Living in the residence halls is about more than your room – it is about being part of a dynamic and supportive community, both academically and socially. Our primary goal in the residential communities is to assist you in building connections to the larger University community in hopes that you will become an active participant in University life and gain a greater appreciation for community values and service. The Offices of Housing Services and Residence Life are committed to creating residential communities that support the University’s mission, values, and Catholic identity and that offer a variety of intellectual, spiritual, social, and academic experiences and opportunities.

At Catholic University, students choose from a variety of living options. In particular, first-year students:

  • Live in rooms that offer highly interactive community-based living coupled with programs directed toward students’ personal, spiritual, and moral development.
  • Benefit from living with their peers as they make the transition into college life.
  • Consistently find a focus on faith, community standards, and personal development throughout their residential experience.

As an enrolled student, you can begin the steps below if you have not done so already. Please note: your enrollment deposit also serves as your housing deposit. You do not need to pay an additional housing application fee.

 

Next Steps

  • Review housing application instructions by clicking here
  • Complete your housing application by May 15, 2022 (My Housing is accessed in the Cardinal Students Portal - contact tech services at 202-319-4357 for questions)
  • Select your dining plan
  • Housing assignments are typically announced by July 1
  • Selecting a Meal Plan

    Don't forget to also select your dining plan. Dining plan selection is made in MyHousing & Dining by selecting the "Dining" section in the left-hand menu. New students are provided with two plan options that provide them with unlimited access to the main student dining facility, a meal exchange option to use at the Pryzbyla Food Court and Murphy's Grill, and dining dollars that students can use at Starbucks and The Market. You can review the Weekly 21 and the Weekly 21 Plus dining plans on the Dining Services website and select which plan is right for you.