College Activities

“Blaze a trail. Shine forth with the light of your faith and of your love”  
-St. Josemaría Escrivá

Van Ness Study Center offers university women the opportunity to enhance their college years with friendships, mentorship, service, and cultural and spiritual enrichment.

Van Ness serves university women from all around the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. The young women who frequent the activities at Van Ness come from a wide range of universities: George Washington University, American University, Georgetown University, Catholic University of America, University of Maryland College Park, Johns Hopkins University, and Marymount University (VA).

By bringing together students from across the DC metro area, Van Ness helps college women expand their horizons beyond the boundaries of their campus. Students who attend activities at Van Ness are challenged to give more of themselves to their friends and classmates, to their communities and families, and to God. The friendships and memories formed here last a lifetime.    

Spiritual Activities

Van Ness offers a variety of activities for spiritual enrichment, such as retreats, evenings of recollection and meditations.

Cultural Activities

International dinner nights, book discussions, engaging speakers, excursions. Join us for enriching and relaxing cultural activities throughout the year.

Service Activities

Affiliated with PALS – a tutoring program located in DC that provides inner city girls with academic and character development services. Take a look at the PALS tab to learn more on how you can help.

For dates and schedule of any of the events mentioned above, feel free to call 202-362-0763.