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Welcome to the Pryz!

The staff of the Office of Events and Conference Services is excited to welcome all to the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.  The Pryz is the center of campus activity--the place to meet, eat, study, hang out, and attend exciting social and academic events and programs. 


The Office of Events and Conference Services is located in Pryz 204, and serves the following functions:
     *Day-to-day operation and management of the Pryzbyla Center, including the multipurpose Great Room and several conference/meeting rooms
     *Management of the Information Desk
     *Clearinghouse for the scheduling of all university space for non-academic functions
     *Technical support for all meetings and events in the Pryz and several other campus spaces
     *Event planning support for internal and external clients
     *Operation of a comprehensive conference and intern housing program


You can find the following in the Pryz:
     *Office of Events and Conference Services (204)
     *International Student and Scholar Services (201)
     *Office of Campus Activities (202)
     *Program Board (211)
     *Center for Cultural Engagement (207)
     *Murphy's (second floor)
     *Murphy's Grill (first floor)
     *Office of the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs (353)
     *Food Court (second floor)
     *Student Restaurant (third floor)
     *ATM operated by SunTrust (first level, near entrance to the P.O.D.)
     *Daily use lockers (second level, near entrance to Murphy's)
     *Office of Housing Services (125)
     *Office of Disability Support Services (127)
     *Dining Services, including Cardinal Catering (124), Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market (first floor), Student Restaurant

       (second floor), Student Restaurant (third floor), Starbucks (third floor), and Murphy's Grill (first floor)
     *Various student organization offices, work- and storage spaces
     *Computer kiosks and printing services (via Information Desk)



More information about offices and services in the Pryz can be found here.




Eddie Pryzbyla: The Building's Patron

Edward J. Pryzbyla graduated from The Catholic University with a bachelor's degree in 1925 and was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in 1995. Through the years, Mr. Pryzbyla made many significant contributions to the University, including hundreds of trees and plants, the Pryzbyla Plaza, the Pryzbyla Arbor, and over $10 million to support the construction of what would become the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Pryzbyla once remarked "I want you to promise to help me show the students and staff how to love and care for this campus as much as I do." Eddie Pryzbyla died in 2000, so did not get to see the building that bears his name (the Pryz opened in March 2003). Through his generosity and spirit, he left an enduring positive legacy to all those connected to The Catholic University of America.


Edward J. "Eddie" Pryzbyla at the groundbreaking for the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, April 2000