Setting Up Services

This section contains information about parking, obtaining your Villanova student ID card and other information that will be important throughout the summer.

Health Services

Health and wellness are critical to a student's success during their law school years. Villanova University offers the highest quality of services in the area of health and wellness to ensure that students receive the support they need to succeed.

To learn more about health and wellness at Villanova, please click here.

Health Insurance

All law students must carry health insurance during their time in law school. This is a University requirement that is applicable to every law student. The Unversity follows a hard waiver process: Every student must provide proof of insurance to the Bursar's Office by a specific date. Students who do not provide proof of insurance will automatically be enrolled in the University plan and will be charged for that plan. Questions regarding this should be directed to the Bursar's Office at www.bursar.villanova.edu.

University Sponsored Plan

The University offers a health insurance plan designed for students. All law students are sent information from the University regarding health insurance, including a description of coverage with costs, benefits, exclusions, reductions and limitations. This plan is designed specifically for Villanova University students and their families. More information can be found at: www.firststudent.com.

If you enroll in the plan, the annual charge will be on your fall semester bill.

If you fail to waive the University sponsored plan by showing proof of comparable coverage, you will be enrolled automatically and billed for the University sponsored insurance plan at the beginning of the school year.

Important: You will automatically be enrolled and billed for the Villanova University Health Insurance plan unless you complete and submit an Insurance Waiver Form. To complete the Waiver process, please go to www.firststudent.com, select Villanova University and click the Waive Your School's Insurance link. Your online waiver must be submitted by September 13, 2014. After that date, you are irrevocably enrolled and responsible for payment to Villanova University for this health insurance coverage.

The 2014-15 Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan information packet was recently mailed to you. This plan is administered by First Risk Advisors and is underwritten by the United HealthCare Insurance Company.

If you have any additional questions or if you would to download a copy of the brochure, please go to www.firststudent.com and select the appropriate links, or you may contact the Student Health Center at 610-519-4070.

The University Student Health Center

Phone: 610-519-4070
Website: www.studentlife.villanova.edu/healthservices

The University Counseling Center

Phone: 610-519-4050
Website: www.studentlife.villanova.edu/counselingcenter

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc. is a comprehensive assistance program designed to meet the unique needs of law students, lawyers, judges and their family members who are struggling not only with alcohol and drug related problems, but also with stress, anxiety, depression, gambling, and other emotional and mental health issues.

Confidential Helpline: 1-888-999-1941
Website: www.lclpa.org

Online Parking Registration

Web based parking registration is available to all law students. To register, log-in to Novasis and select MyNova. Once you are in MyNova, click on Personal Information, and then click on Register for Parking. Once the form is completed online, the parking permit price is automatically billed to your student account.

Parking will be enforced beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Kindly direct questions to:

Parking and Transportation Office
Farrell Hall
Villanova University Public Safety
610-519-6990

NOVASIS

Novasis can be accessed here.

Use Novasis to:

  • Check the status of your financial aid application (what is missing from your folder, if your folder is complete, etc.)
  • View your financial aid letter
  • View the budget that has been used to determine your awards
  • Access your student account information at the Bursar's Office (charges, aid and payments received)
  • View your personal loan history (loans borrowed at the law school and other institutions)
  • View student records (grades, transcripts)
  • Access registration information (drop and add classes, look at your schedule)

University E-mail

Student e-mails are automatically generated once the full seat deposit has been paid. Students will be issued an @law.villanova.edu e-mail address and will receive a notification to their permanent e-mail on file. 

If you have not been issued an e-mail or have any questions, please contact the UNIT helpdesk at 610-519-7777.

NOVA Alert

Villanova University uses the Roam Secure Alert Network to contact you quickly during a major crisis or emergency. NOVA Alert delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to all the devices you choose to register:

  • cell phone (via SMS/texting)
  • e-mail account (work, home, other)
  • smartphone
  • pager

When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized senders will notify you using NOVA Alert. NOVA Alert is your connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, as well as instructions on where to find more detailed information.

Learn more about the University's Crisis Response Procedures.

Wildcard

It is mandatory that all students entering Villanova University have an ID card known as the Wildcard. The Wildcard will give you access to the Law School, library, internet, numerous academic doors, your restricted debit account, print allowance, Davis Fitness Center and vending machines.

To process your Wildcard online using VPhoto, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to http:/www.villanova.edu/photo
  2. Follow the online instructions
  3. Submit your photo online

This is mandatory; all students must have a Wildcard. If you complete this process by mid-August, you will receive your Wildcard during Orientation. No Wildcards will be given out ahead of time. If you have any questions, contact the Wildcard Office at 610-519-6202, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays until noon. Visit the Wildcard website for more information.

Please note that you will need your e-mail address login information (username and password) when registering for your Wildcard. If you do not have this information, please call the UNIT helpdesk at 610-519-7777, and be ready to tell them your 8-digit student ID number that you use when logging into Novasis.

Accommodations

Villanova Law works diligently at meeting the needs of students with disabilities, and it grants reasonable accommodations provided that the requested accommodations do not fundamentally alter the nature of the academic program or compromise an essential part of the academic program. Please click here for more information.

Students with physical disabilities that require accommodations unrelated to the academic program should contact Nancy A. Whalen, Director of Student Affairs or call 610-519-5228.

Class Registration

Villanova Law's Registrar's Office will assign each student a section and register each student for the first year classes. Your schedule, which will be located in Novasis, is tentative and may change. You will receive your final schedule at Orientation. If you purchase books prior to Orientation, be sure that you can return them in case your schedule changes over the summer.

Please note that the information regarding first day assignments and the book list for your classes are not yet available, but they will be posted here in the coming weeks.

Technology Services Information

To learn more about getting your laptop ready and setting up online accounts at Villanova, see the Admitted Students FAQ.

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Villanova University School of Law
299 N. Spring Mill Rd.
Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: 610-519-7010
Fax: 610-519-6291

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