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Don’t Forget! Some Extra Suggestions to Add to Your College Packing List

Packing for college can be a daunting task. There are so many things to think of, and it’s easy to forget about some of those smaller items that wind up making a huge difference. While bringing clothes and toiletries are definitely important, make sure you add these items to your packing list, too! A small fan Even though every room here at Catholic has air … Continue reading Don’t Forget! Some Extra Suggestions to Add to Your College Packing List

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So You Were Born in 2000?

With the Common Application available as of August 1st, many of the students applying to college this year were born in the year 2000 (!!!!!!). If you are wondering if the Common App was online almost two decades ago like it is today, the answer to that question is yes. The online Common Application was launched in 1998, though no public colleges were on it until 2001. … Continue reading So You Were Born in 2000?

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Keeping Up with the Cardinals

Hey, guys! It’s your favorite blogger, Graceann, again!  I know that all of you are just counting down the days until you arrive at your new home in Brookland (#23daystomovein), and we can’t wait to have you here! But before you come, there are a few things that you should be keeping up with on social media to get to better know, not only on … Continue reading Keeping Up with the Cardinals

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The D.C. “Secret Menu” Part 2 – Baked and Wired

Hey, everyone! Bill and Connor here, and we’re behind the DC Secret Menu, the hidden spots throughout Washington that should be on your radar. We figure it’s time to get down to an important part of our Secret Menu–the sweet stuff. But if you haven’t read our earlier blog post – be sure to check it out here! If you are looking for that sweet treat or a … Continue reading The D.C. “Secret Menu” Part 2 – Baked and Wired

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Making the Most of Your Campus Tour This Summer

One of the best ways to determine if a school is a good fit for a student is to take a campus tour. You have to see the campus to know if you get ‘that feeling’ that everyone talks about when you’ve found ‘your school’ or if you could NEVER imagine yourself as a student on that campus. There are so many elements that comprise … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Campus Tour This Summer

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Spotlight: The Rome Center

Traveling from Dayton, Ohio, to study abroad through the First-Year Experience in Rome alongside eighteen rising sophomores was an adventure of a lifetime. My expectations of the studying abroad was that I would be completely immersed into Italy’s culture with fellow Catholic University students by my side. Before even applying to the program, I was highly encouraged to travel to Italy by my fellow classmates who … Continue reading Spotlight: The Rome Center

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Tour of Brookland

Welcome to Brookland, home of The Catholic University of America! Catholic is nestled in Northeast, Washington, DC, and is in a residential part of the city. That isn’t to say that we don’t have much in Brookland! We have all you could need, and even a little more, so let me give you a quick tour of our neighborhood! ARTSWALK The ARTSWALK is a super cool … Continue reading Tour of Brookland

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Why Catholic: The Basketball Edition

Hey everyone! My name is Andrew and I am a junior here at Catholic University. I currently major in Business Management with a specialization in Sports Management. Also, I am a forward of the men’s basketball team. My journey to Catholic began in my junior year of high school. Being from Orlando, it would have been easy for me to stay in the warm and … Continue reading Why Catholic: The Basketball Edition

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Why I Love Orientation

They say if you want to live your best life, wear clothes that make you feel good about yourself. For me, the outfit that makes me feel like I’m living my best life is a red polo and khakis. There’s just something about that “Jake from State Farm” look that really gets me going. That, and waking up at the crack of dawn to put … Continue reading Why I Love Orientation

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The Busch School Ethics

One of the first times that I visited Catholic University and the Busch School of Business and Economics, I received a t-shirt, which had a quote on the back that I will never forget. The quote was from Pope Francis’ Laudato Sì, where he stated, “Business is a noble vocation,” (129). Upon joining the Busch School of Business and Economics, this quote guided me in my … Continue reading The Busch School Ethics

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The DC “Secret Menu”–The Exorcist Stairs

