St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration

Each fall, the Villanova community begins the academic year with a celebration honoring St. Thomas of Villanova, the 16th-century Augustinian bishop of Valencia, Spain, and patron of the University. This tradition will continue in September 2014 with four days of special events.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

7 p.m.  St. Thomas of Villanova Lecture
Location: Connelly Center, Villanova Room
Description: The Celebration begins with the St. Thomas of Villanova Lecture, an opportunity for the University community to examine an important and timely issue facing society.

Friday, September 26, 2014

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Community Collection Day
Location: The Pavilion, Lobby area
Description: Items needed by local community agencies will be collected. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

8:30 a.m. Day of Service Send Off  
Location: The Pavilion

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Day of Service
Location: More than 150 service sites throughout Greater Philadelphia
Description: Students, faculty, staff, alumni and families will partner with community agencies to perform service in neighborhoods throughout the region. Villanovans outside of Greater Philadelphia are encouraged to participate in the Day of Service by identifying opportunities closer to home. Please visit the Villanova University Alumni Association website for more information.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

5:30 p.m.  Community Liturgy
Location: Campus Green. All faiths are welcomed.

7 p.m.  Community Dinner
Location: Dougherty Hall Dining Room
Description: Share in food and fellowship to mark the conclusion of this year's St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration


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The St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration is generously sponsored by:


                     Lead Sponsor





Wells Fargo