Welcome to 2020 at The Catholic University of America, a year of incredible challenges that have exposed our community's fortitude, resilience, and generosity.
In an hour-long special that was streamed on November 18 and 22, 2020, we shared how Catholic University is navigating this singular moment in its 133-year history.
Six months after publicly launching the University's first-ever comprehensive campaign, Catholic University closed residence halls and moved classes online to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community came together to support students who faced financial hardship due to the loss of jobs, family health problems, or displacement.
What happened during the webcast?
This online event was hosted by Rosanna Scotto, B.F.A. 1980, co-anchor of WNYW Fox5's Good Day New York. Viewers heard directly from some of the University members at the center of this moment: students who have been affected, University officials who have made the hard decisions, and parents and alumni who have supported fellow Cardinals.
Also, the evening featured the follow-up to our Light the Way video and performances by students and Broadway-performing alumni.
But this event was about more than what the University has been through. It was also about what we're moving toward.