The Catholic University of America

Living @ CUA

Living at CUA is about more than your room — it is about being part of a dynamic and supportive community where opportunities to engage academically, spiritually and socially are numerous. At CUA, students choose from a broad variety of living options. Undergraduate students predominantly live in single-sex residence halls. First-year communities primarily offer traditional double rooms or double rooms with shared private baths. Specially designed living and learning communities are also offered for first-year and sophomore students. During the spring semester, sophomores, juniors and seniors participate in an online housing lottery system to choose among available living options including traditional rooms, suites with shared bathrooms, and apartments with kitchens.

More than 65 percent of undergraduate students live in campus housing. First-year and sophomore students are required to reside on campus unless approved for commuter status. Many juniors and seniors choose to continue to live on campus and take advantage of the convenient residential support services.

In recognition that graduate students and some juniors and seniors will choose to experience off-campus living, CUA provides several off-campus housing resources to assist students in making educated choices about off-campus housing options.

Dining on campus is a quintessential part of the overall college experience. At CUA, Dining Services offers customer-oriented eateries featuring broad and varied menu selections and is committed to providing quality food, service and value with innovative programs in order to meet the changing needs of students. Student satisfaction is the number-one priority. During the school year, students can choose from various eatery locations including Starbucks Coffee; The Food Court for retail selections, including Fusion, Chick-fil-A and Quiznos; The Student Restaurant; Law School Café; and the P.O.D. (Provisions On Demand) Convenience Store.