The Catholic University of America

Alumni Relations

 


Cardinal Weekend 2014 will be held October 17-19, 2014.

The Catholic University of America cordially invites all alumni -- from the Golden Cardinals to the Class of 2014 -- and their families to Cardinal Weekend this fall, Oct. 17-19!

The schedule of events continues to grow, with new ones being added every day! Please continue to check back for updates throughout the months of August and September.


Be sure to visit the lodging and frequently asked questions (FAQs) pages to help plan your weekend back on campus and in Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 or 800-288-ALUM (2586).

Scheduled events are open to ALL alumni and guests unless otherwise noted.


Law school alumni can register for their reunion specific events by visiting community.law.edu/reunion-weekend-2014.

*Note: Events with asterisks require separate registration. Events are listed in chronological order.


Thursday, October 16

Alumni Archival Display 
Open throughout Cardinal Weekend
May Gallery, John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, CUA Campus
No cost

The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives preserves not only the institutional memory of The Catholic University of America but also the documentary heritage of the American Catholic people. The alumni exhibit displays many unique objects, photographs, and items from the University's history. 

School of Engineering Alumni Cardinal Weekend Luncheon*
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall, CUA Campus
No cost

Lawrence Schuette, B.E.E. 1983, M.E.E. 1985, Ph.D. 1995, will be honored at the 2014 School of Engineering Alumni Cardinal Weekend Luncheon, receiving the 2014 Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award. Engineering alumni who would like to attend please contact the dean's office at harpera@cua.edu or 202-319-5178.

Alumni Get-Together with Bishop O'Connell
6 p.m.
Patio, Father O'Connell Hall, CUA Campus
No cost

Join us for a special alumni get-together with Most Reverend David M. O'Connell, C.M., J.C.L. 1987, J.C.D. 1990, bishop of the Diocese of Trenton and former president of The Catholic University of America. Some class years may know Father O'Connell Hall by one of its former names: Cardinal Hall or University Center. 


Friday, October 17

Father O'Connell Hall Dedication Ceremony
10:30 a.m.
Father O'Connell Hall, CUA Campus
No cost

Join the University community as Father O'Connell Hall is dedicated, celebrating the building's newest improvements and renovations. 

2014 CUA Athletics Golf Classic*
Noon 
Renditions Golf Course
Davidsonville, MD 21035
Cost: $175 for alumni, $150 for recent alumni

For more information and to register, click here

Campus Anthropology Tour
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Meet at the front steps, McMahon Hall, CUA Campus 
No cost

David Clark, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Anthropology, leads a unique and interesting tour, unearthing the stories of our campus, its buildings, and its landscapes. Wear your best walking shoes to tour campus. 

Class of 1964 Hang Out
1 - 3 p.m.
Third Floor Gallery, Pryzbyla University Center, CUA Campus 
No cost

With everyone from the Class of 1964 back in town, the hang out is an informal chance to start catching up. With chairs overlooking the Pryzbyla Lawn and Starbucks around the corner, the third floor gallery is a great place to start reminiscing. Light refreshments will be served. 

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Open Class
1:40 - 3:10 p.m. 
St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, CUA Campus
No cost

Join Dr. Leo Nestor and the Sacred Music Colloquium for a fun and entertaining journey in music. No homework or quizzes to worry about!

Homeless Food Run with Campus Ministry 

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Meet in front of the P.O.D. (C-store), Lower level of the Pryzbyla Center, CUA Campus
Cost: Metro cards will cost about $7

Spend Friday afternoon serving the homeless in downtown D.C. Food, which is donated by the University dining hall, is handed out to the homeless by the CUA community. Help share our resources with those in need. Many homeless are not only hungry, but just want someone to talk to, so be ready to lend an ear.

School of Theology and Religious Studies Alumni Reception
5 p.m.
Happel Room, Caldwell Hall, CUA Campus 
No cost

Join the School of Theology and Religious Studies for their annual Cardinal Weekend gathering. 


Department of Psychology Alumni Award Presentation and Reception
5 - 6:30 p.m.
O'Boyle Hall
, Room 324, CUA Campus
No cost

Join the Department of Psychology for their alumni award presentation and reception. 

