Welcome to The Catholic University of America!  I am so pleased that you chose to further your education here.

The Office of Graduate Admission invites all incoming graduate students to participate in our New Graduate Student Orientation events. These events are an excellent opportunity to learn more about the resources available to you and the ways in which you can prepare for academic, personal and professional success in your graduate studies.

You will have a choice of attending the New Graduate Student Orientation events either on campus or online.  

  • The On-Campus Orientation will take place on Thursday, August 25th from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The event will include breakfast and lunch and will feature a resources panel and workshops from which you can choose.
  • Our Online Orientation for those unable to come to campus will be on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 via Zoom from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ET and will feature a resources panel and workshops.
  • A Welcome Cocktail Reception for all new students will be held on August 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on campus.

Please register by clicking below and letting us know which event(s) you will attend.

Register for the New Graduate Student Orientation

In addition to these events, the University offers an online orientation guide  to help ease your transition to graduate studies. I encourage you to reference this guide throughout the year when questions arise. Other excellent resources for you include the Graduate Studies website where a FAQ for both new and returning students is available.

New beginnings are both exciting and challenging. Catholic University’s orientation programs will help you enjoy this new beginning and provide a solid start in your first semester.

Our staff is here to assist you in your Catholic University experience. Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 202-329-5057 | cua-gradadmission@cua.edu or the Office of Graduate Studies at 202-319-5247 | cua-gradstudies@cua.edu. Our number one priority is to make your experience at Catholic University a powerful and enriching one.

Congratulations again and thank you for choosing The Catholic University of America!

Warm regards,
Mary Ellen Mahoney
Dean of Graduate Admission