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CUA's Special Relationship with the Holy See

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  • STRS Offers Bachelor's Degree

    Students who now earn their bachelor's degrees through the School of Theology and Religious Studies wear their school sweatshirts with pride.

  • CUA Listed in Catholic Identity Guides

    CUA has been named to two Catholic college guides — The Newman Guide, and the National Catholic Register Catholic Identity College Guide.

  • Fall Fiesta Photo Gallery

    Students enjoyed free food, giveaways, and games at Fall Fiesta, an annual celebration held in conjunction with the Student Involvement Fair.

Upcoming Events

  • Sep.
    Room Blessings
    Franciscan friars to visit each residence hall on campus to bless rooms.
  • Sep.
    The Catholic Law School and Constitutional Self-Government
    Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will deliver the lecture.
  • Sep.
    Crough to be Certified LEED EB: O+M
    A ceremony will be held at CUA’s Crough Center on Sept. 15 to acknowledge the building being designated LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB: O+M) certified. It is the first building in the world to be certified by students as part of a formal course.
  • Sep.
    The Life and Canonization Cause of Rev. Emil Kapaun
    Rev. John Hotze will speak about the heroic life and cause for sainthood of CUA alumnus and former U.S. Army chaplain Rev. Emil Kapaun.
  • Sep.
    Philosophy Lecture
    Kierkegaard's Don Giovanni & the Seductions of the Inner Ear
  • Sep.
    Architecture and Nature
    2014 Walton Critic, architect Eliana Bórmida, will deliver a lecture at 6 the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies’ Koubek Auditorium.
  • Sep.
    Philosophy Lecture
    The Polyphonic Mind