Staying Safe and Social

Hey everyone! It’s Jane again, back with another post about life at Catholic amid COVID-19. I am living off (but near) campus this semester, so I like to do outdoor activities in D.C. to de-stress in my free time, while staying safe and healthy. There are so many options to have fun, get outside, and... Continue Reading →

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View From the Top

Hi! It's Mitchell again! Ready to hear about my most recent adventure? This week, I visited the National Harbor just outside the D.C. limits in Maryland! Only a 20 minute drive from campus, the Harbor is home to many events and restaurants to explore. I took a friend of mine to the Ferris Wheel to... Continue Reading →

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Turning Virtual Into Ritual

Hi, everyone! My name is Mari Nicole, and I am a senior strategy, management, and operations (SMO) major from Orlando, Florida. In the Office of Admission, I work on the Executive Board of Cardinal Ambassadors, our campus tour guide club. Since I am learning remotely this semester, I've had to make a few adjustments to... Continue Reading →

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How Does a Cardinal Fly?

Hi everyone, Mitchell here! You haven't heard from me in a while so I'm excited to tell you what I've been up to since last semester! Other than keeping up with my virtual classes, working in the admission office, and starting as a waiter at a great restaurant downtown, I've really enjoyed getting back in... Continue Reading →

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Staying Connected at Catholic U.

Hey y’all, it’s Jane! I am a sophomore history and secondary education major from Wilmington, Delaware. It's a crazy time to be a student right now, but we are making the most of it! Whether it’s virtually or in-person, Catholic has developed so many resources and support systems in response to the pandemic. Here are... Continue Reading →

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Save Me a Seat!

Hey guys, Sam here again! Today I thought it would be fun to talk about dining on campus! One of the biggest concerns I had before going to college was where I would be eating. Luckily, Catholic has tons of dining options and today I’ll tell you about my favorite, Murphy’s!  All of our dining... Continue Reading →

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A Little Help Goes a Long Way

Hello everyone! My name is Nicole and I’m a senior criminology major, also earning an intelligence studies certificate, here at Catholic University! Since sophomore year, I have been able to work for the Department of Sociology. I help run the department's social media pages, plan department events for students and staff, and communicate with alumni. Through... Continue Reading →

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Meet Me in Mullen!

Hi all, Leo here. This week, I want to talk about the great resource that Mullen Library was for me this past year. I visited Mullen often to print essays and other papers that I needed for my classes (it was very convenient, especially because printing is free!). The library is a huge place; with... Continue Reading →

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Say Cheese!

Catholic University’s beautiful campus is the perfect backdrop for any photo shoot. Here are my top picks for Insta-worthy shots! Ever since I have been on campus my favorite spot to visit is the lawn next to the Basilica. Not only is it the best spot to hang out with friends, it is also amazing... Continue Reading →

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Clubs: Join One, Join Many!

Hey y’all, Sam here! Today I thought I could talk about one of my favorite parts about life at Catholic University: all the clubs! During my time at Catholic, I have participated in a number of clubs and organizations so I'm going to highlight a few of my favorites, as well as the leadership roles... Continue Reading →

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Your Portal to Greatness

Hi everyone, it's Rajhad. I've got another great campus resource that I want to tell you about this week: Handshake. Handshake is a platform that connects students with a variety of job and internship opportunities. Students at Catholic University are given access to Handshake so they can find exciting opportunities to help build their resume... Continue Reading →

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A little Coffee Goes a Long Way

Hi everyone! My name is Meghan and I’m a senior politics major with a Hispanic studies minor and a certificate in intelligence studies! I have a pretty busy schedule with classes, clubs, and the rowing team, so believe me when I say, “A Little Coffee Goes a Long Way!" First up is Starbucks! We have... Continue Reading →

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Find Your Resources in Leahy Hall

Hi everyone, Rajhad here! For new students who want to get to know campus before arriving in August, one place to take note of is Leahy Hall. Leahy Hall holds a few key resources for students to use at Catholic. Most people know this building as the home of two very important 24-hour services for... Continue Reading →

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Fun for Free

Hey everyone, Sam here again! Today I wanted to talk about one of my favorite things in D.C.: the Smithsonian museums! The Smithsonian museums are free to enter and only a quick metro ride away from campus. Also almost all the museums are right next to each other so you can spend a day exploring... Continue Reading →