Class of 1964 Welcome Reception
5 - 7 p.m.
McMahon Hall Foyer, CUA Campus
Cost: $30 per person

Members of the Class of 1964 begin their weekend with a special reception for this year's Golden Cardinals, the 50-year reunion class. The welcome reception is a great opportunity to get reacquainted with your classmates and the campus!

Event open to Class of 1964 undergraduate alumni and guests. 


School of Business and Economics Cocktail Reception
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Mullen Library, May Gallery, CUA Campus
No cost

All Business and Economics alumni are welcome. Enjoy a cocktail reception with faculty and graduate students. Remarks will be given by one of the deans. 

Performance of Carousel by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music* 
7:30 p.m.
Hartke Theatre, CUA Campus

Tickets are $20 for general admission; $15 for CUA alumni; and $10 for seniors, students, and CUA faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased online

President's Society Reunion*
6 p.m.
Nugent Hall 

To R.s.v.p. email Joy Zang.


University Honors Program Alumni Reception
6 - 8 p.m.
Vincent P. Walter Jr. Board Room, Curley Hall, CUA Campus
No cost

Attendees will have the chance to catch up with their favorite Honors faculty members and see Honors classmates.  


Halfway Home Happy Hour
7 - 9 p.m.
RFD, The Backroom 
810 7th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001
No cost

Kick off the weekend with fellow Cardinals who are back "home" in Washington, D.C. Appetizers and drink specials will be provided for CUA alumni. Cash bar.

Saturday, October 18
13th Annual National Catholic School of Social Service Cardinal Weekend Conference*
9 a.m. - noon (registration will open at 8:30 a.m.)
Herzfeld Auditorium, Hannan Hall, CUA Campus
Cost: $20 per person; includes 3 CEUs

Lecture Title: "Evidence-based Practice in the Real World: Clinical and Ethical Challenges"
Presenter: Melissa D. Grady, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.

Check back soon to register!

Alumni and Family Community Service Project hosted by Campus Ministry
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Gymnasium, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA Campus
No cost

Campus Ministry invites all members of the CUA community to help make thank you cards for veterans living in the Armed Forces Retirement Home. 

School of Nursing Cardinal Weekend Brunch and Meeting
9:30 - 11 a.m.
Great Room A, Pryzbyla University Center, CUA Campus

Cost: $25 per person

Guest speaker: Terry Walsh, assistant professor of nursing and director of CUA's undergraduate nursing program, along with CUA nursing students for a panel discussion on their experiences abroad.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Sponn, B.S.N. 2005, at carolynsponn@hotmail.com or 443-604-8428.

Campus Tours hosted by the Office of Admissions
10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Meet at front entrance steps, McMahon Hall, CUA Campus
No cost

Join the admissions team for a tour of campus and see the changes since you were a student! 


Pre-Game Tent Party
Join the pre-game picnic where there's good food, music, and fun for all ages! Special ticket price for members of the Class of 2014 celebrating their first Cardinal Weekend. A ticket to the football game is included with each tent ticket. There will be reserved tables for all reunion classes, young alumni, SPD, ADG, KTG, Knights of Columbus, Golden Cardinals, President's Society, Nursing, and Senators Club, and a moon bounce and face-painting for the kids.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for all reunion classes (4s and 9s)
Cardinal Weekend tent, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center Field, CUA Campus

For our reunion classes (4s and 9s) the tent party opens at 10:30 a.m. as a special celebration of your reunion weekend. 

Cost:
Adults  $40 in advance ($60 day of)
Class of 2014 Alumni $20.14 ($30 day of)
Class of 2015 Senior Students   $15  ($25 day of)
Children (4-12)    $10
Children (Under 4) Free

There are reduced prices for faculty. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 to register. 

Event is open to law school alumni as well.

For any independent tailgating outside of the Pre-Game Tent Party, please reference The Catholic University of America Event Tailgate Policy, found here.

Homecoming Football Game
Cheer on the CUA Cardinals as they take on the Hornets of Shenandoah University.

