The Catholic University of America


Commuter-in-Residence Program

The Commuter-in-Residence Program, created by Residence Life specifically for first-year students who will be commuting to campus, is designed to provide commuting students with the opportunity to become an active member of an on-campus first-year residence hall community and helps participants build connections with the Catholic University community. As a participant in this program, you will have opportunities to:

  • build friendships with fellow first-year students,

  • meet Residence Life staff members and participate in activities and events that take place in the residence hall,

  • be an active member of an on-campus residential community,

  • receive regular communication about campus and residence hall events, and

  • access a residence hall as a place to visit between or after classes.

Who is eligible to participate?

This program is available for first-year commuting students interested in building connections with the CUA campus community. It may not fit the needs or interests of all students due to family, academic, and/or work commitments but can be a positive complement to your college experience.

How do I sign up?

To sign up for the Commuter in Residence Program, please email by August 20, 2014 with your name, major, hometown, and anticipated commute time.

Can I request a specific residence hall?

Students may request a specific residence hall based on knowing a student assigned to live in the hall or based on specific themed communities that are housed in various halls. If you would like to request a specific hall, please make this request in your email to sign up for the program. Residence Life will try to honor as many requests as possible.

What will be expected of me?

The Commuter-in-Residence Program is an opportunity for students to become engaged in a campus community. There are no requirements, though a student's active participation will make building strong connections to the campus community more likely. To assist in making connections, it is strongly recommended that participants attend their assigned Residence Hall Community Meeting during Orientation on Thursday, August 21, locations for all meetings can be found in the Orientation Program Guide.