The Catholic University of America

Campus Activities



The Office of Campus Activities (OCA) is here to help you get the most out of your graduate school experience by creating opportunities to get involved. Our staff and student leaders provide a variety of programs and services, including Orientation, student organizations, leadership development, and major campus events. There are many ways to find out about events on campus and stay connected to all the OCA has to offer - check our websites, visit our office, or contact us via phone or email. You can also download the Catholic U app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for listings of events on campus and information on ways to get involved.

Major Events

The Office Of Campus Activities hosts a number of major events throughout the year, including student organization training, Leadership Retreats, Family Weekend, Thanksgiving Potluck, Light the Season, Honor an Awesome Woman Celebration, Class Ring Blessing, and the Cardinal Leadership Celebration. 

OCA also sponsors the DC Nite Out program. On one Thursday every month, we provide a limited number of FREE tickets to an off-campus event as part of the Catholic U Nite Live program. Events range from award-winning plays, ballets, and musicals to sports games, comedy shows, and even ghost tours! Get more information and event details at

Student Organizations

There is no better way to pursue your interests, explore culture, and embrace your own leadership potential than by becoming an active member of one of the more than 100 student organizations available at Catholic University. Student organizations bring excitement to campus by engaging in the important issues of the day, organizing educational and social opportunities, and working together for a better community. 

We have many types of student organizations to get involved with:

  • Academic/Professional
  • Advocacy and Service
  • Club Sports
  • Faith-Based
  • Intercultural Programs
  • The Arts
  • Student Media
  • Student Representation

Learn more about student organizations at

The Nest

The Nest is your online location for everything about student involvement. From your first day at Catholic University to a random free weekend, The Nest can connect you to campus activities, events, and opportunities. You can check out the flyer board to see upcoming campus events, browse various student organizations and join instantly, and manage student organization processes anytime, even after our office closes. Access The Nest online anytime, anywhere. Check out what's happening around campus at