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Upcoming Events

  • Aug.
    Orientation 2014
    CUA's Orientation is designed to help incoming students enjoy a new beginning and to provide a solid start on their first semester.
  • Aug.
    Classes Begin
    Courses begin for the fall semester.
  • Aug.
    Mass of the Holy Spirit
    Classes will not be held between noon and 3:30 p.m. in honor of the Mass of the Holy Spirit, which marks the official opening of the academic year.
  • Sep.
    Labor Day
    The University will be closed.
  • Sep.
    Class of 2018 Convocation
    First-year students will be formally received into the academic community.
  • Sep.
    Freshman Retreat
    The Office of Campus Ministry will host the Freshman Retreat Sept. 12 through 14 in North East, Md.
  • Oct.
    Family Weekend
    Family Weekend gives CUA families a chance to visit students while participating in a number of activities.