Getting Here

Already familiar with the area? View the Villanova Campus Map to find us. St. Mary's Hall is building number 48 on the "Full Campus Map."

Getting to Villanova

Arriving by Car:

Mapquest directions from your starting point to St. Mary's Hall (indicated as "St. Mary's Seminary" on the map).  The entrance to St. Mary's Parking Lot is on County Line Road.   Be sure to observe all speed limits when approaching campus - particularly on 320 (Spring Mill Road) and County Line Road.

From the West: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 24 (Valley Forge/Route 76). Take Route 76 East to the Gulph Mills Exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right onto Route 320-South. At the third traffic light, turn right onto Matsonford Road. At the first light (just over a mile), turn left onto County Line Road.  St. Mary's Hall is just before the first traffic light.

From the South: Take I-95 North to exit 7, the I-476 (the Blue Route) Interchange. Continue on I-476 North to exit 13, St. David/Villanova (US Rt. 30). Follow Rt. 30 East. Turn left onto Rt. 320. Follow to St. Mary's Hall.

From the North and East: Take the NJ Turnpike to exit 6, the PA Turnpike. Continue on the PA Turnpike to the I-476 (the Blue Route) Interchange. Follow I-476 South to exit 13, St. David/Villanova (US Rt. 30). Follow Rt. 30 East. Turn left onto Rt. 320. Follow to St. Mary's Hall.

View a map of the area.

By Train:

From Philadelphia's 30th Street Station (AMTRAK), Market East Station, or Suburban Station: Take SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line (Regional Rail) to the Villanova stop.  This train runs approximately every 30 minutes between Center City & Villanova.   View train schedule.  Be sure to purchase your ticket from a ticket window or machine in advance, if possible.   There is often a surcharge for purchasing on the train. 

From Philadelphia's 69th Street Terminal: The Market Street Subway Elevated Line connects with the Norristown High Speed Line at 69th Street station.  The Norristown Line has two Villanova Campus stops.  Be sure to use the "Villanova" stop which is closest to St. Mary's.   (As opposed to the "Villanova Stadium" stop.)    View R-100 schedule.

By Plane:

The Villanova Campus is 25 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport by car.  Take I-95 South to I-476 North.  Continue North on I-467 to exit 13, St. David/Villanova (US Rt. 30). Follow Rt. 30 East. Turn left onto Rt. 320. Follow to St. Mary's Hall.

For limousine service from the airport directly to Villanova, contact Bennett's Main Line Airport Services at 610-525-0513. ($17-$25)

By train from the airport:  SEPTA's Airport Line operates every 30 minutes from the Philadephia Airport to 30th Street Station. From 30th Street, you will transfer to the Paoli/Thorndale train - follow the directions above "BY TRAIN: From Philadelphia's 30th Street Station".  View the Airport Line schedule.  The total fare from the Airport to Villanova should be less than $10.   Be sure to purchase your ticket from the machine in advance if possible.   There is often a surcharge for purchasing on the train. 

Directions to Off-Campus Sites

Mapquest directions from your starting point to MS 180 in the Bronx.

Mapquest directions from your starting point to Parkland High School.


Mapquest directions from your starting point to Archbishop Ryan High School.

Mapquest directions from your starting point to Franklin Avenue Middle School.

Mapquest directions from your starting point to University of the Arts.

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Contact Us

Office of Music Activities
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-5050
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

Featured Events

Performing Arts Camp
Welcome to our New Students!

Activities held 8/28-30

Wedding Feast of the Lamb
Villanova's Combined Choirs perform the World Premiere of the "Wedding Feast of the Lamb" as part of the World Meeting of Families Celebration. September 24th, 8pm, St. John the Evangelist Church, 13th & Market Sts., Philadelphia
Wildcat Dancer Tryouts
Seussical
VSMT presents Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, October 22-24 & 29-31
irish dance fest
The 3rd Annual Villanova Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival October 24th, Jake Nevin Field House
WorldMusicDays
Villanova participates in the worldwide event with two performances: Pops Orchestra, 10/24, 1pm, St. Mary's Chapel Jazz Band, 10/29, 7pm, Cinema

Rehearsals

Join one of our performing groups! Stop by a rehearsal!

Instrumental

  • Band - Mon & Tu 6-8pm.  St. Mary's Band Room.
  • Jazz Band - Wed 6-8pm, St. Mary's Jazz Room.
  • Orchestra - Mon 8-10pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  Strings only Thurs 6-8pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  

Choral

  • Gospel Choir - Tu & Th 5:30-7:30, St. Mary's Chapel (Tu) & Jazz Band Room (Th)
  • Villanova Voices - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Chapel.  
  • Villanova Singers - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Auditorium. 

Theatre

  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre - To get involved, join us at a General Meeting, dates will be posted here near the start of the Fall Semester.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.

Dance - most Rehearsals take place in St. Mary's Dance Studio.   Following is LAST YEAR's schedule.   This will be updated at the start of Fall '15.

  • Dance Company/Ensemble - Sun, 1-5; Mon 6-8; Wed 6-8:30
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun, 7-9; Mon 9:30-11; Wed 8:30-11
  • Ablaze - Sun, 5-7; Tues 5:30-7:30
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon, 8-9:30; Tues 7:30-9:30; Thurs 6-9
  • Wazobia - Tues 9:30-11; Thurs 9-11; Fri 7-9
  • Superlative - Sunday 9-11:30
  • Breakdance - Friday 3-5
  • Baila Latino - Friday 5-7; Sat 2-5
  • Tae Kwan Do - Sat 10-2
  • Marital Arts - Sat 5-6:30

A Capella - Remaining A Capella schedules to be determined after fall auditions

  • Haveners
  • Nothing but Treble - Tu 7:30-9:30; Sun 3-5; St. Mary's 14
  • Sirens
  • Supernovas
  • Minor Problem
  • Vocal Minority

Villanova Music Downloads

* vualmamater.pdf
VU Alma Mater Sheet Music
* alma_mater_band.mp3
VU Alma Mater Played by VU Band
* alma_mater_singers.mp3
VU Alma Mater Sung by VU Singers
* vufightsong.pdf
VU Fight Song Sheet Music
* fight_song.mp3
VU Fight Song Performed by VU Band