Welcome to the Class of 2025 at The Catholic University of America! This is a very exciting time for you and your family. The next couple of months will go by very quickly, and there is much that you, your family, and Catholic U will be doing to prepare for your arrival.

As you continue your spring and summer planning, we wanted to let you know that the Office of Campus Activities is here to help you through your transition to Catholic U. Your on-campus journey will begin on Thursday, August 26, with Orientation. This program is designed for first-year students, transfer students, and their families. 

In preparation for orientation, there are a several important next steps you'll need to complete. This webpage details each step and will provide you with all the information you need to stay on track. We can't wait to welcome you to campus and have you as a member of the CatholicU family!

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    Housing and Dining
    Students who plan to live on campus must complete a housing application and select a dining plan.

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    Immunization Records
    All incoming students must submit proof of required immunizations.

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    Disability Support Services
    Students wishing to receive accommodations or who are interested in pre-orientation should register with Disability Support Services.

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    AthleticsClick the link below if you plan to play a Varsity or Club Sport at CatholicU.

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    Orientation Registration
    Registration for our new student orientation opens on June 1 - orientation begins on August 26.

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    Cardinal Mail and CredentialsMatriculated students can access their Cardinal Mail accounts starting on June 1. 

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    “Take Flight” Program for First-Generation Students

    See if this program is right for you - we welcome First-Generation students to campus early for our "Take Flight" program.

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    Course Registration and Advising Prepare for your first-year by visiting the Center for Academic and Career Success resources.

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    Financial Aid and Billing Students who have questions about payment plans or accessing Cardinal Financials can contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
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    International StudentsIncoming International Students can use these resources for any stage of their academic career at Catholic University.

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    COVID-19 Response Stay up-to-date with the University's response to COVID-19 and the impact on students.

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    AP, IB, and Dual Enrollment Transfer Credits  

    Students can contact the Transfer Credit Coordinator with course-credit inquiries. 

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