Washington, D.C. is a center of intellectual and cultural activity. It's the perfect place for students of canon law to enhance their academic interests off-campus. The city's museums, historical sites, restaurants, performing arts centers, and the world's largest research library (the Library of Congress) are all nearby, just a short Metro ride away. All of them constitute great resources for our students.

The area around campus is known as Little Rome. Several ecclesiastical institutions are a short walk away, including the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Dominican House of Studies.

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    Discover D.C. with CatholicU

    Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

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    Little Rome

    As clerics and religious men and women of different orders walked around in their religious robes, Brookland began to be called Little Rome.

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