CUA students at campus concert

Picture yourself in the heart of the nation's capital at a unique university filled with possibilities. The Catholic University of America is a great place to be if you're seeking to engage in an active, rewarding, and fun experience that complements your academic endeavors.

With more than 90 student organizations at Catholic University, it's difficult to imagine not being able to find something exciting to do. However, if that's not the involvement you're looking for, there are also campus-produced musicals and performances, community service projects, and opportunities for individual leadership development. You can even become involved in helping plan and manage events on campus, or provide support for events behind the scenes. The Office of Campus Activities has involvement opportunities for everyone!

If you still are longing for more, downtown Washington, D.C., is only a few short Metro stops away. And there are many University-sponsored events to get you into the life of the city. You don't even have to leave the Catholic University neighborhood to find a variety of restaurants and shops. Just walk across the street to the new Monroe Street Market development for great places to eat, art studios, the University Book Store, and much more. 


At The Catholic University of America, there's something for everyone, and there's always something going on. Get involved!

Program Board

Program Board is a student-run organization that plans major events on campus for the undergraduate student body including concerts, speakers, comedians, movies, local talent, and traditional events such as Capital Fest, Mr. CUA, and Mistletoe Ball. Check out our Nest Page to see all of our upcoming events!

Student Government Association

Student Government Association (SGA) is your voice on campus serving as an advocacy body between the students and the University. They also provide some great services including CUA Express which is a shuttle service to select cities and airports for each of the major holiday breaks. There are representatives from every academic program at the University so you can always find your representative or run for a seat yourself!

CUA Nite Live & DC Nite Out

Every Thursday, Program Board and the Office of Campus Activities bring you an exciting new event on campus or FREE tickets to an off-campus event. Whether it's a comedian, your favorite student band, or laser tag outside the Pryz, everyone will have a great time! For DC Nite Out we get tickets to award-winning plays, ballets, musicals, sporting events, comedy shows, and even ghost tours! Find out about these and other Program Board events on our Activities website.

Leadership Programs

Leadership@CUA offers different opportunities for students to develop and enhance their leadership ability. Whether you're discovering your leadership potential or looking to bolster existing skills, Leadership@CUA programs will help you develop the knowledge and confidence you need to soar! Find out about all of the great leadership programs on our Leadership website.

New Student Orientation

When you first arrive to campus as a first-year student you'll be a part of a great community that starts with our incredible Orientation program. For four days you'll learn all about what your life as a new Catholic University student will be like. You'll meet other first-year students, learn from current students, talk to your academic advisor, and get connected to the Catholic University community.