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.
This schedule is also available in the CUA App, available in the Apple App store or Google Play. Click here for more information.
Friday, October 7
3 - 7 p.m., Lobby, Edward J. Pryzbyla Center
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Heritage Hall, Fr. O'Connell Hall
Join President Garvey for a cocktail reception as the official start to Family Weekend. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.
8 p.m., Great Room, Pryzbyla Center
Enjoy performances by a variety of student groups, showcasing talents in singing, dancing, and more!
Saturday, October 8
9 - 10 a.m., Lobby, Pryzbyla Center
Check-In will also be available at the Cardinal Kick-Off Party.
DC Boat Tour*
9:15 a.m., Departing from McMahon Circle, in front of McMahon Hall
Cruise the Potomac and enjoy a view of the monuments from the water. Buses will return to campus around noon and drop off at the DuFour Center.
DC Bus Tour*
9:30 a.m., Departing from McMahon Circle, in front of McMahon Hall
See our nation's capital on a guided bus tour. Buses will return to campus around noon and drop off at the DuFour Center.
9:30 a.m., Meet at the Pryzbyla Center Information Desk
Learn a little more about your student's home away from home.
Stories, Service, & Songs
10 - 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble @ CUA
Kids are invited for story time and decorate bags for our annual Halloween on Campus community outreach event, while parents and older kids can join in on our Bring Your Own Vinyl Breakfast!
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. Washington & Lee
1 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
Cheer on the Cardinals. Tickets are $5 at the door for those who did not purchase tickets to the Cardinal Kick-Off Party.
The Loser Letters* Matinee
2 p.m., Hartke Theatre
A matinee performance of The Loser Letters (description below).
The Loser Letters*
6 p.m., Hartke Theatre
Olympic and World Champion Gymnast Chellsie Memmel makes her Theatrical Debut in the premiere of Mary Eberstadt’s wickedly witty satire The Loser Letters.
The Loser Letters Panel Discussion
7:30 p.m., Hartke Theatre
After the 6 p.m. show, join us for a panel discussion featuring The Loser Letters author, Mary Eberstadt.
CU Saturday: Battle of the Bands
8:30 p.m., Flather Hill
This annual event, sponsored by Residence Life, features live music and refreshments.
Sunday, October 9
Family Weekend Mass
11 a.m. - 12 p.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
12 p.m., Pryzbyla Center
Stay after Mass for coffee, pastries, and a final opportunity to mingle with other students, families, and CUA staff.
Note: For families who plan to extend their stay in DC through Columbus Day, please be aware that the Brookland-CUA metro station is scheduled to be closed beginning on Monday, October 10 as part of the SafeTrack program. Visit the WMATA Website for details.