Campus Safety

For security purposes, entrances to all residence halls are locked 24 hours a day and can only be accessed by residents of those buildings.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is on duty 24 hours a day, and regularly patrols around campus buildings and surroundings. DPS provides an array of safety and security services throughout the campus, and are available to provide escorts as well as to respond to emergencies. You may contact the Department of Public Safety by calling 202-319-5111 or extension 5111 from any campus phone.
It is recommended guests use good judgment when walking at night, as one would in any large city. Emergency phones with blue lights highlighting their position are located throughout campus with direct access to emergency assistance. 
In case of emergency, please call 202-319-5111 or extension 5111 from any campus phone.

Rules and Policies

All interns are required to familiarize yourself with and adhere to the Intern Housing Rules and the University Policies where applicable.

Campus Services

Parking Services
Parking on campus is by permit only. Parking permits are available for purchase here. Intern may park in McMahon, O'Boyle or Opus lots. Click here for a campus map.

Dining Services

Weekday breakfast and weekend brunch will be served at the Garvey dining hall or one of the dining locations. Please visit Dining Services for hours of operation and dining locations.

Mail Services

The Post Office is located on the ground level of McMahon Hall, where stamps and other postal items can be purchased and mailed.  Please find the campus map here.

You will be set up in our mail system and be assigned a mailbox in McMahon Hall mailroom. You will receive a notice when you have a package at the email address you provided when you registered for housing

Your mailing address is:
               Intern's full name 
               Catholic University of America
               620 Michigan Avenue, NE
               Washington, D.C. 20064

Mailroom hours are Monday to Friday, 9a.m. - 4p.m.

The Pryzbyla Information Desk (2nd Floor, Pryzbyla Center)
Summer Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday: 7:30a.m. to 10:00p.m.
During your stay, the Pryzbyla Information desk is an excellent resource for many of your needs.
During the Pryzbyla Center Operation Hours, please call 202-319-5200. When the Pryzbyla Center is closed, please call 202-319-5200. Your call will be forwarded to the staff on duty.

Things the info desk can assist you with:
  • Maintenance issues in your room (lighting, A/C, electrical, etc)
  • Safety and security
  • Issues with fellow interns
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bed linens (towels, extra pillows, etc.)
  • Questions about the campus
  • Campus or city maps and brochures
Additionally, we have a intern liaison who will communicate with you via email about events happening, general info, etc. and will basically act as a resource and support for you.

Residence Hall Services


Cable Television

Cable TV is available in every residence room. Please be sure to bring a television and coax cable for your own access.

Ethernet Connections

Ethernet connections are available in each residence hall. Please bring an ethernet cable for your own access.

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available in all residential buildings.

Laundry rooms

Laundry rooms can be found in each residence hall; coins are not needed as the cost of the laundry machine is included in the room rate.

Kane Fitness Center

Use of the fitness center is included in the summer intern housing package. All patrons who wish to use the fitness center will need to bring their Cardinal Card for check in at the front desk before using the facilities.  All first time patrons this summer will need to sign the Liability Waiver (click here).

Summer 2024 Hours of Operation  (To be updated )
Monday-Friday -- 
Saturday & Sunday --

Should you have any questions, please contact the fitness center at 202-319-5705 or email: