The Catholic University of America

April 16, 2010

Prospective Students and Families Visit CUA for Odyssey Day

  Students and their families gather outside McMahon Hall during Odyssey Day registration.

In an annual tradition, admitted students and their families traveled to campus on Friday, April 16, to learn more about academic programs, extracurricular activities and the school that may become home to these prospective students over the next few years.

The day kicked off with an introduction by university president Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception adjacent to the campus. Father O’Connell delivered remarks to a standing-room-only crowd at the Basilica.

After the introduction, students and their families had the opportunity to tour residence hall rooms and campus facilities, speak with current students and faculty about academic programs, and learn more about other opportunities they’ll have once they enroll at CUA.

This evening, while parents have the chance to meet alumni, prospective students will get to explore Washington, D.C., by assisting the Office of Campus Ministry in a service project, visiting the International Spy Museum, having dinner at Union Station or seeing Washington’s monuments during an evening bus tour.

To see a more detailed schedule of the day, click here.




  Father O'Connell welcomes Odyssey Day visitors at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.


Students and their families listen to Father O'Connell's welcoming remarks.  


  Scott Mathews, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, shows off an electrical engineering lab.


Prospective students and their parents visit the CUA Cheerleading table at the Student Life Fair.  


  Sophomore Matt Kline and  freshman Carrie Work of CUA Ballroom at the Student Life Fair.