Catholic University's Plan for Fall 2021

On Aug. 19, President John Garvey sent a letter to the Catholic University community announcing that the University will be open with in-person classes, residence life, and campus activites for the fall 2021 semester. He noted that the University is able to take this step due to the high rate of voluntary vaccination in our community.

He also emphasized that "our ability to open this fall and remain open depends on our shared commitment to keep Catholic University safe and healthy. For this reason we have drafted a set of Shared Community Responsibilities that we expect every person on campus to follow, regardless of vaccination status."

Read the full letter

The Catholic University of America gives you the best of both worlds — an independent living experience, and a supportive community you’ll come to lean on and appreciate in challenging times. You’ll enjoy both the beauty of our 176-acre parklike campus, and the excitement of living in a truly global city.

Living at Catholic University you can be confident that you will be in an environment that is designed to ensure your safety, promote wellness, and foster your growth as a whole person. All of our undergraduate student residence halls are single-sex by building. You’ll start hearing about our programs to promote healthy behaviors on the first day of orientation. And you can feel secure knowing that student safety is the University’s highest priority.

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    What's it Like to Live at Catholic University?

    It's so much more than where you sleep! The Office of Residence Life offers students support and opportunities to maximize their collegiate experience. Students live in a safe and inclusive community where personal development and collaboration are celebrated.

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    Housing

    Living on-campus is about more than your room — it is about being a part of a dynamic campus community. The Office of Housing Services provides and manages residential living environments within well-maintained, safe, and modern multi-use facilities that are responsive to the changing needs of students.

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    Dining

    Catholic University will open a new dining hall in 2021! From sushi to pizza, burritos to bagels, take-out to dine-in, you’ll find that Dining Services at Catholic University offers a wide variety of food and meal plans.

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