Congratulations and welcome to Catholic University! We are excited that you chose to further your education at Catholic University.

To assist in your transition to The Catholic University of America, the University offers an orientation session on campus to help ease your transition into graduate studies.

The New Graduate Student Orientation provides a general introduction to graduate life at Catholic University. New graduate students will hear from a number of campus offices and services that we hope will help you succeed as a Catholic University student, and will provide a head start in your studies.

If you are unable to attend the orientation session on campus, Catholic University also offers an online orientation program, which is designed to address basic transitional needs and provide students with an understanding of student services and resources.

New beginnings are both exciting and challenging; Catholic University's orientation program will help you enjoy this new beginning and provide a solid start on your first semester. I hope you will take an opportunity to learn about Catholic University, its people and resources.

Our staff is here to help you in your Catholic University experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance via phone at 202-319-5247 or via email at


Kathryn Jennings
Associate Vice President for Student Engagement

J. Steven Brown
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studie