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This information is for current academic year Catholic University students, 2020 Catholic University graduates, and visiting college students enrolled in summer courses at Catholic University.

Housing information for VISITING INTERNS not studying at Catholic University is available here.

Summer Housing Information

Summer Housing Agreement
Spring-to-Summer Transition Housing
Summer-to-Fall Transition Housing
MiniFridge with Microwave Summer Rentals

  • Eligibility

    In order to be eligible for a summer on-campus assignment through the Office of Housing Services, individuals must be a current academic year Catholic University student, a 2020 Catholic University graduate, or a visiting college student enrolled in summer courses at Catholic University. For the time period from May 17 through August 9, current Catholic University students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes in order to be eligible for summer housing. This is a great opportunity for Catholic University students to pursue internships and other career opportunities in the D.C. metro area during the summer months.

    Catholic University students who successfully complete 3 credits are eligible for a 30% reduction in your total housing costs. Catholic University students who successfully complete 6 or more credits are eligible for a 50% reduction in your total housing costs. Discounts are applied in August after the completion of all summer courses. Students are responsible for the full cost of housing and will be issued a refund.

  • Summer Housing Dates

    On-campus housing is available from May 17 through August 9 for Catholic University students. On-campus housing is available during the transition period from May 10 through May 17 for Catholic University students who have a Spring 2020 assignment and a summer assignment beginning on May 17. Current residential students who wish to request Spring-to-Summer transition housing for this week may do so by completing the online request form.

    On-campus housing is not generally available between August 9 through August 29. Students will be expected to vacate their summer assignment by 12:00 pm on August 9. However, students who are summer residents until August 9 and have a confirmed Fall 2020 housing assignment are eligible for fall transition housing from August 9 through August 29 by completing the online request form for Summer-to-Fall Transition Housing.

  • Summer Housing Rates

    All Catholic University students seeking an on-campus assignment will reside in a suite-style residence. In Opus Hall each five-person suite contains three single rooms and one double room; a shared living area; a bathroom; hard-wired data, and cable TV connection provided in each bedroom and in the living area. The building also has wireless internet access. Floors 2 - 7 have a centrally located lounge, dining, and kitchen area. The ground floor has smaller kitchen facilities on each wing with a large main lounge, study, laundry, and vending.


    The following table illustrates the room types and rates:

    Room Type Nightly Rate All Summer - 5/17 - 8/9 (84 nights)
    Suite Single $51 $4,284
    Suite Double $47 $3,948
  • To Apply for Housing

    Please complete the Summer Housing Application through MyHousing, via Cardinal Students (available March 16). Students are able to request roommates through the application process.

    Housing Services will begin processing assignments in mid-April. The priority summer housing application date is April 15; after this date it will become more difficult to honor roommate and room type preferences. In order to best prepare for your arrival, all applications should be received at least three business days before you wish to check-in to your on-campus assignment.  While we will make every effort to meet students room type preference, we cannot guarantee that all students will receive their first choice in room type. 

    Once an assignment is made students may utilize MyHousing, to see their room assignment,  select/view their dining plan, roommates, mailbox, and current housing-related billing charges.

  • Check-In & Check-Out Information

    Check-in information will be sent via University email to each student who receives a summer assignment. Summer housing will begin on Sunday, May 17 at 5:00 pm; which is the earliest available check-in date and time. Summer housing will end on August 9 at 12:00 pm; which is the latest any student can remain in their summer assignment unless approval is granted by Housing Services. Students looking to request Summer-to-Fall Transition Housing or Extended Stay should submit the online request form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Housing Services at 202-319-5615 or CUA-housing@cua.edu.