Hey everyone! We’re Bill and Connor, and we’re the authors behind a new series called The D.C. ‘Secret Menu.’ We want to shed a little light on the not-as-well-known areas of Washington DC, so that way you can truly make the most out of your time here in the nation’s capital! This summer, we’ll be exploring some locally iconic spots, great places to get a … Continue reading The DC “Secret Menu”–The Exorcist Stairs

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Melbourne Reflections

I can’t believe that after four months, my time in Melbourne is coming to an end. I remember the first day when I landed at the airport and moved into my apartment as if it were yesterday, and in a couple of weeks I will be doing that same 26-hour traveling experience all over again. These past four months have been some of the best of … Continue reading Melbourne Reflections

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Why Catholic: The Psychology Edition

At the expense of revealing myself as a super nerd, I’ll admit that I’ve had the same professional goals since I was in middle school. From the days of awkward haircuts, braces, and horrific plaid uniforms, I’ve known that my dream is to earn my PhD in clinical psychology, and one day open my own psychotherapy practice. When it came time to start applying for … Continue reading Why Catholic: The Psychology Edition

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Air Force ROTC

Waking up at 5:00 AM is never fun, especially when you have to fight the warmth and comfort of your bed. But, for us Air Force ROTC cadets here on campus, it’s just another day…well another Tuesday or Wednesday. Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning during the school year, we ride over to Howard University for either Physical Training or Leadership Laboratory, doing everything from running … Continue reading Air Force ROTC

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Why Catholic: The Nursing Edition

As people talk about their college search, most stories have that one moment of clarity–the moment when you feel like you’re home and that you belong in that certain place, and that was how I felt every time I came to visit Catholic University. I initially tour Catholic per the suggestion of my mom and when I stepped on campus for the first time, I … Continue reading Why Catholic: The Nursing Edition

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Debunking Misconceptions

My name is Bill O. and I’m a junior history major. As a tour guide at The Catholic University of America, my fellow Cardinal Ambassadors and I commonly get asked questions from prospective students and their parents about various aspects of life at Catholic  University. Here are some of the common misconceptions about campus life that I’ve come across as a tour guide: Do you … Continue reading Debunking Misconceptions

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Taking on New Zealand

One unique aspect of studying nursing at Catholic University is that our students have the opportunity to study abroad! Hear about Alexis’s nursing classes at The Catholic University of Australia and catch up on her recent adventures! Nursing classes in Australia are a bit different from my classes in the U.S. Each class is only once a week, but it is a two hour lecture … Continue reading Taking on New Zealand

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Life Lessons at NPR

“How did I end up here? How did I get so lucky?” The excitement that my sister shared when I told her where I would be spending my semester interning was eye-opening, “I LOVE NPR! WNYC HAS MY FAVORITE PROGRAMS, I LISTEN EVERY DAY! Have you listened to ‘Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me’? What about the Tiny Desk Concerts?” Prior to interning at NPR, I … Continue reading Life Lessons at NPR

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New Place Like Home

Some students who travel far away for college can say, “There’s no place like home,” but when reminiscing on her transition, first year student Jeanne Marie shares how DC has transformed into her ‘new place like home.’ Read as she shares exactly what it’s like to be a local student at Catholic. Catholic University is closer to my house than the high school I attended. I … Continue reading New Place Like Home

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Easter on Campus

Have you ever considered what campus life over a University holiday would be like, if you couldn’t return home for the break? Catholic University hosts many students over short breaks, who aren’t able to make it home or who choose to stay in Washington, D.C. Hear about one student’s time on campus over Easter break! This year, I decided to stay on campus for Easter … Continue reading Easter on Campus

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9 THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO TRANSFER TO CUA!

First, let me start off by saying we are SO excited that you have thought about making The Catholic University of America part of your college plans. We understand that transferring may be a little confusing, but please know that you always have the support of our admission team, The Office of Undergraduate Admission, to help! To clear up any questions, here’s a quick cheat … Continue reading 9 THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO TRANSFER TO CUA!

