The Catholic University of America

Facilities in Rome

The CUA Rome campus is located within a beautiful 19th-century building owned by the Vincentians, The Congregation of the Mission, a religious order founded by St. Vincent de Paul. Through a partnership with St. John's University, CUA students benefit from

  • Modern classrooms.
  • High-speeed wireless internet.
  • A fully-wired computer lab with printers.
  • A small library for quiet study.
  • Air-conditioned/heated facilities.
  • 24-hour security with key-card access.

Mailing address
Student's Name
The Catholic University of America
Via Marcantonio Colonna 21a
00192 Roma
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Building Hours

  • Ground Floor. Students have access to the ground floor from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. every day. Computer lab and library hours are more restrictive and should be checked regularly.

  • Second Floor. Students have access to the 2nd floor classrooms and the program office when class is in session, during posted office hours, as well as usually from 10am-7pm, Monday-Thursday.

  • Residence Floors. Non-residents can access the residence floors only accompanied by a resident. This access is limited to the hours between 7 a.m. and midnight.

    The Building

    CUA Rome is located within the St. John's University building in the Prati neighborhood of Rome, a 15-minute walk from the historic Spanish Steps. The Metro stop "Lepanto" is located just one block away.

    The Entrance

    The address is Via Marcantonio Colonna, 21a.

    A Hallway

    The building was built in the late 1800s and still retains its picturesque hallways.

    The Aula Magna

    Larger classes are often held in the Aula Magna.

    Other Classrooms

    Smaller classes are held in classrooms similar to this one.

    Computer Use

    The entire facility is equipped for wireless internet access; students can make an appointment to have their laptop configured when they arrive. Students have access to a computer lab as well.


    There is a small library for quiet study space.

    Student Lounge

    A small student lounge is available for relaxation, conversation, or improving Italian skills by watching Italian television.