Visit Villanova University!

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The best way to learn about Villanova is to experience our campus in person. The Office of University Admission welcomes prospective students and their families to experience and learn about the distinct benefits of a Villanova education.

Registration is strongly encouraged so that we may communicate with you regarding the details of your visit, or any changes to our schedule.  The Office of University Admission is located on the ground level of Austin Hall.

To schedule your visit, please click here.

Villanova is pleased to welcome guests with disabilities or others who need special assistance.  Please be sure to request accommodations in advance by contacting the Office of University Admission at 610-519-4000 or



The Admission Visitors Lot is now closed as we embark upon Phase I of the Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue project.  All Admission visitors should instead park in Main Lot or Pike Lot until further notice.  Should there not be available parking in either of those lots, overflow parking will be available in all parking lots on South Campus.

  • Click here to download a printable Campus Map with Building Key
  • Main Lot and Pike Lot are indicated on the map as simply "Parking" and are the large lots located on either side of Ithan Avenue, south of Lancaster Avenue.
  • South Campus can be accessed by turning south on Ithan Avenue and proceeding under the train bridge to the first driveway.  On the above map, the buildings in this area are indicated in maroon and have buildings 57 and 25 at the entrance.  You may park in any legal parking space that you find once entering South Campus.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you during your visit to campus.  As a result of these possible challenges, we now recommend that you plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your Nova Nation Presentation or Campus Tour in order to provide the necessary time to find parking and then make your way to the Office of University Admission in Austin Hall Austin Hall is the second building to the right of St. Thomas of Villanova Church (pictured above).  Should you have any questions about these directions, please contact our office at 610-519-4000 or


Visiting Villanova


Nova Nation Presentation

Join us for a forty-five minute group information session designed to showcase Villanova University and our five promises to students - academic excellence, personal attention, strong community, service to others, and lifelong success - along with details on the undergraduate admission process.  These sessions are conducted by an Office of University Admission staff member and include a question and answer period.


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Campus Tours

Join us on a one-hour student-led tour that gives visitors a chance to experience the Villanova community first-hand!  You will have a chance to see our campus, visit academic buildings, and have all of your questions answered from a student perspective.  Please note, while we will make every attempt to show you a residence hall room during your tour, that stop is based upon our students' availability.  Residence hall rooms are NOT shown during summer tours due to the large number of minors on campus for summer camps.


Special Group Visits

Villanova University welcomes larger groups for a thirty minute information session followed by a one hour student-guided walking tour.  In order to participate in a special group visit, students must be from a high school or organization that caters to this population age group and is limited to no more than 50 students.

Group visit information and registration


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Mobile Walking Tour

Explore campus at your own pace with our self-guided walking tour of all the University's hot spots using your smartphone or tablet.  Visit to get started!


Other Visit Resources

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Villanova Virtual Visit

Prefer to explore Villanova from the comfort of home?  Hear from our students in more than 500 video commentaries.  Explore campus through an interactive photorealistic map featuring every building and facility.  Watch videos about our community, academics, athletics and commitment to service.  Discover what it's really like to be a Villanovan at

Villanova Visits You!

Throughout the year, Villanova admission representatives will be visiting high schools and attending college fairs across the country and around the world.  Be sure to check and see when we will be in your area.


We Have Something For You!

Whether you’ve just discovered Villanova University or you’ve always wanted to be a part of the Nova Nation, the Villanova Virtual Visit has something for you.

Getting Here

Villanova is 12 miles west of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States and the second largest city on the East Coast. Check out all there is to do around Villanova.

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Photorealistic Map

Explore our 260-acre campus through an interactive, photorealistic map.

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