• Furniture

    All rooms have a bed (which may be a bunk bed), a wardrobe, a desk, a desk lamp, and a trash can for each student. Furniture provided by the University is not to be removed, dismantled, or otherwise altered. Residents will be billed for any missing and/or damaged furniture. At check-In a "Room Condition Report" will record any damage that existed prior to a resident's arrival. At the end of each semester, Residence Staff will assess the condition of the residential facilities. The cost of repairs or replacements will be charged to the responsible student.

  • Linen

    All residents are provided with 1 wool blanket upon arrival and must be returned in good condition at the end of the program in Rome. Linens can be purchased once in Italy or can be brought in students' luggage. 

  • Cleaning

    The cleaning service cleans the hallways and common bathrooms. There is no cleaning service in the bedrooms. It is therefore important that students ensure rooms are properly maintained. Residents are expected to keep their rooms clean and neat:

    • Do not leave dirty clothes on the floor; keep them in a designated spot in the wardrobe.
    • Open the windows to circulate air at least once a day.
    • Do not leave open food in the room; either seal it or throw it away.
    • Trash must be taken outside and placed in the dumpsters just outside the front gate. For best hygiene, this should be done every day. There are bins for paper (white), plastic, glass, and metal (blue), organic waste (brown), and non-recyclable waste (black).
    • Brooms and other cleaning materials are available upon request.

    At the end of the semester, students will be charged at least 100 euro for rooms that require additional cleaning and the engagement of the cleaning service.

  • Noise

    Quiet hours are between 10 p.m.-9 a.m. every day (beginning at midnight on Friday and Saturday), when excessive noise will not be tolerated. Students must be respectful of other students particularly when returning back to the dorm late. To assist with this, students are not to make or receive telephone or Skype calls in the dorm area during quiet hours. Students must use the common areas for this purpose.

  • Bathrooms

    Care should be taken to leave the common bathrooms and showers in a clean and orderly state after use, removing any paper from the floor, hair from the drains, and waste products from the toilets. Nothing other than toilet paper and organic waste should be flushed down the toilets.

  • Laundry

    Laundry machines are available for the use by students on the ground floor. The laundry room is open 24-hours a day. Students are responsible for providing or purchasing their own laundry detergent. To help maintain the laundry room, students are asked to clean out the lint filter after using the dryer and to turn off the lights in the laundry room when the dryers are not in use.

  • Refrigerators and Microwaves

    Refrigerators and microwaves for student use are located on the ground floor next to the laundry room. Students should follow the instructions listed for proper use and label all food clearly with name and date. Students are expected to keep refrigerators and microwaves clean.

  • Prohibited Items

    Residents are prohibited from using/possessing hot plates, grills, refrigerators, microwaves, and other similar items in their rooms. Due to health and safety reasons, the use of sporting equipment within the building is also prohibited. Residents must not hang any decorations on the walls or the doors within the building. The use of tacks, nails, tape, glue, or tabs to hang items is strictly prohibited. Candles, incense, and other similar items are not allowed anywhere in the building.

  • Maintenance

    Any maintenance issues in the rooms, the bathrooms, or the laundry room should be reported to the Residence Director as soon as possible, telephoning if it is an urgent matter.

  • Guests

    Students must get permission from program staff for all guests to the Rome Campus. Guests must submit a valid ID. All guests must leave by 7:30 p.m. Overnight guests are not permitted.

    Residents are welcome to visit one another on different floors between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 a.m. As the Catholic U. code of Student Conduct states, "The University affirms that sexual relationships are designed by God to be expressed solely within a marriage between husband and wife. Sexual acts of any kind outside the confines of marriage are inconsistent with the teachings and moral values of the Catholic Church and are prohibited by the University's Code of Student Conduct. An overnight visit with a sexual partner is prohibited as this type of behavior is incompatible with the mission of the University as well as with the rights of roommates and community members to live in an appropriate and comfortable environment."

  • Other Requests

    The Rome Center benefits from feedback from its guests. Please let the staff know of any issues that would improve the smooth functioning of the campus. This includes the following and any other improvement that would be helpful.

    • Repairs
    • Missing items
    • Alternative arrangements, changes in procedure
    • Additional items
  • COVID Expectations

    For complete guidelines and precautions pertaining to Catholic University's Rome Center, please consult the document linked here.

    In order to participate to the Rome Center program, the Catholic University of America required the vaccination for all the students partipating the program.

    Upon arrival, all students attending University in Italy must possess:

    • a proof of Covid-19 vaccination with an EU approved vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen); OR  
    • a document proving the recovery from COVID in the past 6 months; AND  
    • A negative COVID test result in the past 48-hours.  

    Please remember that one of the above requirements that must be possessed upon arrival are required when accessing spaces/venues in Rome and in Italy (i.e.:restaurants, movie theatre, gyms, bars, events, etc…).

    For information on COVID-19 conditions in Italy, visit the US Embassy webpage on COVID-19.