Name: Christopher Lydon
Hometown: Orange, CT
Alma Mater: Providence College, BA (‘83); LaSalle University, MA (‘98)
Years in Admission: 37
What drew you to Washington, D.C. and Catholic University?
I was drawn to Catholic University's mission and academic reputation, and the opportunity to live and work in one of the world's most interesting cities.
What is D.C.'s best kept secret?
The neighborhoods. Everyone knows the National Mall, but D.C. is full of an array of diverse neighborhoods with great shopping and dining.
What makes Catholic University different than other colleges and universities?
Catholic University offers an incomparable combination - a commitment to our Catholic identity, research university resources with an undergraduate college feel, a beautiful residential campus with a vibrant student life, and all of the culture and fun of Washington, D.C.
What is your favorite thing to do in D.C.?
Attend Washington Nationals games.
Advice to anyone who is applying:
Your campus visit is the best opportunity to not only see the campus, but to also connect with our students and faculty. The people you meet on this campus will shape your four-year experience.
What is your most memorable moment on campus?
Pope Francis's visit in September 2015.
Where is your favorite place to dine in D.C.?
Old Ebbitt Grille - a D.C. Classic (675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005)