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Monday, Aug. 18
Classes begin at the Columbus School of Law.

Thursday, Aug. 21
New student orientation begins.

Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to the opening session and address by Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, to be held in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room at 3 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 22
4:30 p.m., Mass for students and parents participating in Orientation. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church.

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 Upcoming Events

Monday, Aug. 25
Opening of classes.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services holds its annual campus employment fair. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. This is an opportunity to meet and hire prospective work-study and non work-study students. For more information or to register your office, call Office of Career Services at 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Aug. 28
12:10 p.m., Mass of the Conversion of St. Paul. The university community is invited to celebrate Mass opening the new academic year. Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, will serve as homilist. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church.

The officers of the university and faculty in academic attire, as well as representatives of neighboring religious houses of study and of other religious communities, are requested to join in the academic procession, which will form in Memorial Hall on the ground level of the National Shrine at noon. Priests in attendance are invited to concelebrate and bring their alb and stole and assemble in the sacristy of the Upper Church by noon.

1:30 p.m., Third Annual University Picnic. Lawn and West Patio, Pryzbyla Center.

No classes from 12:10 to 3 p.m.

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Parking Permits 2008-2009
The Department of Public Safety announces that parking permit fees for the 2008-2009 academic year have been established. Faculty and staff may purchase their permits and are encouraged to use payroll deduction for their vehicle registration, which reduces the cost of administering the overall parking program. This year, all payroll deduction plans for parking will be based on a 12-month payment plan. Part-time benefit-eligible employees, who will be employed for a full academic semester, may be eligible for payroll deduction; eligibility will be determined at the time of registration. Employees choosing not to utilize payroll deduction or who are not eligible to participate may pay for their permits with cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). 

Faculty and staff may purchase parking permits at the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321, from Aug. 18 to 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Campus Transportation Management Office will return to Leahy Hall, Room 121, on Monday, Aug. 25. Faculty and staff wishing to purchase parking permits must appear in person and present a valid CUA Identification Card (Cardinal Card) and Vehicle Registration. 

Persons registering vehicles will be issued one permit (hangtag). Registrants who operate an alternate vehicle must transfer the permit between vehicles. Faculty permits are provided to full-time members of the faculty, as determined by the Office of the Provost. For more information, call the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111.

Dining Services Hours of Operation: Aug. 18 - 24
STUDENT RESTAURANT — Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor (all-you-care-to-eat)
Monday-Friday: Breakfast: 7 a.m.-9 a.m.  
                          Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
                          Dinner: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday: Breakfast: 7 a.m.-9 a.m.  
                            Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  
                            Dinner: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-midnight

FOOD COURT — Pryzbyla Center, 2nd floor
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

STARBUCKS COFFEE — Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
Monday-Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday: 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

THE LOFT CONVENIENCE STORE — Pryzbyla Center, 1st floor
Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-midnight
Monday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday and Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

LAW SCHOOL CAFE — Columbus School of Law, Lower Level
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Noon-6 p.m.

For more information, visit

Student Involvement Fair
The annual Student Involvement Fair will be held in conjunction with Fall Fiesta on Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Hannan Hall Patio. Any student organization, department or off-campus organization that provides involvement opportunities for CUA students is welcome to submit an application for space at the fair. Depending on the number of applicants, each group will be provided with either half of a table or a full table to promote its organization. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. To register for the Student Involvement Fair, visit or For more information, contact Steve Kreider at

Join the 2008 Ireland Pub and Shopping Tour
They say in Ireland that there are no strangers — only friends you haven’t met yet! Make new friends in Ireland when you join CUA alumni and friends for the 2008 Ireland Pub and Shopping Tour. We fly to Dublin from Washington, D.C., on Dec. 3, spend the next four days touring Dublin, Galway and the Connemara region, including a Celtic crystal factory, the Guinness Storehouse and the Jamison Distillery, and listening to Irish music. We’ll return on Dec. 8. The $1,290 fare includes round-trip airfare, guided tour via luxury motor coach for five days, hotel accommodations, four breakfasts and dinners and two pub crawls. Call the CUA Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 or e-mail for details. A $200 deposit is due Aug. 25, 2008. Don’t delay; this trip is filling up fast!

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For Your Benefit

Tuition Assistance Deadline
The application for tuition assistance for the fall 2008 semester is due in the Office of Human Resources by the add/drop date, Sept. 5, 2008. If you are applying to receive the tuition benefit for yourself or for your dependent child or spouse for the upcoming semester, or if you need to make any revisions, be sure that the Office of Human Resources receives your form by close of business on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Please also note that the tuition benefit may not be applied to the student’s account until that time, therefore the benefit will not be reflected in your billing statement until early September. Additional information regarding the tuition assistance policy is available at: For more information, contact Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Tuition Exchange Deadline
Applications for participation in the Tuition Exchange Program for the 2009-2010 academic year are being accepted. Completed applications for fall 2009 must be received in the CUA Office of Human Resources no later than Monday, Oct. 3, 2008. All current Tuition Exchange participants must reapply for the program by the established deadline each year. For more information on the Tuition Exchange Program, go to, or contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5590.

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