If you have any further questions about the intern housing program, please contact the Office of Events and Conference Services at 202-319-5291 or cua-summer@cua.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Catholic University?

    The University is located in the northeast quadrant of Washington D.C. just three miles from the U.S. Capitol building.

  • Who can stay at Catholic University?

    Any individual in D.C. for educational purposes - internships, co-ops, research and/or educational study.

  • Is there a minimum age requirement?

    Yes, you must be 18 years or older to participate in the summer intern housing program.

  • What is the minimum night stay on campus?

    There is a minimum twenty-one (21) night stay for intern housing.

  • Will I be assigned a roommate if a Double room is assigned?

    Yes. Roommates will be assigned to double occupany guests. If you have someone you would like to live with, please specify that on your application. Your roommate should also list your name on their application

  • Do you have married or family housing available?

    There is no married or family housing available.

  • What do the rooms look like?

    During summer 2023, Gibbons, Caldwell, and Seton are the three primay halls in the residential area of campus we use for intern housing and we may use one Centennail Village hall as well. People who check-in before May 14 may have to live in temporary accommodations before moving to their permanent assignment. The same holds true for people who stay past August 6th.  For more information about the residence halls, please see here.
  • Do you offer rooms with private baths and kitchen facilities in the residence halls?

    Shared, separate gender common bathrooms facilities are offered on each floor for intern housing. 
    Yes. Shared kitchen facilities are available in each residence hall.  Interns would be responsible for providing their own cooking implements e.g. pots and pans. A microwave/refrigerator unit is in each room at no extra charge

  • How close is the campus to the Capitol, National Mall, or downtown?

    Catholic University is located just three Metrorail stops from Capitol Hill, via the Red Line Metrorail stop to Union Station, about a 15 minute trip. Popular downtown destinations such as Gallery Place/Chinatown and DuPont Circle are also on the Red Line as well as major attractions on the National Mall. (The Metrorail runs adjacent to campus, a walk of 4-8 minutes from most lodging on campus.) Visit the Metrorail website for more information.

  • How far is the Metro stop from intern housing?

    Depending on which hall you are assigned, it is 4-8 minute walk. The Red Line CUA/Brookland Metro stop is located on John MCormack Rd. adjacent to the east side of campus.

  • How do I arrange to receive mail or packages while staying at Catholic University?

    You will be assigned a mailbox and given mail information upon check-in. Find out more

  • What do I bring to campus?

    While rooms are fully furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, and closet or wardrobe per occupant, anyone staying in University housing will need to bring bedding, towels/washcloths, alarm clocks, desk lamps, etc.

  • What do I need to do to cancel?

    If you need to cancel you must request so in writing to cua-summer@cua.edu. Cancellation more than 30 days prior to check-in date will result in a $250 fee. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to check-in date will result in a penalty charge of 25% of the total amount. No-shows are not eligible for refunds.
    If you must cancel your reservation due to COVID circumstances, the normal cancellation policy will not apply and instead you will be given a full, 100% refund. Cancellations for other reasons will still be held to our normal cancellation policy. Please submit your cancellation request via email: cua-summer@cua.edu.

  • What do I do if I need to change my reservation.

    Interns are responsible for the dates of stay they requested. If you would like to extend your stay, please contact the Office of Events and Conference Services at cua-summer@cua.edu. Extensions will be handled on a case-by-case basis and are subject to availability.

  • Whom do I call in case of an emergency or in case of maintenance needs

    Call the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111 or extension 5111 from a campus phone, to report any on-campus emergencies. Requests for any maintenance issues should be directed to the Pryzbyla Information Desk at 202-319-5200 or extension 5200 from a campus phone.

  • How do I request housing accommodations?

    If you have a disability or medical condition which should be considered in assigning you a room, please complete the Housing Accommodation Request Form at least 30 days before arrival.

    To receive a housing accommodation, you may need documentation supporting the requested accommodation. Accommodations are made on a needs-based and space-available basis. Please note: All on-campus residence halls are air-conditioned.

  • What are the rules concerning guests?

    Residence halls are open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.  The right of a resident to live in reasonable privacy takes precedence over the right of his/her roommate to entertain a guest in the room. Guests must respect quiet hours. Overnight guests are not permitted. For details, please refer to the Intern Housing Rules 2022 document.

  • Can I check-in this Summer 2023?

    Summer Intern Housing will be available from Sunday, May 14 through Sunday, August 06, 2023.  Please submit your Online registration here.. For inquiries, please contact cua-summer@cua.edu.

  • Can I check-in earlier or extend my stay?

    Requests of such kind will be handled on a case by case basis, Please send your requests to cua-summer@cua.edu.