do not currently live on campus is 5:00pm on May 13.

Move-In Services 

MicroFridge:  The MicroFridge is a microwave and refrigerator with a separate freezer. MicroFridges are available for rent for the summer. This is a great option to store your personal food items in your room. Please contact Housing Services at for more information. 

Linen Sales:  All mattresses at Catholic University 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. Please contact Residence Hall Linens via email at or phone at 800-957-4228 to place your order.

Other Summer Information

Please click on any of the following links for more detailed information.

Spring to Summer Transition - information for continuing residents desiring housing between spring and summer and/or housing between summer and fall terms

Summer Sessions - information on how to enroll in CUA summer classes

Pryzbyla Center - "The Pryz" directory, operation hours, campus events, and more

DuFour Athletic Center - information and operation hours for the campus athletic facility


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Housing Services at 202-319-5615 or