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National Non-Traditional Student Week 2014

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National Non-Traditional Student Week 2014 is November 3 -7. This is a celebration of the extraordinary lengths that part-time, evening, online, and/or adult students go through to complete their degrees. Though the terms and definitions may vary, there is no disputing the fact that non-traditional students constitute over one-third of all those seeking a degree.

Here at Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies our non-traditional students come from a variety of backgrounds. Whether it is a working parent, a military professional returning to civilian life, a career-changer looking for a non-credit certificate, or a working professional looking for a second chance, Villanova’s community of Non-Traditional Learners share both an ability to persevere and a desire to overcome and succeed.

Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies, including the Offices of both Part-Time and Continuing Studies, will be celebrating Non-Traditional Student Week 2014 with a number of fun and educational events. The goal is to both embrace our students and inform the Villanova community at-large in a fun and jovial way.

The calendar of events includes:

  • T-Shirt a-day raffle
  • A pizza/coffee event for our students
  • An award for an outstanding non-traditional student leader

We will share stories all week long of our students, and solicit stories from our students as well. Follow us all week on Twitter and Facebook. Use the hashtag #NovaNTSW2014

National Non-Traditional Student Week 2014

Distinguished Student Award

Do you know a Non-Traditional Student who has truly persevered on their way towards earning their degree or certificate? Perhaps you have your own story of overcoming obstacles that you wish to share?

Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies invites students, faculty, and staff to submit nominations for our Distinguished Award. We are looking for one student from Part-Time Studies and one student from Continuing Studies. Tell us why you think they deserve the award (a few bullet points are fine). Self-nominations will be accepted. Stories will be shared on social media all week long (#NovaNTSW2014) and the best story will win.

To participate, send your story to Brandon Alan Dorfman in the Office of Part-Time Studies ( or Karen Christie in the Office of Continuing Studies ( or complete the form below. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, October 31 at 5 PM and winners will be announced Wednesday, November 5.

Online Orientation

Online Orientation

Click the link to access the Online Summer Orientation program: 
Summer Orientation: May 27, 2014


Congratulations to Part-Time Studies student Stephen Kane, '14 (Media & Technology) on winning The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center) annual Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Award for CLAS!

Kane earned the Meyer ICE Award through his participation as a radio host on WXVU and being a columnist for the Arts and Entertainment section of the newspaper at Villanova, where he wrote many articles pertaining to the nature of local musicians who struggle to promote their art. Through the newspaper and the radio station, Kane has created a vehicle for the less renowned artists of the area to creatively and openly exhibit their talent.

An Invitation!

Villanova University invites Part-Time and Continuing Studies students to submit their names for consideration for the Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship application. Click the link for more information and directions on how to apply.

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Fall 2014 Evening Catalog