Graduate school is a marathon, not a sprint, and is an endeavor that taxes everyone who undertakes it. There are many resources to help you along the way; we encourage you to make use of them.

On-campus Resources

The CUA Libraries’ wide range of resources and services, including databases, online journals, and FAQs are on the main web site. For assistance on papers and assignments, consult the research guides or schedule an appointment with a subject librarian.

CUA is part of the Washington consortium, which means students can borrow books from all the libraries in the consortium, including Georgetown, GW, etc.

The Center for Academic and Career Success (CACS) provides academic and career support services for all students through a broad base of programs and services, including Tutoring Services, Workshops, Individual Skills Meetings, Peer Mentoring, and more. CACS is located at 102 McMahon Hall.

Phone: (202) 319-6262  Email:  Web:

The Writing Center is an excellent resource for any student. The Writing Center is committed to supporting the writing needs of students at all stages of the writing process. If, at any point in the semester, you feel that you are struggling to draft, revise, or properly reference sources in a writing assignment, make an appointment online. We also welcome walk-in appointments at the Writing Center, which is located in 219 Mullen Library.

Phone: (202) 319-4286  Email:  Web:

The Office of Disability Support Services provides reasonable accommodations for the classroom and testing environment for students with documented disabilities. DSS is located in Pryz 127. Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am-6:30 pm. Phone: (202) 319-5211  Email:  Web:

The Counseling Center provides free individual and group counseling services, psychiatric consultation, alternative testing, and emergency services to CUA students. In addition, we provide consultation services and outreach programs to the CUA community. Appointments can be scheduled in person in 127 O’Boyle Hall, or by phone.

Phone: (202) 319-5765. Web:

Campus Ministry: The Office of Campus Ministry supports the members of The Catholic University of America community in their individual and communal growth as they strive to live the message of the Gospel. The central responsibilities for this office include: convening the community for prayer and worship; providing a pastoral presence on campus and in the residence halls; facilitating social justice, community service and outreach activities; offering sacramental catechesis and educational opportunities pertinent to faith development; and providing pastoral counseling, spiritual direction and retreat opportunities. Phone: (202) 319-5575. Email: Web:

Graduate students typically live off-campus; the Office of Housing Services can provide advice on finding housing:

For Student Health Services, see:

The Graduate Student Association coordinates a range of events and programs for graduate students; see their webpage ( or consult the Department’s Graduate Student representatives, Nicholas Brown ( and Taylor Kniphfer (

Off-campus Resources

A primary reason to study at CUA is the multiple resources available in the Washington, DC, area, ranging from world-class museums, to theatres, to libraries, and so forth. We encourage you to explore and benefit from the city around you. You can find an overview of these resources here: