Wednesday, February 25 is Ash Wednesday; Easter is on April 12. Much earlier than last year when they were the earliest they have been in a long time. So, Lent starts in two weeks!
And it is not too early to begin planning your Lentan purgations and mortifications. The Newman Center of Texas A&M University (Baptist Bible Belt Bailiwick, to be sure) in College Station has a wonderful blog entry with a Lentan FAQ and all kinds of information that you should peruse HERE
Speaking of Newman Centers. . . .
Inasmuch as few Catholic Colleges and Universities have received a mandatum from their bishops indicating that their theology professors teach in accordance with the Magisterium of the Church, those seeking a place to go to college might very well consider some of the public and private institutions that are known for their wonderful Newman Centers and schools who have branches of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.
As an aside, priests don't need a mandatum from their bishop. It is assumed that they are orthodox. Well, we all know about "assumptions."
If you or your child are not going to be getting an orthodox education, you might gain more value by going to a school where your time spent outside of the classroom and the library (do they still have libraries these days?) might be best spent being with fellow Catholics engaged in deepening their faith on their own at Mass, in prayer, in study and in fellowship.
Here is a list of some of the best of those organizations: