The Catholic University of America

Schedule of Events

Many of the events during Family Weekend are free for all registered families. Events that require guests to purchase tickets are designated with an asterisk. Tickets can be purchased when registering for Family Weekend. 

Registration for Family Weekend is now closed. However, registration is available on-site at the check-in table on Friday. Tickets to the President's Reception and the Cardinal Kick-Off can be purchased at the door with cash or check. 

Friday, October 9


3 - 7 p.m., Lobby, Edward J. Pryzbyla Center

President's Reception*

5 - 7 p.m., Great Room, Pryzbyla Center

Join President Garvey for a cocktail reception as the official start to Family Weekend. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Mentalist Christopher Carter

7:30 p.m., Hartke Theatre

Mentalist Christopher Carter will show CUA students and families why he is recognized as one of the world's most skilled, creative, and original "thought readers". Prepare to be amazed!

Saturday, October 10

Kids Story Time & Service Project

10 - 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble @ CUA

Visit CUA's bookstore for story time and decorate bags for our annual Halloween on Campus event.

Late Check-In

10 - 11 a.m., DuFour Center

Cardinal Kick-Off Party*

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Raymond A. DuFour Center

Enjoy food, games, and giveaways in the tent next to the football field. Tickets to this event include entrance to the football game.

CUA Football vs. Randolph Macon

1 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

Cheer on the Cardinals as they take on Randolph-Macon College. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Women's Soccer vs. Drew

3:30pm, DuFour Center

After the football game, stop by the soccer field to watch the women's soccer team take on Drew University.

DC Bus and Boat Tours*

4 p.m., Departing from the DuFour Center

See our nation's capital on a guided bus tour or cruise the Potomac and enjoy a view of the monuments from the water. 

Campus Tour

4 p.m., Meet at the Pryzbyla Center Information Desk

Learn a little more about your student's home away from home.

Welcome Home BBQ & Battle of the Bands

7 p.m., Flather Hill

This annual event celebrates the end of the first six weeks of the semester. Everyone is welcome to enjoy live music and great food. All students in attendance will be entered to win raffle prizes.

Sunday, October 11

Family Weekend Mass

10 - 11 a.m., Great Room, Pryzbyla Center

University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry, Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv. will lead the celebration of Mass for students and their families.

Farewell Coffee Hour

11 a.m., Pryzbyla Center

Stay after Mass for coffee, pastries, and a final opportunity to mingle with other students, families, and CUA staff.