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 or click here to sign up! You will have the option to choose from multiple excursions, most 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.

2024 Excursions:

  • Washington Spirit Soccer Game (limited tickets available for purchase)
  • Smithsonian Museums (limited availability)
  • National Monuments
  • Air & Space Museum
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (limited availability)
  • National Zoo (limited availability)
  • Eastern Market
  • The Wharf
  • Georgetown