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Hands On in Mechanical Engineering

Hello everyone, Leo here! Today I am going to talk about why I chose to study engineering at Catholic. Since I was in middle school, I have known that I want to be a mechanical engineer. I have always been interested in solving problems, learning about cars, planes, and pretty much every other thing that... Continue Reading →

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Quick Tips For Metro

Hi everyone, Fatima here! I am a commuter student from Riverdale, MD and a rising sophomore. As a commuter, the Metro is so important to me because it gets me to campus every day for classes! So if you’re new to D.C. and haven’t taken the Metro yet, I’ve got a few great tips to... Continue Reading →

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Stories From a “Hill-tern”

Hi everyone, Sam here! Today I want to tell you a bit about the advantages of attending school in Washington, D.C. Catholic is located in northeast D.C. and provides easy access to great museums, restaurants, and internship opportunities. As the nation’s capital, D.C. is especially exciting for anyone interested in politics. This week I talked... Continue Reading →

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My Summer Internship (From Home!)

Hi everyone, I'm Gemma Del Carmen from Arlington, Texas! I am a junior politics and psychology major with both Spanish and theology minors here at Catholic U. I work for Respond Crisis Translation, a Latina female-owned nonprofit that provides their network of volunteer translators to migrants, refugees, and anyone experiencing language barriers.  I chose this... Continue Reading →

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Picking Your Next Favorite Class

School just ended, but it’s already time to start thinking about next semester’s classes. Consider adding a foreign language course to the list, it could be your next favorite class! Students enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences here at Catholic take at least two foreign language classes at the intermediate level. My freshman... Continue Reading →

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How to Have an Awesome Freshman Year

Hi everyone, my name is Leo. I am a rising sophomore from Rockville, MD majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Going into the summer, I've been reflecting on my entire freshman year experience. Let me share a few things that made my freshman year awesome.  First, be open to making new friends! The first few days were... Continue Reading →

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Taking Flight at Catholic U.

Hi everyone! I'm Fatima, a rising sophomore majoring in Theology and Religious Studies. I want to tell you a little bit about my experience as a first generation student here at Catholic U. As I wrapped up my freshman year with finals and my last zoom meetings, I realized that Catholic has become a place... Continue Reading →

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Philosophy With Friends

Hi everyone my name is Sam and I am a sophomore biology major from Long Island, NY! As I enter my junior year at Catholic, I am reflecting on some of my favorite classes I have taken so far. Today I wanted to tell you about my first-year philosophy class! During your freshman year at... Continue Reading →

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Freshman Year in Review

Hi everyone, I’m Rajhad. I’m a Media Studies major from Washington, D.C. and I just finished my freshman year here at Catholic. Do you want to know what helped me have a successful freshman year? Keep reading. I was very excited to begin my freshman year. I looked at it as an opportunity to prove... Continue Reading →

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My Virtual College Routine

Hi, I'm Meghan, a politics major from Pennsylvania. It has been a weird semester for students all over the country, but we're making it work! Here's what a day in the virtual classroom looks like for me. In the morning I wake up and make myself some coffee in my Washington D.C. mug (of course)... Continue Reading →

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Kombucha, Anyone?

Hi everyone,  It’s Graceann! I’m back to tell you about one of my favorite Insta-worthy spots right by Catholic’s campus.  Union Market is a warehouse-turned-foodie heaven in D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood. It's full of great pop-up food options and a few different vendors that sell clothing and house (or dorm) wares, among many other things. It's also... Continue Reading →

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Pop-Up Pictures

Hi everyone! Noelia here bringing you another one of the coolest reasons to love D.C.! Living in D.C., there are many opportunities for great jobs and internships, but also for cool experiences outside of academics. The District is home to many incredible spots for movie lovers who want an escape from the stress of everyday... Continue Reading →

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Is it Summer Yet?

