VLS Commencement Ceremony

Villanova Law Class of 2016:   Friday May 13, 2016

Mass, St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Main Campus
9 am
Commencement, The Pavilion
(Pavilion Doors open at 9:30 am for guests.)
10:30 am
Reception to follow on the front lawn of the Law School Noon - 2 pm  

Click here to view the webcast of the 2015 Commencement ceremony.

Parking/Shuttle Bus Service

All graduates and guests attending the Law School's Commencement activities should park in the Law School's parking garage or the University's Main Lots on Lancaster Avenue. Continuous shuttle bus service will be available to transport guests from the Law School to the Mass, from the Law School to the Pavilion, and from the Pavilion to the Law School following the ceremony. A shuttle map can be found here.


Tickets are not necessary for the Law School's Commencement ceremony. Each graduate may invite an unlimited number of guests to attend the day's events.

Guests with Special Needs

Guests with special needs will be permitted to park close to the church and to drop-off guests using the Lancaster Avenue entrance to the Pavilion, following posted signage. Public Safety officers will direct guests requiring drop-off or handicapped parking.

At the Commencement ceremony, there is a small section of floor seating for guests in wheelchairs or unable to manage the bleachers. Given space limitations, we ask that only 1 family member and the guest with special needs sit in this area.


Those who need hotel accommodations are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. Nearby Hotels



To view and download photos from the 2015 commencement ceremony, Click Here


More Information

Additional details about Commencement will be communicated to graduating students and updated on this website during the spring semester. If you have specific questions, please contact one of the following people:

Nicole Garafano
Director of Events
(610) 519-7066

Nancy A. Whalen

Director of Student Affairs
(610) 519-5228