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Week of 22 August 2016

Events This Week

Law Library Tours 

Mondays/Wednesdays at 3pm

Want to become more familiar with what the Law Library has to offer? Drop by the Reference Desk any Monday or Wednesday at 3pm for a 20 minute tour or check out the video on the Law Library Student Resources webpage:


Mass Schedule 

Each Wednesday at 12:05 pm in the Law School Chapel

All are welcome. The Chapel is located on the first floor of the southwest wing of the law school building, down the hall from the admissions office and student services suite.

The University liturgy schedule:

Daily Mass 12:05pm and 5:30pm, Corr Chapel

Saturday 5:30pm, Corr Chapel

Sunday 7:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm, St. Thomas of Villanova Church


Coming Events

The SBA’s Ed Huber Activities Fair

Wednesday, September 7 at 4pm in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons

For more information or to reserve a table, contact


Red Mass

St. Thomas of Villanova Church
Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm

The Red Mass, one of the Law School’s great traditions, gathers faculty, staff, students, and alumni to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.

A complimentary reception will immediately follow in the Arthur M. Goldberg '66 Commons.

No R.S.V.P. necessary.






Student Handbook

Check out the Student Handbook. All students are deemed to know the policies in the Student Handbook. It’s available online at



If you forgot your combination, want a different locker, or have a problem with your lock, please contact Cheryl Baro at


Parking Permit Pick-Up 

Parking Office - Garey Hall (the side nearest County Line Road)
Beginning Wednesday August 24


Emergency Contact Information

All law students are required to complete the emergency contact information form available through NOVASIS and kept on file with the Registrar. Please make sure your information is up-to-date.


Sign-up for NOVA Alert

As we start the new academic year, please be sure to sign-up for Nova Alert and, if you are already registered, be sure update your information if necessary. Nova Alert is the most convenient way to receive up-to-date, official information about emergency situations and closings at the Law School. You may register any of the following: cell phone (via SMS/texting), email account (work, home, other) and smartphone/PDA. Please register for both email and text messages. If the network goes down, emails cannot be sent but Nova Alert texts should be available. For more information:

To sign up:

·          Go to MyNova (click the link) and login

·          Go to Novasis

·          Click Personal Information

·          Click on Nova Alert & Cell Phone Information

·          Enter your information

·          Your Villanova email and the cell phone information will be entered into the Nova Alert system


Building Hours

The Law School Building Hours are Monday through Friday 7am – 7pm, except otherwise posted. Offices are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. The Law School Building is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Wildcard swipe.


Room Reservations

Recognized student groups may reserve rooms for meetings, events and for conducting business related to their mission as a law school student organization. Student Groups requiring rooms should be sure to request a room 3 business days in advance. Requests made less than 3 business days in advance may not be honored. When reserving rooms, please note your first and second room choice and be sure to indicate any catering or facilities needs your event may have so the Facilities and Events offices can best accommodate your events’ needs. All requests for rooms must be submitted to


Bird Migration

Villanova Law School cares about birds. In conjunction with the Villanova Law Sustainability Committee, we want to help rescue any birds that are injured when they strike the Law School and establish how many birds hit the building throughout the year. Some birds suffer head and shoulder injuries, others are only temporarily stunned and then fly away; unfortunately, many don’t survive the impact.

You can help! Keep blinds down and vented during the peak migration and close blinds and turn off office lights after dark. If you find an injured or dead bird, Monday through Friday during business hours, please contact Nicole Garafano (97066), Kristina Wilhelm-Nelson (97569), or email

If you see a bird hit a window or door at the Law School during the weekend or after 5pm during the weekday, and it does not fly away within a few minutes, it may be dazed, injured, or deceased. If the bird is alive, it is important to protect it from predators. Place the bird in a ventilated box with a lid and place the box in a warm, quiet place away from humans or predatory animals. Boxes are available at the lobby desk. After 30 minutes, release the bird back into the wild, unless it still remains dazed or appears injured, then you may contact the Schuylkill Center Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at (215) 482-7300 or the Tri-State Bird Rescue at (302) 737-9543. If you find a deceased bird, please email so that the bird can be transferred to the Biology department for documentation.

Thank you for your help.


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Class Changes

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