The Catholic University of America

Housing Services

On Campus Housing

Living on-campus can be a cost effective and convenient option for graduate and law students attending CUA. Campus living allows students to concentrate on academics while providing easy access to dining facilities, the fitness center, and other student resources designed to enahnce the student expereince

For Academic Year 2017-2018 there is limited space availability in campus housing for graduate and law students. Interested students should first submit a $500 housing deposit in CardinalPAY.  Students can access CardinalPAY under the "Finances" section of their Student Center screen in Cardinal Station. Once the housing deposit has been applied to your student account you should submit a Grad/Law/Non-Traditional Student Waitlist Application by logging onto Cardinal Station using your Username and Password and navigating to Student Self-Service > MyHousing > ApplyOnline. A Guide to Applying Online can assist you with this process. New students should have received their Cardinal Station login information in the mail. If you have misplaced your Username and Password, please call the CUA Technology Services Desk at (202) 319-4357 for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the housing room rate?

Comprehensive charges for all room rates include cable, laundry, and internet. Room rates are per semester and available for review on the Housing website.

Will I be living with undergraduates?

Graduate and Law students will be assigned to single and double roomsand will primarily live with their peers. However, it is possible that some Juniors and Seniors may also be assigned to these communities, or that other class years will be assigned to other floors within the building, based on space availability  

What are the dates of occupancy?

The residence halls open on August 26, 2017 for Graduate/Law Students and close on December 17, 2017. The halls re-open on January 7, 2018 and close for non-graduating residents on May 6, 2018 and for graduating residents on May 13, 2018. Law Students can request to arrive early or stay late based on their academic class and finals schedule.

What policies are in effect for Graduate/Law students living in campus housing?

University policies, regulations, and expectations remain in effect in all assignments managed by the university regardless of class standing. The University PoliciesCommunity Standards GuideHousing Services Policies, and Residence Hall and Dining Services Agreement are valuable resources for understanding these policies.

Is there housing for families?

Unfortunately, on campus housing is only available for individuals. Housing Services encourages you to review the Off-Campus Housing Resources to find alternate accommodations to meet your needs.


Off Campus Housing

Resources for off campus housing are available to graduate, law, and upperclass students. For more information, please visit the Office of Housing Services or the online Off Campus Housing Resource Center. The Off Campus Housing Resource Center includes links to our online property listing service, roommate search, community resources, short term housing, and religiously affiliated housing resources. If you have any questions about off-campus housing please contact the Office of Housing Services at (202) 319-5615 or