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  • Schedule is subject to change. Please check the priory website, dhspriory.org, for the latest information.
  • Monday - Friday

    7:00am Mass & Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Rosary & Midday Prayer
    5:30pm Office of Readings & Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline (Monday - Thursday)
  • Saturday

    8:00am Mass with Morning Prayer
    12:00pm Office of Readings & Midday Prayer
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
  • Sunday

    8:30am Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
    11:15am Mass
    5:20pm Rosary
    5:40pm Evening Prayer
    9:00pm Compline
Calendar
  • Friday, December 2

    What’s So Special About the Universe? Multiverse Theory and Catholic Theology

    Dr. Stephen Barr, University of Delaware

    7 PM, Building 4, Room 163, MIT

    Co-sponsored by the Tech Catholic Community and the MIT Graduate Student Council

  • Saturday, December 3

    The Rest is Said in Praise to God: Thomas Aquinas on the Rites of the Mass

    Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., St. Vincent Ferrer Church

    1:00 PM, Catholic Center at NYU

    Part of the Wisdom of Aquinas series

  • Monday, December 5

    “Not in Time’s Covenant”: T. S. Eliot on the End of all Things

    Prof. Thomas Pfau, Duke University

    5:00 PM, William L. Harkness Hall, Room 207, Yale University

    Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute at Yale

  • Monday, December 5 - Friday, December 9

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Thursday, December 8

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, December 9

    Classes End

  • Monday, December 12

    Reading Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Tuesday, December 13 - Friday, December 16

    Final Examination Period

  • Friday, December 16

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, December 19 - Tuesday, December 20

    Special Exams Period

  • Thursday, December 22

    Library and Offices Close at Noon for Christmas Break

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Library and Offices Reopen

  • Monday, January 9

    Classes Begin

  • Monday, January 16

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, January 17

    Administrative Monday (Monday Classes Held; No Tuesday Classes)

  • Friday, January 20

    Last Day to Add or Drop Courses

  • Friday, January 27

    March for Life

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Friday, February 24

    Midterm:

    Last Day to Submit Work for Incompletes from the Previous Semester

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with 50% Refund

  • Wednesday, March 1

    Ash Wednesday

  • Friday, March 3

    Grades Due on Incompletes from the Previous Semester

  • Monday-Friday, March 6-10

    Spring Break

    No Classes; Offices and Library Open

  • Thursday, March 30 - Friday, April 7

    Registration for Fall 2017 Classes

  • Wednesday, April 12

    Administrative Friday (Friday Classes Held; No Wednesday Classes)

    Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “WD” Grade

  • Thursday, April 13

    Holy Thursday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Friday, April 14

    Good Friday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Monday, April 17

    Easter Monday

    No Classes; Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, April 18

    Annual Save the Rare Books Golf Tournament

  • Saturday, April 22

    Seventh Annual Dominican Spring Gala

    Cloister of the Dominican House of Studies

  • Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28

    Course Evaluation Week

  • Friday, April 28

    Classes End

  • Monday, May 1

    Reading Day

  • Tuesday, May 2 - Friday, May 5

    Final Exam Week

  • Friday, May 5

    Semester Ends

  • Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12

    Special Exams Week

  • Friday, May 12

    Commencement

    5 p.m. Priory Chapel (Invitation Only)

  • Friday, May 19

    Priesthood Ordinations

    PFIC Offices & Library Closed

  • Monday, May 29

    Memorial Day

    Offices and Library Closed

  • Tuesday, May 30

    Summer Session Begins

Directions to the PFIC

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception is located at 487 Michigan Avenue NE, across the street from the campus of The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is within easy reach of the Brookland/CUA Station on Metro’s Red Line.

Please note that due to the Metro’s SafeTrack program, the Red Line – including the Brookland-CUA station – is scheduled to be shut down between the NoMa & Fort Totten stations from Saturday, October 29, through Tuesday, November 22. Please check Metro’s website for more information.

The entrance is through the glass doors which face Michigan Avenue.


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From the Metro

Take the Red Line to Brookland/CUA. Exit the station to the left. At the top of the escalator, make a u-turn and walk under the Michigan Avenue overpass to the plaza at Monroe Street Market, with its “Arts Walk” tower. Turn right and walk along Michigan Avenue for about a quarter of a mile, crossing 7th Street NE and Monroe Street NE. The Dominican House of Studies will be on your left.

Please note that due to the Metro’s SafeTrack program, the Red Line – including the Brookland-CUA station – is scheduled to be shut down between the NoMa & Fort Totten stations from Saturday, October 29, through Tuesday, November 22. Please check Metro’s website for more information.

From the North

(I-95 South and Baltimore/Washington Parkway) After passing through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, take Exit 52 (Route 295 South, Baltimore-Washington Parkway). As you approach Washington, continue on Route 50 West toward Washington (New York Avenue). From New York Avenue exit onto South Dakota Avenue and continue to the sixth traffic light (approximately 1.3 miles). Turn left onto Monroe Street, and continue to the 10th traffic light (approximately 1.4 miles), and turn left onto Michigan Avenue. The Dominican House of Studies is immediately on the left on Michigan Avenue. The driveway entrance is on the right side of the building.

From the South

(I-95 North, 395 North, and North Capitol Street north) When I-95 North intersects the Capitol Beltway (Routes 395, 495, and 95), get onto Route 395 North. Continue on Route 395 until it ends at New York Avenue, where you must turn right. After the second light, at the first right turn, bear right onto M Street. Continue to the second traffic light and turn left onto North Capitol Street. Continue for approximately 1.4 miles to the eighth traffic light and turn right onto Michigan Avenue. After the fourth traffic light (at the intersection of 4th Street), the Dominican House of Studies is the second building on the right. The driveway entrance is on the far side of the building.

From the East

(Route 50) Take Route 50 West and exit onto South Dakota Avenue. Continue to the sixth traffic light (approximately 1.3 miles). Turn left onto Monroe Street and continue to the tenth traffic light (approximately 1.4 miles) and turn left onto Michigan Avenue. The Dominican House of Studies is immediately on the left on Michigan Avenue. The driveway entrance is on the far side of the building.

From the West

(Route 66, Constitution Avenue, North Capitol Street north) Follow Route 66 East into Washington to Constitution Avenue. Continue on Constitution Avenue until you pass 2nd Street, NW; then turn diagonally left onto Louisiana Avenue. At the fifth traffic light turn left onto North Capitol Street. Continue for approximately 2.1 miles to the sixteenth traffic light and turn right onto Michigan Avenue. After the fourth traffic light (at the intersection of 4th Street), the Dominican House of Studies is the second building on the right. The driveway entrance is on the near side of the building.

From the Northwest

(I-270, 495-Capital Beltway, Route 1) Follow 270 South to Washington. Pick up 495/Capitol Beltway East. Take Exit 25 (Route 1 South). At the exit make a right onto Route 1 South. Continue for approximately 3.5 miles and make a right at the light onto Route 410/East-West Highway. At the first light turn left onto Queens Chapel Road/Michigan Avenue. Continue for approximately three miles. The Dominican House of Studies will be on the left on Michigan Avenue. The driveway entrance is on the near side of the building.