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  Grapes spill over a wall in Lindos, Greece

Grapes spill over a wall in Lindos, on the island of Rhodes, Greece



General departmental contact:
Department of Greek and Latin
205 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064

Phone: (202) 319-5216
Fax: (202) 319-5297
General email:

Current or incoming CUA students should use the general email to request online access to placement exams in Latin or Greek.  Please email from your CUA account and use the name of the desired placement exam as the subject line in your email.  Further information on the exams themselves, including guidelines for preparation, test structure, and potential outcomes, is available here.

For requests for language teaching, tutoring, or translations, please check our guidelines to ensure that all relevant information is included before using the general email to submit your inquiry.

For application inquiries or curricular questions, it may be helpful for you to know that the following individuals occupy particular administrative positions within or outside the department:

Dr. Sarah B. Ferrario
Click here to email Dr. Ferrario.

Please note:

  • Current or new CUA students should use the general email to request online access to placement exams in Latin or Greek.
  • If you are a CUA student requesting permission to register for a specific course, please use the general email.  Course waitlists are only available in Cardinal Students.
  • The Department of Greek and Latin cannot give course permission for HUM courses.  HUM permissions are available through the Office of Undergraduate Studies, (202) 319-5220.

Academic Specialist and Departmental Administrator:
Mr. Bohdan Lonchyna
Click here to email Mr. Lonchyna.

Director of Undergraduate Studies:

Dr. Sarah B. Ferrario

Click here to email Dr. Ferrario.


Certificate Coordinator:
Dr. William J. McCarthy
Click here to email Dr. McCarthy.

Director of Graduate Studies:
Dr. William J. McCarthy
Click here to email Dr. McCarthy.

Director of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity and the Program in Early Christian Studies:
Professor William Klingshirn
Click here to email Professor Klingshirn.
Click here to move to the Center's website.

Alumni, please feel free to use the general email--unless, of course, you would like to get in touch directly with a former professor. We look forward to hearing from you!

Finally, if you are a graduate, friend, or visitor interested in supporting the department's endowments or general fund, please feel free to read more about these opportunities or to email the department chair.


Directions to Campus and to the Department

  CUA campus map with pdf file attached
  Print a pdf of the CUA campus map here.

Campus map

The university provides a pdf map, as well as a dynamic map showing accessibility features on campus.


CUA has its own stop (called "Brookland/CUA") on the Red Line of the DC Metro. As you exit the Metro station through the platform turnstiles, take the tunnel to the left to reach street level next to the university. The campus entrance will be on your left, just across John McCormack Road, as you leave the stairs or escalator.


The university provides detailed driving directions to the CUA campus. Parking is at a premium at CUA, but there are metered spaces in front of Mullen Library, next to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception ("the Shrine"), and along John McCormack Road, on the east side of campus.  Most of these are also shown on the university parking map. Three-hour free parking is also available along Harewood Road, on the west side of campus, but the city time limits should be carefully observed.

Our building

The Department of Greek and Latin is in McMahon Hall.  Its main administrative office is in room 205, whose entrance is located to your immediate left as you exit the elevator, or to your left and a short distance down the hall if you come up using the central staircases.

Our 19th-century building has odd-numbered rooms at one end of each floor and even-numbered rooms at the other; rooms are labeled mainly through the use of overhead signs.


Website and Photo Credits and Technical Notes

All uncredited photos of Greece, Greek artifacts, and Roman Spain were provided by Dr. Sarah Ferrario of the Department of Greek and Latin.  Many of the photos from Rome itself were provided by Daniel Ferrario.

The 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11 Department of Greek and Latin classics posters (seen in miniature below, and occasionally appearing elsewhere on this website, as well) and the departmental type treatment were designed and executed by Lara Fredrickson, graphic designer in the CUA Office of Publications and Design Services.

All other photos are either credited, submitted directly by students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the department, or licensed through purchase.

The Department of Greek and Latin also wishes to express its gratitude for ongoing site management and technical support to CUA's Technology Services, and to Bart Pollock, CUA Web Content Editor.

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