Early Action Candidates' Weekend

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Congratulations on being admitted Early Action to Villanova University!

To celebrate your admission to Villanova, we would like to invite you and your family to attend Early Action Candidates’ Weekend on Friday, February 12, and Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Early Action Candidates’ Weekend is an ideal time for prospective Villanovans and their families to learn more about our community, academic programs, and campus activities.  You will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, students, administrators and staff; experience classes on Friday; tour research facilities; eat lunch in one of our award-winning dining halls; and explore our beautiful campus.

Every day, our students embark on remarkable adventures and transformative experiences.  We hope you will make Early Action Candidates' Weekend your first step in finding out what your Villanova story will be.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Please see the links below for a detailed schedule of events for each College. Note, the day starts at 9:30am for all attendees.

Tentative Abbreviated Schedule of Events:

Please note, this schedule is subject to change.  A final schedule will be distributed to all attendees on Saturday morning at registration.

8:30 - 9:30 AM
Registration and Light Breakfast
The Pavilion

9:30 - 11:00 AM
Welcome Presentation
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., PhD
The Pavilion

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
College Presentations, Open Houses, Campus Tours, Lunch
See individual links above

3:00 - 4:00 PM
University Open House
Representatives from Financial Assistance, University Admission, Education Abroad, Health Professions Advising, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships will present

4:30 - 5:30 PM
Saint Thomas of Villanova Church

8:00 PM
Men's Basketball
Saint John's Red Storm at Villanova Wildcats
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Due to overwhelming interest, our original ticket block has sold out. However, a limited number of seats are still available!  You have two options in which to purchase tickets. 

Click here to purchase tickets at a 50% discount through Living Social  or

Click here to purchase tickets directly from the Wells Fargo Center

Please note: while Villanova plays the majority of our games directly on campus, this contest will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia which can be reached from campus by car or public transportation.


Friday, February 12, 2016 - Early Arrivals

For those of you arriving for Early Action Candidates' Weekend early, we encourage you to join us on campus Friday!

11:30 AM
Student-Led Campus Tours
Depart from Austin Hall.

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Service at Villanova
Connelly Center, Cinema

2:30 PM
Student-Led Campus Tours
Depart from Austin Hall

3:30 - 5:00 PM
The Philosophy of Education
Join members of our faculty in a discussion of our campus community's philosophy of education.
The Pavilion

5:00 PM
Casual Dinner
Donahue Hall and Dougherty Hall


The following buildings and administrative offices will be open on campus:

Office of University Admission
Austin Hall
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Office of Financial Assistance
Kennedy Hall, 2nd Floor
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Office for Undergraduate Students
Saint Augustine Center
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Villanova School of Business, Clay Center
Bartley Hall
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

College of Engineering, Gayle Doyle
Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER), Room 309
8:30 - 11:30 AM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM

College of Nursing, Christa Gardner
Driscoll Hall, Dean's Office
9:00 - 1:00 PM and 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Honors Program
Garey Hall, Room 106
9:00 AM - Noon


Villanova Career Center
Garey Hall, Room 117
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus Ministry
Saint Rita's Hall
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Center for Multicultural Affairs
Dougherty Hall
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dining Services
Dougherty Hall, Room 106
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Health Professions Advising Office
Mendel Science Center, Room 143
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Office of Learning Support Services
Falvey Memorial Library, 2nd Floor
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Falvey Memorial Library
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Office of Residence Life
Kennedy Hall, 2nd Floor
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Villanova University Bookstore
Kennedy Hall, 1st Floor
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

First-Year Bucket List


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