All of us here at The Catholic University of America are awaiting your arrival and are excited to welcome you to campus! The information below will help make your arrival and check-in run smoothly. If you have questions, please contact us.


Check-in Dates and Times

Each student should plan to sign up for a move-in time slot on their scheduled arrival date in MyHousing via Cardinal Students by July 15th.  Students not signed up by July 15th will be assigned a move-in time slot by Housing Services. Staggered arrival times will help ease traffic flow and make it easier for us to serve you!

Group Date Location
New Freshman & Transfer Students August 26 Details available on Residence Life website
Continuing Students August 28-29 Details available on Residence Life website

Late Arrivals

Students who do not check-in by their arrival date are considered late arrivals. If you need to check-in after your arrival date, please contact us to let us know. For more information regarding late arrivals please see our policies page.

Moving into Your Assignment

Opening is a busy and exciting time on campus. We encourage you to use the available move-in information to help make your experience as smooth as possible. This helpful information includes maps, traffic flow, parking, and where to get your keys. 

Helpful Links

Parking Policy

As you plan for your arrival to campus, please note the University Parking Policy. As part of the University’s Master Plan and its commitment to reduce the number of cars on campus, residential freshmen and sophomores are not permitted to purchase parking permits or bring vehicles to campus. If you are a resident freshman or sophomore and would like to request an exception to this University policy, please complete a Vehicle Exception Request. Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified of the outcome. More information regarding parking on campus can be found here. If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of Transportation and Parking Services at or call (202) 552-PARK (7275).