Basilica during Cardinal Fest 2021

Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic UniversityExtended through 2023 with $500M goal

The Catholic University of America will extend Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University through 2023 with a new goal of $500 million.

People light candles on the University Mall in front of Gibbons Hall

Add Your LightNew Campaign Video

Our community members of all stripes have united in support of a bright new future for Catholic University. Together, we will shine brightly.

Fatima on the University Mall in front of McMahon Hall

Cardinal Weekend 2021Virtual Activities

Participate in Cardinal Weekend from afar! Join a virtual tour of campus or download a printable race bib for the virtual 5K and fun run.

Upcoming Events

Celebrate Catholic University with us! Join us for these upcoming events:

Feb 12

Basketball Alumni Day

Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center - Washington, DC

Apr 01

Annual Christmas Concert - POSTPONED: New date TBD

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Washington, DC

Our Latest Stories
Bridget Power, B.A. 2017, M.A. 2020, installed as the first Jamie L. Roberts Endowed Assistant Coach for women’s basketball
January 24, 2022
Recently, Catholic University celebrated the installation of its first endowed athletics assistant coach: Bridget Power, B.A. 2017, M.A. 2020, the inaugural Jamie L. Roberts Endowed Assistant Coach for women’s basketball.
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Tim D'Silva memorializes his CatholicU Sweetheart with an endowed scholarship
January 19, 2022
Dr. Themistocles “Tim” D'Silva, Ph.D. Chemistry 1964, has made a gift to Catholic University in memory of his late wife, Dr. Rose Marie D'Silva, also Ph.D. Chemistry 1964, who passed away in June of 2019. The Rose Marie D’Silva Endowed Scholarship symbolizes her commitment to quality education for all.
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What a nativity scene at Christmas must mean for us
December 20, 2021
While Saint Francis did not invent the nativity scene or Christmas créche, he did popularize it, and as a Franciscan, I have a strong attachment to what this very familiar scene represents. It is a cherished tradition, and a family’s nativity scene becomes a very personal and very particular expression of familial faith.
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National Tour of "Angels Unawares"

In 2020 and 2021, Timothy Schmalz's Angels Unawares sculpture was on a national tour. In April 2022, the 20-foot-long, 3.5-ton sculpture will be permanently installed on the campus of The Catholic University of America.

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As the University works to serve the Church, the nation, and the world, University Advancement bridges all of its communities. We are building relationships for the next generation!