Student Life: Educating the Whole Person
In Catholic Studies, you will find a variety of other opportunities outside the classroom that allow you to challenge yourself, meet new people and get the most out of your Catholic Studies education. Catholic Studies is a community of Catholics who pray, live, socialize, learn, study abroad, serve and lead together.
Students can choose to live in a house or residence hall that has an intentional emphasis on Catholic living. These students live together in communal study prayers, meals, and fellowship. Communities include the Catholic Women’s Floor, the Catholic Men’s Floor, the Catholic Women’s House, and the Catholic Men’s House.
Study in Rome is an integral part of the Catholic Studies program, with most students participating for a semester. Students live in community at St. Thomas' Bernardi Residence on the Tiber River in the Prati neighborhood and take courses in English at the Dominican Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum). Retreats, service, travel, and participation in papal liturgies are some of the opportunities available to Catholic Studies students studying in Rome. Read the Reflections from Rome blog to learn more about the program from a student’s perspective.
Based on the Catholic Church’s social teaching, the Center for Catholic Studies provides opportunities for students to serve the wider community. In Rome, students serve with the Missionaries of Charity and the Sant’ Egidio Community. Other students teach religious education and help with young adult formation with youth groups.