CUA students hanging out in front of residence halls

Living in the residence halls at The Catholic University of America, you will consistently find a focus on faith, civility, values, and personal development throughout the residential experience. The primary goal in the residential communities is to assist you in building connections to the larger University community and becoming an active participant in University life.

The Office of Residence Life is committed to creating residential communities that support the University's mission, values, and Catholic identity, and that offer a variety of intellectual, physical, spiritual, social, and academic experiences and opportunities.

The Catholic University living experience is designed to be a holistic model of relationship building in the residence halls. The programs, educational campaigns, and community building interactions conducted by Residence Life focus on character development, unity of residents and academic connections to build strong, supportive and positive communities.

Residence Life works with the more than 2,150 students who live on campus at Catholic University to create a strong residential experience. The office provides staffing in the residence halls with 54 resident assistants and six professional live-in staff members.

Faculty in Residence

Catholic University faculty members live in three different residence halls on campus. Having faculty as part of the residence hall community expands the intellectual life of the University beyond the classroom and creates opportunities for educationally meaningful interactions among student residents and faculty. The faculty in residence also serve as a bridge for students to academic programs, and help to reinforce healthy learning behaviors by cultivating a strong learning environment within the residence halls.