Frequently asked questions


Where will I live?

Students attending REACH CU will live in separate male and female housing in the resident halls at WAU. There is a more complete description of the men's residents, Morrison Hall, and women's residents, Halcyon Hall, on the WAU website.

What church will I attend?

You will be able to participate and lead in one or more of the 60 churches in the Washington D.C. area. You will also get a chance to visit and learn from a variety of practioners in the area.

Where will I eat?

Vegetarian/vegan meals will be available in the WAU dining hall which are included in the price of tuition.

What will I need to bring? What can't I bring?

Items that we suggest you bring are:

  • Bedding - twin sized
  • Bible
  • Clothing for all seasons (yes, it snows here)
  • Laptop (strongly suggested)
  • Laundry basket
  • Pillow
  • Room decor in harmony with Christian standards
  • Toiletries

Items that we ask you NOT to bring are:

  • Television
  • Firearms
  • Martial arts equipment
  • Fireworks
  • Pets
  • Hotplates
  • Ciagarettes
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Pornographic/occult material including inappropriate posters and pictures
  • Video games
  • Secular forms of media (video, music, apps)

What can I do in my free time?

While REACH CU will certainly keep you busy,  you will have some free time. You'll have access to several museums including the Smithsonian Museums and National Zoo, which are free!

Is there financial support available to me for academic and living expenses?

The great thing about attending REACH CU is that students will already be coming from a summer literature evangelism program, which they will be required to attend in both summers surrounding the school year. Students learn the art of door-to-door sales as well as have the opportunity to earn back most, if not all of the cost of tuition. There are also scholarships and other fundraising efforts available.

Will my friends and family be able to visit me during the year and can I visit home during breaks?

Yes, your family and friends can visit! Due to the nature of the living space you will be sharing with other students, we encourage any visitors to arrange for their own accommodations. REACH CU is designed to follow a schedule similar to many Seventh-day Adventist colleges, so you will have a Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break.

Will this program keep me on track with continuing my education?

We are being very intentional about this school serving as a mission year experience, with the intent that students will return to their college or university with renewed passion and direction to continue pursuing their degrees. We view this year-long program as an opportunity for students to learn valuable life skills and be able to connect meaningfully with people to bring about lasting change. In addition to offering a powerful ministry experience, REACH CU will be fully accredited to offer a variety of college religion and applied ministry courses for transfer.

Will the credits I receive, transfer to other colleges?

Yes, all Seventh-day Adventist colleges, as well as  non-Adventist colleges will accept credits earned at REACH CU as electives.