1 p.m.
Cardinal Stadium, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA Campus

Note: Admission to the football game is included in the Pre-Game Tent Party price. Alumni and guests will need to check in at the registration tables to receive nametags and wristbands for event.

Event is open to law school alumni as well.


Men's Soccer vs. University of Scranton
Watch the CUA Cardinals take on the University of Scranton in Landmark Conference action.

1 p.m.
Upper Fields, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA Campus
Cost: No cost

CUAdrama Homecoming Reception
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Upper Lobby, Hartke Theatre, CUA Campus
No cost

Join the Department of Drama for refreshments and come by to see the recently renovated Hartke Theatre while reconnecting with old friends. Please let us know you are attending by emailing us at cua-drama@cua.edu or calling 202-319-5351. 

Women's Soccer vs. University of Scranton
Watch the CUA Cardinals take on the University of Scranton in Landmark Conference action.

3:30 p.m.
Upper Fields, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA Campus
Cost: No cost


Class of 1979 35-Year Class Reunion
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (after the football game)
CUA Campus
Cost: $30 per person
Includes an open bar with beer and wine and heavy appetizers. 


Class of 1969 45-Year Class Reunion
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (after the football game)
CUA Campus
Cost: $30 per person
Includes an open bar with beer and wine and heavy appetizers. 

Class of 2009 5-Year Class Reunion
5 - 8 p.m.
Pryzbyla Plaza (By Mullen Library between Shahan and McGivney Halls), CUA Campus
Cost: $25 per person
Includes an open bar with beer and wine and heavy appetizers. 

Class of 1964 Golden Cardinals Celebration Dinner
6 -9 p.m.
Great Room B, Pryzbyla University Center, CUA Campus
Cost: $50 per person
Includes a seated dinner, open bar, and shared memories from the Class of 1964 Reunion Committee. 

Class of 2004 10-Year Class Reunion
7 -9 p.m.
The Front Page
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Cost: $10 per person
Includes appetizers, CUA drink specials, and two drink tickets. 

Class of 1999 15-Year Class Reunion
7 - 9 p.m.
Fado Irish Pub
808 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Cost: $10 per person
Includes appetizers, CUA drink specials, and two drink tickets.

Class of 1994 20-Year Class Reunion
7 - 9 p.m.
The Loft Bar at the Hamilton
600 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Cost: $25 per person
Includes appetizers, CUA drink specials, and two drink tickets.


Class of 1984 30-Year Class Reunion
7 - 9 p.m.
The Dubliner
4 F Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Cost: $10 per person 
Includes appetizers, CUA drink specials, and two drink tickets. 

Class of 1974 40-Year Class Reunion
7 - 10 p.m.
Murphy's (Second floor of the Pryzbyla University Center in the former location of the CUA Bookstore), CUA Campus
Cost: $30 per person
Includes open bar and heavy appetizers. 


Class of 1989 25-Year Class Reunion
7 - 10 p.m.
201 Bar
201 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Cost: $30 per person
Includes appetizers and three-hour open bar. 

Performance of Carousel by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music* 
7:30 p.m.
Hartke Theatre, CUA Campus

Tickets are $20 for general admission; $15 for CUA alumni; and $10 for seniors, students, and CUA faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased online.


Sunday, October 19
Cardinal Weekend Alumni Mass
Sunday Mass celebrated at Catholic University with special intentions for the 50-year reunion Class of 1964.

11 a.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, between Millennium North and Millennium South halls, John McCormack Road
CUA Campus

Event is open to law school alumni as well.


Champagne Brunch Honoring CUA's Golden Cardinals
All Catholic University alumni, staff, faculty, and guests are invited to celebrate CUA alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more.

Noon - 2 p.m.
Great Room B, Pryzbyla University Center, CUA Campus
Cost: $35 per person

Event is open to law school alumni as well.

Performance of Carousel by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music* 
2 p.m.
Hartke Theatre, CUA Campus

Tickets are $20 for general admission; $15 for CUA alumni; and $10 for seniors, students, and CUA faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased online.

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