The staff of the Office of Events and Conference Services is excited to welcome all to the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The Pryz is the center of campus activity—the place to meet, eat, study, hang out, and attend exciting social and academic events and programs.

Poverty Conference with musical instruments and singers

Events and Conferences

For convenience, value, service, and a variety of meeting spaces large and small, you will find no better place in Washington, D.C. to hold your conference than the beautiful campus of The Catholic University of America.

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Eddie Pryzbyla: The Building's Patron

  • Eddie Pryzbyla
    Edward J. Pryzbyla graduated from The Catholic University of America with a bachelor's degree in 1925 and was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in 1995. Through the years, Mr. Pryzbyla made many significant contributions to the University, including hundreds of trees and plants, the Pryzbyla Plaza, the Pryzbyla Arbor, and over $10 million to support the construction of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Pryzbyla once remarked "I want you to promise to help me show the students and staff how to love and care for this campus as much as I do." Eddie Pryzbyla died in 2000, so did not get to see the building that bears his name (the Pryz opened in March 2003). Through his generosity and spirit, he left an enduring positive legacy to all those connected to The Catholic University of America.

    Image: Edward J. "Eddie" Pryzbyla at the groundbreaking for the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, April 2000