Guidelines for New Employees

Congratulations! As a new employee, we would like to welcome you to the VU community. We are excited to have you onboard and look forward to know that you will be an important contributor to our ongoing success.

New Employee Orientation

All new employees are expected to attend a New Employee Orientation, where they will complete their New Hire Paperwork (I-9, W-4, etc.) and learn about the University, including the following topics:

  • Mission and Values of Villanova University
  • Pertinent Policies and Procedures
  • Public Safety/Parking
  • Benefits
  • Performance Review Process
  • Harassment Prevention Training
  • Other University Departments and Services

Hours of Work

Full time non-exempt personnel are normally scheduled to work Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a one-hour unpaid lunch break. Part Time employees are expected to work the schedule assigned by their supervisor; a lunch break may or may not be part of the schedule. Any questions regarding schedules are to be discussed with your immediate supervisor. You may be required as part of your job to work on Saturdays and/or Sundays, to have different starting times from week to week or day to day, or to be assigned irregular work hours or work weeks. Some departments may set the standard work schedule and/or overtime requirements to meet the special needs of that particular unit.

Staff Identification Cards

The Wildcard is the University’s identification card. All employees are required to obtain a Wildcard and to carry it with them while on campus, and produce it if requested by the proper authority. The first Wildcard is of no cost to the employee, but if the Wildcard is lost or stolen, there will be a replacement fee. The Wildcard is the property of the University and must be returned upon termination of employment. For more information about the Wildcard, please visit their web site at


Employee parking areas are located at several places on campus. In order to maintain a sound parking program, and to reduce congestion and inconvenience, it is important that all employees park only in their assigned areas. Cars are not admitted to these lots without a current parking permit.

All staff using University parking spaces are required to pay an annual fee for parking. You may purchase your initial permit in the Public Safety office, located in Farrell Hall, Lancaster Avenue. For more information regarding renewal of a parking permit or to obtain a copy of the University’s Parking Regulations, contact the Public Safety Department at 9-6989, or visit their web site at

New Hire Information