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D.C. Life

Our students take full advantage of Catholic University's location. Washington, D.C. has the energy of a bustling metropolis with different seasonal events that add to its charm.

Whether you are ice skating in the winter at the Sculpture Garden, or paddle-boating in the summer around the Tidal Basin, the District of Columbia is an integral part of a CUA student's experience.

Local Places of Interest
  • The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and is one of the ten largest churches in the world.
  • The Smithsonian InstitutionSmithsonian Institution Museums
    The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex with 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo - all for free! The museums have a variety of exhibits ranging from art to space exploration, there truly is something for everyone.
  • Eastern MarketEastern Market
    Eastern Market is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the District. Be sure not to miss the flea and farmer's market, brimming with fresh produce and populated by local artisans. You can also take a leisurely stroll down Pennsylvania Avenue and witness a breathtaking view of the Capitol Building and Library of Congress. Or, grab a bite to eat at "Good Stuff Eatery" made famous by Bravo TV's top chef Spike. It's all this and more!
  • Franciscan MonasteryFranciscan Monastery
    Located just around the corner from CUA’s campus, the Franciscan Monastery has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for thousands of visitors. The beautiful grounds and architecture are truly a sight to see.
  • U.S. Capitol Visitor CenterU.S. Capitol Visitor Center
    Just three metro stops away from CUA’s campus is the Nation’s Capitol Building. The Senate and the House of Representatives have met here for more than two centuries. Find your state statue in the Visitors Center and be sure to take a free guided tour of our Nation’s Capitol.
  • Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery

    This historic cemetery overlooks Washington DC and is home to the Tomb of the Unkowns.

"One of the reasons why I chose CUA is its D.C location. I love having the Metro stop right on our campus because it is so easy to get everywhere in the city. There are so many things to do in D.C that it is impossible to be bored."

- Cristina Curtin, Class of 2015