Hi everyone my name is Sam and I am a sophomore biology major from Long Island, NY! One of my favorite experiences at Catholic so far was my role as an Orientation Advisor (OA) this past fall. As an OA, I worked with 79 other enthusiastic students to welcome the class of 2023! Orientation allowed... Continue Reading →

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A Snapshot of My Favorite Class

Hi everyone, it's Noelia! This week I want to highlight one of my favorite classes here at Catholic U. Last semester, I was able to take an incredible class called Introduction to Digital Photography and Photoshop as part of my major in media studies minor in video production. This class has been my favorite class... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Ireland

Hi, my name is Abby. I'm a senior history major here at CU. I've done a lot of cool things during my academic career, but my favorite to talk about is my trip to Ireland! As a student at Catholic University, there are hundreds of opportunities to study abroad. Students have options for full-semester fall... Continue Reading →

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Get Involved: Operation Smile

We're back this week with another way students are getting involved on campus! Last week, Noelia talked about The Tower; this week, she tells us about Operation Smile. Catholic U. has well over 100 student-run organizations on campus and is always adding more. I joined one of the newest organizations, Operation Smile, which began at... Continue Reading →

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Get Involved: The Tower

Hi everyone! My name is Noelia and I'm a sophomore media and communications major. One of my favorite parts about being a Catholic U. student is my involvement with The Tower. On The Tower, Catholic U.’s independent student newspaper, I am both a writer and editor for the Arts and Entertainment section. (AKA--I get to... Continue Reading →

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Campus Ministry: Something for Everyone

One of the unique things Catholic University has to offer is an incredibly active Campus Ministry office. As a whole, Campus Ministry handles a variety of different events like weekly service projects, retreats, and bible studies for those interested. Service opportunities range from helping feed the homeless to helping tutor local youth. Service opportunities like... Continue Reading →

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Catholic U.

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! I'm Noelia, a sophomore from Orlando, FL. Along with writing for The Tower, our student newspaper, I also help with Spanish programming in the Office of Admission and give campus tours in Spanish. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, many student-run organizations on the Catholic University campus have and will be hosting events... Continue Reading →

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Our Top 5 Residence Haul

With vacations, summer jobs, and internships coming to a close it’s time to grab all your last minute residence hall supplies before move in day! No matter how many lists you make, on move in day we all inevitably forget one or two things. Don’t worry, we have plenty of stores nearby you can always... Continue Reading →

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Food and Fun Friday: Go Mystics!

Summer in D.C. means lots of time for finding great food and fun (usually free!) activities. Follow our Food and Fun Friday posts to get the best recommendations from our students! One of the perks of living in a city like D.C. is the ample amount of sporting event opportunities. As a passionate sports fan,... Continue Reading →

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Work It Wednesday: Calling All Nurses

Hi there, I'm Graceann, a rising senior nursing major here at Catholic.  In addition, I'm earning a Spanish for Healthcare certificate, president of the Student Nurses’ Association, and a fellow in the Office of Admission!  Here's a look at my busy summer working as a Student Nurse Extern at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the Emergency... Continue Reading →

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Work It Wednesday: Bringing the Heat

Jesse Perez Williams is a recent graduate from The School of Engineering here at Catholic University. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is currently interning with Advanced Technology and Research, a contractor at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, while simultaneously completing his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Currently, Jesse... Continue Reading →

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Our Top Tips for an Awesome Open House

Whether you’re an hour drive away or an 8 hour flight from D.C., you deserve the best experience possible during your Open House visit this Fall! Here are some tips for getting the most out of your day: Ask questions! Our Admission Counselors and highly knowledgeable Cardinal Ambassadors will be on campus throughout the day... Continue Reading →

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Making the Most of a Campus Visit

As a prospective college student, I toured close to 30 universities, so I like to consider myself somewhat of an expert on campus visits. Here are the most important things I learned about making the most of a campus visit: Schedule a formal campus tour with the Office of Admission! Walking around a campus on... Continue Reading →

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From a College Senior to a High School Senior

Hey everyone!! We’re kicking off this summer with a blog post from our Senior Summer Assistants.  They have some pieces of wisdom they’d like to share from one “senior” to another. Here’s what we’ve learned along our ~journey~ … "Be open to all opportunities that come your way! When I first started college, I had... Continue Reading →

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Meet the Leaders of Orientation

As our incoming class of freshmen are preparing for the exciting semester ahead, lots of people are working hard on campus to get ready to welcome them. Say hello to the Student Coordinators of Orientation 2020, Sydney and Philip! Hi! My name is Sydney Hartman and I am a senior marketing major from Eldersburg, Maryland.... Continue Reading →

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