Join us Saturday, April 22, 2017!


Congratulations on your admission to Villanova University!

To celebrate your admission to Villanova, we would like to invite you and your family to attend Candidates’ Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Candidates’ Day 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; 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.

Click here to register for Candidates' Day


Tentative Schedule of Events - Saturday, April 22, 2017

Planning Your Visit




Candidates' Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tentative Abbreviated Schedule of Events

Please note, this schedule is subject to change.  A final schedule will be shared with all registrants the week of the event, and distributed to all attendees on Saturday morning at check-in.

General Schedule

8:00 a.m.
Pavilion Doors Open

8:00 - 9:25 a.m.
Check-In and Light Breakfast
Entertainment provided by the Villanova Band
The Pavilion

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Welcome Presentation
Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD  President
Teresa A. Nance, PhD  Associate Vice Provost
Michael M. Gaynor  Director of University Admission
Plus several current students!
The Pavilion

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
College Presentations, Open Houses, Lunch
See more details to the right

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Student Activities Fair
Representatives from many of our student organizations will be available to answer questions and provide more information about student life at Villanova.

Noon - 3:30 p.m.
Campus Tours
Departing on a rolling basis every 15 minutes

3 - 4 p.m.
Open Doors to New Experiences
What you want to know about living and learning together your freshman year, learning communities and your first days on campus.

3 - 4 p.m.
Going The Distance: A reception for students from beyond the Mid-Atlantic and New England
Visiting from further away? Come speak with some of our current students from the West, Midwest, South and beyond about their transitions to campus and experiences at Villanova.

4 - 5 p.m.
Screening of Gold Mettle
Each fall, Villanova hosts one of the largest student-run Special Olympics competitions in the world as thousands of athletes, coaches and volunteers come together to celebrate and compete.  Ten students from our Social Justice Documentary Film class followed two soccer teams for 15 weeks as they prepared for their ultimate goal of winning a gold medal at the Villanova Fall Festival.

5 - 5:30 p.m.
Campus Ministry Presentation
Saint Thomas of Villanova Church

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Saint Thomas of Villanova Church


College-Specific Events

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
11 a.m. - Lunch
Academic Presentations and Campus Tours:
12 p.m. - Session A
1 p.m. - Session B
2 p.m. - Session C

Villanova School of Business
11 a.m. - VSB Academic Presentation
12 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - VSB Academic Info Fair & Presentations

College of Engineering
11 a.m. - COE Academic Presentation
12 p.m. - Engineering Departmental Tours & Presentations
1:30 p.m. - Lunch

College of Nursing
11 a.m. - CON Academic Presentation
12 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - Nursing Academic Sessions
2 p.m. - Driscoll Hall Tours



Planning Your Visit


Villanova University is located 12 miles west of Center City Philadelphia in the heart of the historic Main Line. Located near the intersection of two major interstate highways, I-76 and I-476, Villanova's campus is easily accessible by car, commuter train, trolley, or bus. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located 20 miles from campus.

Map Your Trip | Interactive Campus Map | Printable Campus Map with Building Key | Parking Map

Parking and Directions

Complimentary parking will be available in the Ithan Garage I-1 (located just south of the Lancaster Ave / Ithan Ave intersection) and in Lot L-2 (turn at Saint Thomas Way), which are a short walk to all events.  Limited main campus parking is available for those displaying an ADA car tag.  Additionally, the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line services campus directly via Villanova StationClick here for car and public transit directions to campus.


For your convenience, here is a list of hotels around the Villanova area.  Listings are provided as information only and do not imply endorsement from the University.

Several hotels are offering discounted rooms for Villanova admitted students and their families for Early Action Candidates' Weekend:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia-Plymouth Meeting
200 Lee Drive, Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
Hilton is offering Villanova University visitors an 18% discount off the typical rates at this hotel.
Click here to book your stay with this discount

Hampton Inn by Hilton Plymouth Meeting
2055 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
Hilton is offering a rate of $129.00 per night for a room with either a king or two double beds.
Click here to book your stay with this discount. This special room rate will be available until April 1, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out.

Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken, PA  19428
Marriott is offering a rate of $109.00 per night for a room with either a king or two full sized beds (this represents a $50.00 savings from standard pricing)
Click here to book your stay with this discount. This special room rate will be available until March 31, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out.