On the last day of Orientation, all incoming first year students will go on a group excursion into D.C., led by Orientation Advisors. This is a great opportunity to start exploring the city where you will spend the next four years!

First year students sign up for an excursion in the summer. The Orientation staff has reached out with detailed instructions on how to select your desired excursion. Be sure to check your Catholic U email for more instructions. You will have the option to choose from multiple excursions, all of which are free. Each excursion has a limited number of spaces, so be sure to sign up on time!! If you do not select an excursion, you will be assigned to attend one before you arrive on campus. 

Please note: Students will need to cover the cost of the Metrorail fare to and from each event and any meal/snack. Please plan accordingly.

2023 Excursions:

  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • National Monuments
  • Air & Space Museum
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • National Zoo
  • Eastern Market
  • The Wharf
  • Georgetown