VLS Commencement Ceremony

Villanova Law Class of 2014:           Friday May 16, 2014

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

Commencement Speaker

James Sandman, President of Legal Service Corporation (LSC), the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation, has been selected as the School of Law’s Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2014 and recipient of the Villanova Law Medallion Award.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements, thank you notes, and other commemorative items are available to Villanova Law graduates from Balfour Company. Included are personalized Villanova Law announcements, as well as the option to print the graduate’s name, college, and degree in the text of the announcement. Information and order forms will be mailed to the permanent home address of all prospective graduates. If you have any questions, please call the Balfour Company directly at 1-800-433-0296.


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



Tickets are not necessary for the Law School's Commencement ceremony. Each graduate may invite an unlimited number of guest 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.

Parking/Shuttle Bus Service

All graduates and guests attending the Law School's Commencement activities should park in the Law School's parking garage. 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.



To view and download photos from the 2013 commencement ceremony, Click Here

More Information

For 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