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

There will never be a better time than now; there will never be a better place than here to get to know yourself.

It’s in the daily activities, the football games, late night meetings, workshops, campus concerts, social gatherings and more that life happens.

It’s where community is founded in friendship, faith, unconditional support and heart. Where lifelong bonds are made and where defining moments happen every day.

With 100-plus student organizations and a calendar jam-packed year-round with events and activities — whether you have a love for music, volunteering, ballroom dance, fitness, travel, activism, or anything else — you will find your place here.

With every on-campus event, student production, club meeting and service activity, you have the opportunity to investigate and discover unknown passions and hidden talents. Each and every time, waking you up a little bit more to who you are — who you want to be.

Find your calling. Design your college experience. And create memories and moments that will stay with you forever.

  • Filipino student organization at Fall Festival

    Clubs and Organizations

    With more than 100 different clubs and student organizations, we’ve made it nearly impossible not to find one that fits your needs and interests. You also have the freedom to start new ones.

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    Campus Activities

    There is never a dull moment at The Catholic University of America. From concerts, to theatre performances, to 5K runs, to open-mic nights, and pretty much anything else you can think of — see what exciting events are happening on campus.

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  • Female student playing cornhole

    Recreation and Fitness

    Workout at the Eugene I. Kane Fitness Center, embark on a white water rafting excursion with Cardinal Adventures, play on an intramural team, join a yoga class, try out for a club sport. Live the healthy, active lifestyle you want and make lifelong memories while doing so.

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