The Catholic University of America


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of Family Weekend?

Family Weekend is free for all families who register. However, there are several events throughout the weekend that require purchased tickets. You can purchase tickets for these events when registering for Family Weekend.

Where can I stay during the weekend?

DC has numerous hotels that are near campus or a short metro ride away. For more information on hotels please visit our hotel information page.

When is the registration deadline?

The deadline to register for Family Weekend is September 29, 2017.

How do I get to campus?

Check out CUA's Visitor Information Page.

Where is check-in?

Check-in on Friday and late check-in on Saturday will be in the 2nd floor lobby of the Pryzbyla Center. Check-in will also be available at the Cardinal Kick-Off Party. (Campus Map)

When should I plan to check in?

Check-in will be available on both Friday and Saturday. Check the Family Weekend schedule for details. 

Is parking available on campus?

On campus parking will be available. All vehicles must be in a marked parking space. Please do not park in yellow zones, on grass or walkways, in handicap or other specifically reserved spaces, or at loading docks or crosswalks. Depending on your accommodations, taking Metrorail may be a more convenient option for traveling to and from campus.

Is Catholic University accessible by Metro?

Yes, Catholic University is located on the red line, at the Brookland-CUA stop. Visit the WMATA Website for service and maintenance schedules.

Can my younger son/daughter stay in the residence hall with my CUA student?

Siblings who are 16 and older may stay with their same sex sibling overnight. These siblings must be registered in advance, so make sure you register each sibling when you register for Family Weekend.

Does my CUA student have to pay to attend Family Weekend events?

No, most of the Family Weekend events are free for CUA students. Only the fees for the DC Tours apply to students.

What if I require special accommodations?

CUA has a very detailed policy regarding reasonable accommodations at university events. To request additional accommodations please contact the Office of Campus Activities at 202-319-6003 at least one week prior to the event to request accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Is it necessary to register for Family Weekend?

Yes, all family members should register for Family Weekend so we are able to accommodate everyone.

Are refunds available?

Ticket sales are non-refundable.

What methods of payment are available?

All registration must be done online and we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept payments by cash or check.

For any additional questions please contact the Office of Campus Activities at: 202-319-6003 or