Phase II: May - November 2012

Transforming the Grotto and Kennedy Ellipse

During the second phase, the Grotto will be moved to the area between St. Rita and Austin Halls. The new Grotto will resemble a small amphitheater designed to hold approximately 20 to 30 people. Phase II will also feature the transformation of the Kennedy Ellipse—the area between Kennedy, Corr and Dougherty Halls and the Connelly Center— into an open and attractive gathering place. Work also will be done to improve the Sullivan-Sheehan Quad.

Please review this pdf document for pedestrian routes during Phase II construction activity:

The New Grotto
Kennedy Ellipse- Before
Kennedy Ellipse - After

Campus Master Plan Report

screenshot of campus master plan

A PDF of the Final Recommendations presented to the Villanova University Board of Trustees in October 2008 may be viewed by clicking the icon below below. Earlier draft reports and additional information are available to view by members of the Villanova Community as part of the Office of the President tab in the myNOVA portal.

Overview of the Transformation of the Campus Landscape Initiative

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