The Distance Question: Why I left AZ to Study in DC

When I moved into my first dorm at CUA (go Gibbons!), I had never before stepped foot on the campus. I came from Phoenix, Arizona, a full five-hour flight and 2,295 miles from Washington, D.C. I chose CUA based on the research I had done online and I had no idea what to expect when the taxi my parents and I took from the hotel … Continue reading The Distance Question: Why I left AZ to Study in DC

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White House Whirlwind

When I tell people, “I study Politics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.,” their first response is, “Well that is definitely the perfect place to be!” Having the chance to study politics three miles away from some of our most powerful lawmakers has been an incredible experience. As a CUA student, I can hop on a metro train after classes and gain … Continue reading White House Whirlwind

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Swapping Zucchettos with Pope Francis

Last semester, I was lucky enough to study abroad at Catholic University’s Rome Center in the Eternal City. Towards the end of my four months in this historic place, I had the opportunity to attend a Papal Audience in St. Peter’s Square with Pope Francis. In preparation for this event, I stopped by Barbiconi, an ecclesiastical tailor near the Pantheon, to pick up a white … Continue reading Swapping Zucchettos with Pope Francis

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Virginia, ¿americana o madrileña?

Hello again from Madrid! Since my last update, I’ve explored more of Madrid, traveled to Salamanca, and most recently trained to Lisbon, Portugal. We had some spectacular spring weather for a little while here in Madrid, so I was outside practically all day everyday, and so was every other madrileño (Spanish for ‘people from Madrid’) and tourist visiting this city. It was magical. One weekend … Continue reading Virginia, ¿americana o madrileña?

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Why I Chose CUA to Study Theology

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked, “Why Catholic University?” since I made my college decision last year. “Because I want to study theology.” This usually springs a second question: “Why theology?” I think I have to answer both questions at once. Growing up right outside of D.C., I always knew how much the area has to offer an active learner. I’ve … Continue reading Why I Chose CUA to Study Theology

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Hong Kong is Re-Engineering the Engineer in Me

Remember that scene in The Parent Trap when Hallie arrives in London and she has her head out the car window as she passes iconic sites while There She Goes plays in the background? Yes, I know you do! Well, this is the first thought that comes to my mind when attempting to put into words what studying abroad has felt like to me. I … Continue reading Hong Kong is Re-Engineering the Engineer in Me

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Campus Ministry: A Community for Everyone

Hello, I’m Camilla and I’m a senior student minister. Student ministers are student staff of the Campus Ministry Office, who are assigned a residence hall on campus as a resource and connection between the residents of that hall and the Campus Ministry Office.  I currently work with first-year women in Regan Hall. During the first few weeks of the fall semester, I spent hours introducing … Continue reading Campus Ministry: A Community for Everyone

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Adventures in Australia

Hello, everyone!! It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to bring you up to speed in the Land Down Under, so let me tell you about how I’ve been spending my time. I had a week in Melbourne before classes started, and my roommate and I figured that since we will spend the majority of our semester in Melbourne, we wanted to go on … Continue reading Adventures in Australia

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Student Ministry: Celebrating Catholic Roots on Campus

“For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve…” – Mark 10:45 Looking back at every awesome experience I’ve had at CUA, I can say without any doubt or reservation that serving as a Student Minister has been my favorite. On campus, Student Ministers live in a place called The House and in the residence halls, with the intention to build community … Continue reading Student Ministry: Celebrating Catholic Roots on Campus

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Taking Flight: CUA Nursing

Hi, I’m Peggy and I’m a senior nursing major at CUA! Being a student at CUA, I often hear, “You have so many great opportunities available to you.” In all honesty, we do! We have incredible internship opportunities, and as a nursing major, I do clinical work at world-renowned hospitals just down the street. One of the best parts about being a student in DC … Continue reading Taking Flight: CUA Nursing