Cardinal Weekend 2021

Cardinal Weekend 2021


October 15–17, 2021

The Catholic University of America

Registration deadline:
October 10

Refund requests:
Must be submitted in writing to mitchellw@cua.edu by September 30

Hotel Options:


This fall, return to campus for something truly exciting: Cardinal Weekend 2021, which will be held in person - along with select virtual activities. We are so excited to welcome you and your classmates back, and this year will be even more special because we will celebrate reunions not only for those who graduated in years ending with 1 or 6, but also for those ending in 0 and 5, including the Class of 2020.

We are thrilled by the prospect of welcoming you back to Catholic University this October! Return to your second home, reconnect with old friends, and build new relationships with your fellow Cardinals while enjoying all that Cardinal Weekend has to offer.

Cardinal Weekend is an a la carte experience, so you can choose the events that are most appealing to you! We have a combination of free and fee-based programming.


The pandemic and your safety: Your health — and the health of our entire community — is our priority. During the planning of this joyous event, we've seen the pandemic evolve and regional restrictions change. We are preparing for the best, and we thank you in advance if we need to impose any restrictions — or cancel the event entirely — for the safety of our community. If necessary, we'll send updates.


Need help registering? Contact Whitney Mitchell at 202-319-5608 or email her at mitchellw@cua.edu.


The deadline to receive a refund for any Cardinal Weekend registration event fees is Wednesday, September 30, 2021, at 5 p.m. EDT. Cancellations requests received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Registrations that occur after this date will also not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who do not attend an event. All cancellations must be received in writing by the stated deadline in order to be eligible for a refund. Please send cancellations to mitchellw@cua.edu


Hotel Room Block Information

Please note: Space is limited at each hotel, and room blocks may fill prior to the deadlines listed below. We encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible.

Courtyard by Marriott – Downtown/Convention Center

901 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001

  • Rate: $149 per night, not including taxes
  • Cut-off date: Monday, October 11, 2021
  • Room nights in block: Thursday to Sunday night
  • Cancellation policy: You must cancel 72 hours prior to your scheduled date of arrival in order to avoid a cancellation fee equal to the cost of one night's stay.
  • Custom group booking link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50219240
    Online reservations are recommended, but guests may also book by phone at 800-321-2211. You must mention the group name “CUAS.”

The Madison, a Hilton Hotel

1177 15th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005

  • Rate: $179 per night, not including taxes
  • Cut-off date: Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Room nights in block: Thursday to Sunday night)
  • Cancellation policy: You must cancel 72 hours prior to your scheduled date of arrival in order to avoid a cancellation fee equal to the cost of one night's stay.
  • Custom group booking link: https://book.passkey.com/go/CUAHomecomingBlock2021
    Online reservations are recommended, but guests may also book by phone at 800-321-2211. You must mention the group name “CUAS.”

Courtyard by Marriott – Washington, D.C./US Capitol

1325 2nd Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002

  • Rate: $129 per night, not including taxes
  • Cut-off date: Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Room nights in block: Thursday to Sunday night
  • Cancellation policy: You must cancel 72 hours prior to your scheduled date of arrival to avoid a cancellation fee equal to the cost of one night's stay.
  • Custom group booking link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1628003394169&key=GRP
    Online reservations are recommended, but guests may also book by phone at 202-898-4000. You must mention the group name: “Cardinal Weekend – Catholic University.”