Catholic University's instructional facility in Alexandria is an 18,500-square-foot space on the second floor of the Catholic Charities USA headquarters building at 2050 Ballenger Ave. in the Carlyle neighborhood near Old Town. The location, across the street from a federal courthouse and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is near the headquarters of the National Science Foundation. The building is a short walk from the Eisenhower Avenue and King Street Metrorail stations. Ample parking is available both in the building garage and on the street.


The University's space on the second floor has been renovated to include:

  • seven classrooms of sizes from15 seats to 30;
  • a computer lab;
  • a number of huddle rooms for student team meetings;
  • prep rooms for faculty;
  • offices for staff;
  • a lounge area overlooking Courthouse Square; 
  • a break area and kitchen.

Total occupancy of the floor is estimated at 443. The area is equipped with the University’s standard wifi system. Classrooms have the University’s standard instructional-technology podium and are equipped for remote

Rendering of Courthouse Square LoungeArtist's rendering of the Courthouse Square Lounge in Catholic University's new Alexandria location.


Staff will be available to support operations of the facility from approximately 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. 

Regulatory approval

Both the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia, the commonwealth’s education regulatory body, have approved the University's plan to offer programming in Alexandria.