We invite all admitted Early Decision and Early Action students to join us for Cardinal Preview Day. It’s an exciting opportunity for you to take a fresh look at Catholic — this time as a member of our Class of 2026!

Preview Day enables our newest Cardinals to engage in an event that emphasizes all our community has to offer you. Beginning with a welcome in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, you’ll have the opportunity to branch out into your individual schools to meet with professors and future classmates alike, attend informational sessions about campus life, and explore in-depth the different aspects that make Catholic University the best place for you.

Just as important is the opportunity you’ll have to meet other future Cardinals, as you and your classmates socialize and tour campus together. It’s your chance to get a first look at how you’ll become an integral part of our community, and what Catholic University will give back to you.

If you are unable to visit campus at this time, please check our CatholicU Admitted Student Virtual Events page.

  • In order to keep our students, staff, and visitors safe, we are following the current District of the Columbia recommendations. 
  • January 15, 2022 Update: The District of Columbia is mandating a city-wide vaccination entry requirement, which calls for certain indoor public venues and establishments to verify that patrons are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to entry. This will apply to many restaurants, bars, fitness facilities and other events or venues during your stay in Washington DC.  The mandate can be found here.  Please make sure you bring your vaccination card, proof of exemption, and identification cards as necessary.
  • Please note that at this time, visiting a dorm room on campus is not permitted for visiting students and families.