The Catholic University of America

CUA Student Summer Housing 2019

Please note: The information is for CUA students (current academic year CUA students, 2019 CUA graduates, and visiting college students enrolled in summer courses at CUA). 

***Housing information for VISITING INTERNS is available here.***


In order to be eligible for a summer on-campus assignment through the Office of Housing Services, individuals must be a current academic year CUA student, a 2019 CUA graduate, or a visiting college student enrolled in summer courses at CUA. For the time period from May 19 through August 4, current CUA students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes to be eligible for summer housing. This is a great opportunity for CUA students to pursue internships and other career opportunities in the D.C. metro area during the summer months.

CUA students who successfully complete 3 credits are eligible for a 30% reduction in your total housing costs.  CUA students who successfully complete 6 or more credits are eligible for a 50% reduction in your total housing costs.

Summer Housing Dates

The summer class schedule is available through Cardinal Station or Summer Sessions.

On-campus housing is available from May 19 through August 4 for CUA students. On-campus housing is available during the transition period from May 13 through May 18 for current CUA residents only. Current residents who want to request transition housing for this week may do so by contacting the Office of Housing Services.

On-campus housing is not generally available between August 4 through August 28. Students will be expected to vacate their summer assignment by 5:00pm on August 5. However, students who are summer residents until August 11 and have a confirmed fall housing assignment are eligible for fall transition housing from August 11 through August 30. More information on the fall transition option will be available from the Office of Housing Services.

Summer Housing Options and Rates

All CUA 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. Plasma TVs are located in all lounges.

Opus Hall

The following table illustrates the room types and rates:

Room Type Nightly Rate All Summer  - 5/19 to 8/11 (84 nights)
Suite Single $45 $3780
Suite Double $42 $3528



CUA students who successfully complete 3 credits are eligible for a 30% reduction in your total housing costs.  CUA students who successfully complete 6 or more credits are eligible for a 50% reduction in your total housing costs.


Students will be charged for the nights he/she occupies a space. Occupying a space includes, but is not limited to, physically dwelling in the space, retaining keys to the space, or maintaining belongings in the space.

Room rates include cable, laundry, and internet service.

Meal plans are available through CUA Dining Services.


D.C. sales tax on meals and housing may or may not apply, and is case specific.

To Apply for Housing

Please complete the Summer Housing Application through You can access by logging onto Cardinal Station using your username and password and navigating to MyHousing. Students needing assistance with the summer housing application may consult the Summer Housing Application Guide.

If you have misplaced your username or password, call the CUA Computer Help Desk for assistance at 202-319-4357.

Assignments will begin being made in mid-April. The priority 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.

Summer Assignment Information

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

Check-In Information

Check-in information will be sent via email to each student who receives a summer assignment. The earliest available check-in date for students who do not currently live on campus is 5:00pm on May 19, 2019.

The Summer Residence Hall Office (RHO) will serve residents and conference guests daily (hours TBD). For service outside of these hours please contact the Pryzbyla Center Information Desk at 202-319-5200.  The Summer RHO is located on the ground floor of Opus Hall. The Visitor's Information page includes a campus map and directions to campus. Opus Hall is to the south of DuFour Athletic Center and the overpass on John McCormack Road. 

Move-In Services 

MiniFridge:  The MiniFridge is a microwave and refrigerator with a separate freezer. MiniFridges are available to rent for the summer and delivered to your room.  Please visit the CUA housing site for minifridge rentals

Linen Sales:  All mattresses at CUA are XL twin mattresses. Residence Hall Linens sells this unique size bedding as well as towels, laundry supplies, and other personal items in a variety or trendy colors and patterns. Please contact Residence Hall Linens via email at or phone at 800-957-4228 to place your order.

Other Summer Information

Please click on any of the following links for more detailed information.

Summer Housing Agreement - information and policies for summer housing

Spring to Summer Transition - information for continuing residents desiring housing between spring and summer and/or housing between summer and fall terms

Summer Sessions - information on how to enroll in CUA summer classes

Pryzbyla Center - "The Pryz" directory, operation hours, campus events, and more

DuFour Athletic Center - information and operation hours for the campus athletic facility


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Housing Services at 202-319-5615 or